Wedding Present Announce N.A. Tour

 

 

Weddoes supporting
recent Albini-produced album
El Rey.

By Blurt Staff

 

The Wedding Present has announced a 21 date North American
tour which will commence at the Casbah in San Diego,
California and conclude at The Mohawk in Austin, Texas.  The band released El Rey in May, its first new long player since 2005’s Take
Fountain.  El Rey found the band reunited with noted producer Steve Albini,
with whom they worked with on their 1991 release Seamonsters. 

 

The live lineup includes David Gedge (guitar and vocals),
Terry de Castro (bass), Graeme Ramsay (drums), and Chris McConville (guitar).

 

 

El Rey was penned Gedge was living in Los
Angeles and according to his label it “burns with West Coast
sunlight; Hollywood
seen through the eyes of a gritty British Northerner.”  Speaking about El Rey in MOJO Magazine, Gedge observed, “I’ve been living in West
Hollywood for the last year or so, and while I’m not going to claim that this
is my ‘L.A.’
album, there are some references. I suppose the themes are lust, jealousy,
betrayal, regret, obsession, super-heroes… the usual. We chose to record with
Steve this time because the new songs were sounding very guitar-ry and quite
dark. It’s been good. As you’d imagine, really; Albini knows his stuff.”

 

 

Wedding Present Tour
Dates:

 

9/18/08                        Casbah                                                San Diego, CA

9/19/08                        Troubadour                             Los Angeles, CA

9/21/08                        Slim’s                                      San Francisco, CA

9/23/08                        WOW
Hall                              Eugene, OR

9/24/08                        Neumo’s                                  Seattle, WA

9/25/08                        Doug
Fir Lounge                    Portland, OR

9/26/08                        Media
Club                             Vancouver, B.C.

9/29/08                        Turf
Club                                St. Paul, MN

10/1/08                        Empty
Bottle                          Chicago, IL

10/2/08                        Crofoot
(Pike Room)              Pontiac, MI

10/3/08                        Lee’s
Palace                            Toronto,
ONT

10/4/08                        Babylon                                   Ottawa, ONT

10/5/08                        Le
National                             Montreal, ONT

10/6/08                        Middle
East                            Cambridge,
MA

10/8/08                        Bowery
Ballroom                    New York, NY

10/9/08                        Southpaw                                Brooklyn, NY

10/11/08                      Black
Cat                                Washington, D.C.

10/12/08                      Local
506                                Chapel Hill, NC

10/14/08                      The
Earl                                   Atlanta, GA

10/15/08                      The
Bottletree                         Birmingham, AL

10/17/08                      The
Mohawk                           Austin, TX

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