Bettie Serveert For Rare U.S. Tour

 

Supporting latest
record Pharmacy Of Love.

 

By Fred Mills

 

Okay, music fans, we don’t post too many tour itineraries
here at Blurt (could spend all day doing nothing but post tour dates, in fact,
and then we’d get nothing else done…), but this one is pretty special: Dutch
band Bettie Serveert, who recently released a new album called Pharmacy Of Love on Second Motion. The
tour kicks off on Sept. 23 in Boston and heads
across the country then back again to wrap on Oct. 31 in Arlington. Full itinerary, below.

 

Here’s what we originally had to say about the record:

 

“On album number nine, this Dutch
indie band returns to its roots, eschewing the tortured adult-rock of 2000’s
Private Suit and the wonderful pop/dance fusion of
2002’s
Log
22
.  As such, if you’re
a fan of their more sophisticated side, you lose out this time but for anyone
who cherishes their simple rock rush, that’s a lot to savor here. Singer Carol
Van Dyk still commands a suave-but-take-no-bullshit voice in the mode of
Chrissie Hynde, and her co-writing partner Peter Visser juices things up nicely
with stomping guitar riffs, especially buoying on soaring songs like
“Semaphore” and the title track.  Things don’t let up into
ballad territory until the fourth song (“Mossie”) and even that turns
into crunching rock soon.  Only the overly long droning intro to the
“Calling” breaks the mood of an otherwise solid album. Still,
you have to wonder when Van Dyk and Visser will pursue their adventurous spirit
again in their music. When they do, they’ll surely give Rilo Kiley a run for
their money.”

 

Tour Dates:

 

Sep
23: T.T. the Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
Sep 24: Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
Sep 25: Southpaw – Brooklyn, NY
Sep 26: Daniel Street – Milford, CT
Sep 28: The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON
Sep 29: Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
Sep 30: Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI
Oct 01: The Abbey – Chicago, IL
Oct 02: First Avenue & 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 04: Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
Oct 06: Empyrean Coffee – Spokane, WA
Oct 07: Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
Oct 08: Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
Oct 10: Dante’s – Portland, OR
Oct 12: Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA
Oct 13: Spaceland – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 16: Plush – Tucson, AZ
Oct 17: Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
Oct 19: The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
Oct 20: Stubb’s – Austin, TX
Oct 22: Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO
Oct 23: Exit / In – Nashville, TN
Oct 24: Earl – Atlanta, GA
Oct 25: Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 27: Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 28: North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 29: Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Oct 30: The Record Collector Store – Bordentown, NJ
Oct 31: Iota Club & Café – Arlington, VA

 

 

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