Published Mar 03, 2008As a rule, a lead singers departure marks the end to a bands career. However, in Bonde do Roles case, the exit of their vocalist Marina Ribatski last year has had quite the opposite effect. Today the Brazilian band announced the addition of two new members: singers Ana Bernardino and Laura Taylor, making the trio-turned-duo into a four-piece.
With the help of MTV Brazil, Bonde do Roles Rodrigo Gorky and Pedro DEyrot recruited the new additions through their own "reality TV show, where, according to the bands label, Domino, over 100 Bonde wannabes were screened over "an intensive course of Karaoke competitions, mud wrestlings, crashing in Gorkys garage for a week and performing for live audiences.
This announcement, which has already been confirmed by the increasingly quick "fact checker at Wikipedia, comes as the group prepare to embark on their 2008 tour. Here are the dates:
4/24 Miami, FL, Studio A
4/26 Indio, CA, Coachella
4/28 Tucson, AZ, Plush
4/30 Austin, TX, Emos Jr.
5/1 Dallas, TX, Palladium Loft
5/2 Baton Rouge, LA, Spanish Moon
5/3 Tallahassee, FL, The Beta Bar
5/5 Gainesville, FL, Common Grounds
5/7 Jacksonville, FL, TSI
5/8 Orlando, FL, The Club at Firestone
5/9 Atlanta, GA, Drunken Unicorn
5/10 Chapel Hill, NC, Local 506
5/12 Baltimore, MD, Sonar
5/13 Philadelphia, PA< Johnny Brendas
5/14 Brooklyn, NY, Europa Nightclub
5/15 New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
5/16 Montreal, QC, Les Saints
5/18 Toronto, ON, The Social
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