Published Feb 23, 2009Now that Late of the Pier's Fantasy Black Channel has finally gone domestic, the band themselves will soon be paying North America a visit.
Following a pair of performances at this year's SXSW, the leftfield group of hedonistic Brits have announced they'll trek across the U.S. and Canada this spring, setting down in Montreal on April 9 and Toronto on April 10, as well in such American cities as Miami, Brooklyn and Seattle. Late of the Pier will also be playing their first-ever Coachella show on the last day of Californian fest on April 19.
And while it's good that North Americans will get a chance to see these hotly tipped English lads, it does come at a cost, Late of the Pier vocalist Sam Eastgate recently told Exclaim!
"We've done a few new songs since we finished the album, but it would have been a lot faster, and I think we'd have written the second album by now had we more time off the road," he explains. "The process of it is being excited by experimenting with sounds, and we haven't had a chance to do that on the road. We're not well-suited to laptop writing, and I'm always jealous of those guys who can do that while they're touring on the bus [laughs]. We need to get into the room with a lot of real, physical instruments and work on music. But the time is coming up for us where we can do that."
Here are the band's album-delaying dates:
3/18 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa (SXSW)
3/20 Austin, TX - Aces Lounge (SXSW)
3/26 Miami, FL - Gansevoort Hotel (DJ Set) *
3/27 Miami, FL - Vagabond *
3/28 Miami, FL - Bicentennial Park
3/30 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
4/1 Bowery Ballroom New York ^
4/2 New Haven, CT - Yale
4/3 Brooklyn, NY - Studio B
4/7 Washington, DC - 930 Club
4/8 Boston, MA - Paradise
4/9 Montreal, QC - Les Saintes
4/10 Toronto, ON - KoolHaus
4/11 Chicago, IL - Congress
4/14 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
4/15 Portland, OR - Dantes
4/16 San Francisco, CA - Popscene
4/19 Indio, CA - Empire Polo Grounds (Coachella)
* with Erol Alkan
^ with The Whip