The Belle Brigade Fall Tour

08/07/2011
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The Belle Brigade are hitting the road this fall for a series of dates with Groupe Love, followed by a tour with Blitzen Trapper and Dawes.

Fronted by siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska, and backed by their talented band (bassist Keith Karmen, keyboardist, electric guitarist Ben Cassorla, electric guitarist Harlan Silverman and drummer Mike Green), The Belle Brigade are touring in support of their self-titled debut album, which has been critically praised by Spin, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Nylon, and the LA Weekly.

Inspired by Barbara and Ethan's love for Fleetwood Mac, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, and Stevie Wonder, The Belle Brigade's debut album is chock-full of artfully arranged, freewheeling songs that brim with breezy, California melodies and bracing pop harmonies, fueled by the driving rhythms Barbara plays on drums. A longtime fixture on the Los Angeles music scene, Barbara is a sought-after live drummer who toured with Inara George and Jenny Lewis before she picked up a guitar and formed the band with her singer-songwriter younger brother Ethan two years ago. Raised in a musical family (their father is songwriter/composer Jay Gruska and their maternal grandfather is renowned film composer John Williams), Barbara and Ethan have a strong familial chemistry, which, along with their obvious songwriting gifts, has resulted in one of the most thrilling debut albums of the year.

The Belle Brigade's fall tour dates are as follows:
08/28/11 Los Angeles, CA Sunset Junction Street Fair
09/01/11 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
09/02/11 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
09/17/11 Austin, TX Austin City Limits

With Groupe Love:
10/05 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
10/06 Madison, WI The Frequency
10/11 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
10/13 Atlanta, GA Masquerade - Purgatory Stage
10/17 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
10/20 Austin, TX Emo's Alternative Lounge
10/21 Dallas, TX The Prophet Bar
10/22 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's

With Blitzen Trapper and Dawes:
10/27 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
10/28 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
10/30 Toronto, ON The Opera House
11/01 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
11/02 Grand Rapids, MI Calvin College Fine Arts Center
11/03 Chicago, IL Metro
11/05 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
11/07 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
11/10 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
11/11 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
11/13 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
11/15 San Francisco, CA Fillmore

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