Bitter:Sweet Tour

(PR) Los Angeles-based duo Bitter:Sweet will kick off their summer tour on July 18 at the El Rey. The band will perform material from their sophomore album Drama (released in June from Quango via Fontana/Universal) which includes a bonus version of the powerfully emotive title track featuring System of a Down's Serj Tankian. Earlier this month, Bitter:Sweet performed live on KCRW'S "Morning Becomes Eclectic" with Nic Harcourt.

Drama is a richly textured exploration that pushes Bitter:Sweet in new sonic directions, while retaining the lovable rhythms and hooks that brought them to the forefront of electronic music. The album includes the jazzy, dark "Drink You Sober," the dream-like voyage of "A Moment," the intense, luscious hook of "Waking Up," and the quirky, spy themed "Trouble." Drama's meticulous production and impeccable songwriting highlight Shana Halligan's dexterous and impassioned vocal capabilities and Kiran Shahani's keen ear for cadence and production.

"The Bomb," the first single off Drama is already garnering national attention as the theme song for NBC's popular television comedy, "Lipstick Jungle." Songs from their debut album The Mating Game appear on numerous hit shows including "Grey's Anatomy," "Nip/Tuck," "Desperate Housewives," and "Entourage," and films including The Devil Wears Prada and Shoot 'Em Up. Bitter:Sweet has also had their music featured in advertisements for Microsoft, Victoria's Secret, Korbel and Bebe. In the recent past, Bitter:Sweet was seen and heard on stage at LA's Disney Concert Hall with a full orchestra, and the Gibson Amphitheatre, and opening for such artists as The Shins and Lily Allen.

US Tour Dates
7/18/08 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA
7/19/08 Stateside Santa Barbara CA
7/25/08 North Beach Jazz Festival San Francisco CA
7/27/08 Catalyst Atrium Santa Cruz CA
7/28/08 Six Rivers Brewery McKinleyville CA
7/30/08 Berbati's Pan Portland OR
7/31/08 The Triple Door Seattle OR
8/1/08 Neurolux Boise ID
8/2/08 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City UT
8/3/08 The Marquis Theatre Denver CO
8/5/08 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis MN
8/6/08 Subterranean Chicago IL
8/9/08 Blender Theatre at Gramercy New York NY
8/10/08 World Café Live Philadelphia PA
8/11/08 Middle East Underground Cambridge MA
8/12/08 DC9 Night Club Washington, DC
8/14/08 Vinyl Atlanta GA

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