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Bad Veins Summer Tour


07/10/2009
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(PR) A two man indie-rock army of fuzz-filled guitars, pounding drums and swelling, orchestral arrangements, Bad Veins will bring their kaleidoscopic songs to life this summer as they tour in support of their forthcoming eponymous debut, due July 21 on Dangerbird Records.

The Cincinnati-based duo of Benjamin Davis (vocals, guitar, keys) and Sebastien Schultz (drums) will kick off their run with a performance at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville alongside The Black Keys, The Whigs and Cage the Elephant before trekking across the Midwest and East Coast with Now, Now Every Children.

They will celebrate the album's release with a hometown show at Fountain Square on July 24 and are already confirmed for Monolith Festival, taking place this September at the breathtaking Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

Bad Veins have experienced a flurry of activity lately, as their multi-layered orchestrations have begun to catch fire at radio. Lead single, "Gold and Warm," is receiving strong radio support and has reached #1 on all three specialty charts, beating out tracks by Grizzly Bear, The Noisettes, Jet, Jason Lytle and Green Day.

Beginning Tuesday, July 14, ABC News NOW's "Amplified," a weekly indie rock show anchored by ABC News' Dan Harris, will partner with imeem, the world's leading social music service, to exclusively stream Bad Veins' album a week ahead of release at: blogs.abcnews.com/amplified and www.imeem.com/badveins. "Amplified" launched in January 2009 and features a new show each Monday with an extended version airing at 2:30 p.m. EST on ABC News NOW. Recent guests include: Neko Case, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Bob Mould, Camera Obscura, Peter Bjorn and John, Dan Deacon, Amadou & Mariam, Andrew Bird and Bon Iver.

Known for their intricate rig of new and old school electronics, Bad Veins faithfully recreate their compositions with a bevy of inventive gear: an analog telephone-turned microphone, a mic filtered through a megaphone, but primarily with the aid of their infamous reel-to-reel tape machine lovingly dubbed "Irene," an antique player which handles up to 70 extra tracks. The band has been turning heads ever since their first performance in 2006 and were selected by CMJ as their "Breakout Act" of the 2007 edition of the annual festival. Since then, the duo's honed their skills further, playing with a diverse set of artists including Silversun Pickups, The Hold Steady, Cursive, Snowden, The Virgins, and Apples In Stereo. This fall they will hit the road with label mates Division Day with dates to be announced shortly.

BAD VEINS ON TOUR

July 10 - Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle Festival
July 14 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Radio Radio
July 15 - St. Louis, Mo. @ The Firebird
July 24 - Cincinnati, OH @ Fountain Square
August 1 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot*
August 2 - Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo*
August 4 - Danbury, Conn. @ Heirloom Arts Theatre*
August 5 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ North Star*
August 6 - New York, N.Y. @ The Mercury Lounge*
August 7 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Garfield Artworks*
August 9 - Iowa City, Iowa @ Picador*

* with Now, Now Every Children



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