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Cursive Road and Late Night Plans


03/12/2009
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(PR) The much-anticipated new album from Omaha, NE's Cursive, Mama, I'm Swollen, hit stores this week. As the band readies for a sold-out show at New York City's Bowery Ballroom tonight as well as for their network television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman to air this Friday, the critical praise for Mama, I'm Swollen has begun to roll in, with Time Out New York calling the album "Cursive's most body-rocking album yet, with its bounty of hard-edged guitar riffs, vinegary horn licks and thorny, Fugazi-like melodies."

Cursive has also today announced a run of tour dates in April and May, kicking off April 24th in St. Louis, MO and ending May 9th in Chicago, IL. The band is currently on the road for a series of shows leading up to a number of performances at this year's SXSW. Full itinerary below.

Mama, I'm Swollen is the sixth studio album by Cursive, the latest installment in a long line of conceptual albums - which include 2000's Domestica, 2003's The Ugly Organ, and 2006's Happy Hollow - that have been lauded by critics and fans alike over the band's decade-plus career. This time dealing with the universal - characters grappling with the human condition, social morality, and what it means to be an 'adult' in 'civilized' society - Mama, I'm Swollen wrestles with life's miseries and mysteries in the uniquely literate, lyrical, and self-reflexive fashion for which Cursive has become known.

Cursive tour dates:

Mar. 10 New York, Ny Bowery Ballroom (Sold-Out)
Mar. 12 Los Angeles, Ca Spaceland (Sold-Out)
Mar. 13 Los Angeles, Ca The Troubadour (Sold-Out)#
Mar. 14 San Diego, Ca The Casbah (Sold-Out)#
Mar. 15 Phoenix, Az Rhythm Room (Sold-Out)#
Mar. 16 Albuquerque, Nm The Launchpad#
Mar. 18 San Antonio, Tx White Rabbit#
Apr. 24 St. Louis, Mo The Firebird
Apr. 25 Memphis, Tn Hi Tone
Apr. 26 Nashville, Tn Mercy Lounge*
Apr. 27 Birmingham, Al Bottletree*
Apr. 28 Pensacola, Fl Sluggos*
Apr. 29 Orlando, Fl The Social*
Apr. 30 Orlando, Fl The Social*
May 1 Atlanta, Ga Variety Playhouse*
May 2 Carrboro, Nc Cat's Cradle*
May 3 Washington, Dc Black Cat*
May 5 Pittsburgh, Pa Diesel*
May 6 Detroit, Mi Magic Stick*
May 7 Milwaukee, Wi Turner Hall
May 8 Minneapolis, Mn First Avenue
May 9 Chicago, Il Bottom Lounge
# With Ladyfinger (Ne) And Little Brazil
* With Man Man



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