DFA 1979 to Open for NIN and QOTSA in Initials-Only Arena Tour

Published: 2005-08-22
Toronto duo Death From Above 1979 (featuring drummer-vocalist Sebastien Grainger and bassist-synth player Jesse F. Keeler) will continue their seemingly endless tour in grand fashion starting October 16th, when they join Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age on a trip around North American arenas.

Beginning at SBC Center in San Antonio, Texas, the 17-date tour will travel throughout the United States (including a stop at NYC's Madison Square Garden) before ending with a couple of Canadian dates in mid-November.

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme is an avowed fan of the band and will remix current DFA 1979 single "Black History Month" for a UK-only vinyl single and for inclusion on DFA 1979's upcoming remixes and B-sides album.

The band's first album, You're a Woman, I'm a Machine was released to widespread critical acclaim and eventual worldwide sales of almost 100,000 last year. The twosome, currently playing the summer festival circuit in Europe, have already been working on new material and hope to have an all-new album recorded by the end of 2005.

Keeler recently gave Rolling Stone a hint as to what that might sound like. "We're a lot better at what we do, and what's going to be different on the next record is, now that I've got your attention, I can do what I want to do. The last record we made was like Pablo Honey and this one will be more like Kid A". Commence impossibly high expectationsÖnow.

For now, you can catch tireless two in Canada at the following dates:

September 17, Toronto, ON - Exhibition Place
November 10, Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre (with NIN and QOTSA)
November 11, Montreal, QC - Bell Centre (with NIN and QOTSA)

Writer: Neil McDonald

   

 

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