Friday, April 20, 2007

BIRDS OF AVALON Kickoff Massive US Tour!

Kickoff US Tour This Weekend (featuring headlining dates and support for The Fucking Champs!) in support of their upcoming debut album "Bazaar, Bazaar" out May 22nd on Volcom!

“Led by a pair of guitarists who seem, by sheer force, to be powering their amplifiers rather than the other way around, Birds of Avalon make thunderous, precise rock with enough proggy smarts to keep you on your toes.” Steve Haruch for the Nashville Scene

“A band capable of delivering three-minute rock bliss and expansive psychedelic workouts with equal chops.” – Salt Lake Tribune

"North Carolina's Birds of Avalon mine from decades-past ghosts. Psyche, arena, glam—it's all in there. But Birds of Avalon expertly traverse all this information, picking up what they like and adding it to a sound that's simultaneously familiar and new." The Portland Mercury

After a 7-year stint in a prison van with the double drum, frenetic rock n’ roll assault known as The Cherry Valence, guitarists Cheetie Kumar and Paul Siler, felt a growing desire to move on. In a final whirlwind year that saw The Cherry Valence touring Europe multiple times, the couple, Kumar and Siler, got married and made the difficult decision to divorce their band.

Returning home hitched and band-less, they began late night clandestine meetings with neighbor and local crooner Craig Tilley (The Weather), where they hatched a plan to form Birds of Avalon and laid the foundation for what was to become the first batch of Birds Of Avalon songs. Still needing to round out their line up they snared their favorite area drummer Scott Nurkin (Dynamite Brothers) and soon added multi-instrumentalist and fanatical 4 tracker, David Mueller on bass.

With the release of their debut full length, Bazaar, Bazaar, Birds Of Avalon have developed a unique psychedelic meets progressive sound that yields feelings that transcend the conventions of both. Skillfully channeling elements of a time in Rock since past, while maintaining their place in the lineage of North Carolinian independent rock heritage. Easily traversing an area between raw blues rock and atmospheric pysch-pop. Birds Of Avalon “can tear it up in a three-minute barn-burner or lure you into an extended psychedelic journey, wandering schizophrenically like a Brian May guitar solo,” so says Jens Lekman of Cincinnati City Beat.

Bazaar, Bazaar is set for release on May 22nd on Volcom Entertainment and was recorded and produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Let’s Active, Wilco), Greg Elkins and Brian Quast.

Watch Birds of Avalon shred HERE

Headlining Dates:
4/21/2007 @ Blackout Fest - Athens, OH
4/22/2007 @ Nite Owl - Dayton, OH
4/23/2007 @ Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
4/24/2007 @ First Avenue / 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN
4/26/2007 @ The Loft - Missoula, MT
4/27/2007 @ Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA
4/28/2007 @ Towne Lounge - Portland, OR
4/29/2007 @ The Alibi - Arcata, CA
4/30/2007 @ 12 Galaxies - San Francisco, CA
5/01/2007 @ Spaceland - Los Angeles, CA
5/02/2007 @ Casbah - San Diego, CA
5/03/2007 @ Plush - Tucson, AZ
5/04/2007 @ Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge - Flagstaff, AZ
5/05/2007 @ Burt's Tiki Lounge - Albuquerque, NM
5/07/2007 @ Emo's - Austin, TX
5/08/2007 @ Rudyards - Houston, TX
5/09/2007 @ One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA
5/10/2007 @ Jubilee Lounge - Oxford, MS
5/11/2007 @ The Pilot Light - Knoxville, TN
5/12/2007 @ The Resevoir - Chapel Hill, NC

w/The Fucking Champs, Red Fang:
5/23/2007 @ Caledonia Lounge - Athens, GA
5/24/2007 @ The EARL - East Atlanta, GA
5/25/2007 @ Bottletree Cafe - Birmingham, AL
5/26/2007 @ Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
5/27/2007 @ The Duck Room - St. Louis, MO
5/28/2007 @ The Picador - Iowa City, IA
5/29/2007 @ Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
5/30/2007 @ Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
5/31/2007 @ Sneaky Dee's - Toronto, ON
6/01/2007 @ La Sala Rosa - Montreal, QC
6/02/2007 @ Wallingford American Legion Hall - Wallingford, CT
6/03/2007 @ Great Scotts - Allston, MA
6/04/2007 @ The Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
6/05/2007 @ Studio B - Brooklyn, NY
6/06/2007 @ Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
6/07/2007 @ Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
6/08/2007 @ Satellite Ballroom - Charlottesville, VA
6/09/2007 @ The Poor House - Raleigh, NC<

"Bazaar, Bazaar" Tracklist:
1. Bicentennial Baby
2. Horse Called Dust
3. Instant Coma
4. Set You Free
5. Wanderlust
6. Taking Trains
7. Superpower
8. Where's My Jetpack
9. Turn Gold
10. Think
11. Lost Pages From the Robot Repair Manual

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