Thursday, April 26, 2007

MAN MAN Kickoff US Tour w/ Modest Mouse!

Kickoff US Tour w/ Modest Mouse!

“Man Man exhibits a varied flair for macabre theatrics that includes a veritable world's fair of chaos and creation.” - Billboard Magazine

"The soundtrack for a post-apocalyptic street carnival." - Magnet Magazine

"Man Man creates a slippery tapestry with the authentic bearing of sea shanties run through a complex funhouse of loopy distortions, secret passageways and mirrored corridors." - Harp Magazine

“[They cram] boozy Brecht-flavored shout-alongs into shaggy waltz and oompah rhythms, with plenty of jazzy, engaging instrumental colors.” –
Entertainment Weekly

“When Man Man tour, they tour hard.” -

It's been a crazy and beautiful time for the men of Man Man since the release of the critically acclaimed "Six Demon Bag" (released last February, 2006 on the Ace Fu imprint), an album that moved a generation of fans around the world, from a band who spent their time destroying crowds nationwide on their seemingly endless US tours (taking brief stops to own your souls @ last year's Pitchfork, Siren, and SXSW Festivals, performing all the while w/ some of today's hottest bands), brought their live show over seas for the first time ever, and landed them on the cover of both their hometown Philadelphia Weekly, and most recently, Philadelphia City Paper newspapers. Man Man's brand of, what has been called, "gypsy-carnival-blues-punk," has inspired a rabid fanbase from coast to coast. Foaming for singer Honus Honus' every lyric and piano ridden, post-modern masterpieces, speechless while watching drummer, Chris "Pow Pow" Powell's thundering, obliterating, sky rocketing performances, and marveling at members Sergei Sogay, Alejandro "Cougar" Bjorg, and Chang Wang, as they endlessly juggle instruments from guitars, bass, sax, xlyophones, didgeridoos, and children's toys, to create a spectacle of sheer brilliance, brought to us in a way only one band knows how.

Now, one year later, courtesy of Icy Demons member Griffin Rodriguez and Shape Shoppe Studios in Chicago (see also Need New Body, Mice Parade, Beirut), the band emerges from the studio once again, unsigned, w/ something completely new, unique, and awe-inspiring in tow, unleashing sparkling new gems to a brand new audience as they hit the road w/ the kings of indie-rock, MODEST MOUSE!

MAN MAN US Tour w/ Modest Mouse!
Apr 25 2007 Metropolis Montreal, Quebec
Apr 26 2007 Main Street Armory Rochester, New York
Apr 27 2007 The Orpheum Theater Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 29 2007 The United Palace New York, New York
Apr 30 2007 The United Palace New York, New York
May 2 2007 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel Providence, Pennsylvania
May 3 2007 Electric Factory Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 4 2007 Civic Center Greensboro, North Carolina
May 5 2007 Masquerade Music Park Atlanta, Georgia
May 6 2007 BJCC Arena Music Park Birmingham, Alabama
May 7 2007 The Spanish Moon Baton Rogue, LA
May 8 2007 House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
May 9 2007 The Backyard Austin, Texas
May 10 2007 Nokia Live Grand Prairie, Texas
May 12 2007 Mesa Amphitheater Mesa, Arizona
May 13 2007 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, California
May 14 2007 Cox Arena San Diego, California
May 16 2007 San Jose State University San Jose, California

Watch the new Man Man video for “Banana Ghost” here!

Watch clips of MAN MAN Live HERE and HERE!

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