Monday, March 2, 2009

The World/Inferno Friendship Society Announces US Tourdates!

Announce Spring US Tourdates!

World/Inferno Friendship Society's countless members convene around Jack Terricloth, whose grinning, genial stage persona only amplifies what appears to be a sinister intent. It should be a mess, but it coalesces instead into a combination of Bruce Springsteen, The Pogues and the noise the devil makes as cities burn. - NPR

World/Inferno Friendship Society exists almost completely outside the mainstream but has a following that many bands would envy. - The NY Times

New York's own soul-punk orchestra, The WORLD/INFERNO Friendship Society, has just announced a series of Spring tourdates to perform their red-eyed showtunes to the swarming punk-rock masses.

Fresh off a stunning, sold-out performance of the band's theater-inspired Addicted To Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre's 20th Century at New York's Webster Hall, the band is ready to add the fuel to the fire and feed their starving fans around the country (and Canada!).

At eight pieces – wailing drums, three horns, two guitars, way too many teeth, a piano, and a singer soaked with wit, charisma, and humor – their songs so sweet and quicksilver beat promise to put you smack in the middle of the vaudeville circus you’ve always wished your life could be. Celebrating the addition of new drummer, Brian Viglione of Boston cabaret-punk heroes The Dresden Dolls, the band’s tight musicianship and penchant for brewing up high-energy dance numbers are rooted in punk, but manifest themselves with flashes of Count Basie, Wilson Pickett, The Pogues, and Little Richard all out on a night-long bender.

THE WORLD/INFERNO is coming to your town! Full-time fighting friends to the friendless, the most successful scourge to the oppressors since Willie Sutton, they're riding a wave of sumptuous red wine straight into your hearts. Even if they have to buy the drinks themselves, they'll do it. Come see the circus play the dirty rock club, one night only! Come and waltz with the one you love.

We think this extravaganza is one that should not be missed (and yes, from our experience everything about World/Inferno Friendship Society is an extravaganza, that’s not just fancy editorial). -

World/Inferno Live!
Apr 6 2009 Higher Ground So Burlington, Vermont
Apr 7 2009 Petit Campus Montreal, Quebec
Apr 8 2009 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Apr 9 2009 The Crofoot Pontiac, Michigan
Apr 10 2009 Reggies Rock Club Chicago, Illinois
Apr 11 2009 The Triple Rock Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 13 2009 Dionysus Nightclub at Oberlin College Oberlin, Ohio
Apr 14 2009 Mr. Small’s Theatre Millvale, Pennsylvania
Apr 15 2009 The Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, New York
Apr 16 2009 Pearl Street - Club Room Northampton, Massachusetts
Apr 17 2009 Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 18 2009 Harlow’s Pub Peterborough, New Hampshire
Apr 19 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Apr 21 2009 Nara Richmond, Virginia
Apr 22 2009 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Apr 23 2009 The Lantern Blacksburg Blacksburg, Virginia
Apr 24 2009 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
Apr 25 2009 Chubby’s Red Bank, New Jersey

* Read the NY Times interview with World/Inferno frontman Jack Terricloth here!

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