Thursday, December 03, 2009

Editors announce Winter North American tour dates

New American Live Dates Announced!
One of our favorite live acts heads our way


Having seen Editors twice and having twice faced the reality of how remarkable their live show is, I was encouraged yesterday to hear the long-awaited news that the UK four-piece will be headed to The States soon. This isn't a shocking bit of news, even for a band who hasn't crossed the pond for performances in two long years, as the band has a new album of material [rsl album post] to share with fans.

I have a lot of respect for this band. It's hard to argue with the fact that they were staking a flag in what was indie/alternative mainstream in 2007 and 2008 but pretty much disappeared from the horizon for more than a full year following their last world tour. During that time the band evidently evolved their sound, worked through some new songs and drafted a plan for their future. Editors did the best thing for their fans - they stayed true to their ethos but they reeled in their pop sound just a bit.

The results are clear in the band's favor with In This Light and On This Evening - it works. While some may run opposed to what may appear to be a reversal of direction and sound, from 2007's Editors breakthrough An End Has a Start [RSL Best of 2007], we find that the best of the band shines through here. It's a rejuvenated band and a string of powerful new songs. This band's a winner - catch them on tour!

Feb 5 - Seattle, WA
Showbox at the Market

Feb 6 - Vancouver, BC
Commodore Ballroom

Feb 8 - San Francisco, CA
The Warfield Theatre

Feb 9 - San Diego, CA
House of Blues

Feb 11 - Los Angeles, CA
The Wiltern

Feb 13 - Denver, CO
Ogden Theatre

Feb 15 - Chicago, IL
Victoria Theatre

Feb 16 -Toronto, ON
Phoenix Concert Theatre

Feb 18 - Boston, MA
House of Blues

Feb 19 - New York, NY
Terminal 5

Feb 20 - Philadelphia, PA

Feb 21 - Washington, DC
9:30 Club

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