Monday, April 21, 2008

Dengue Fever announces summer tour

Cambodian-American rock band Dengue Fever ( today announced an extensive International and North American Summer tour that will include some of the largest festivals in the world and mark the band's debut in many European cities. Dengue Fever’s latest CD, Venus On Earth (M80 Music) has garnered rave reviews since its release in January 2008. Rabid interest from the press and college radio (where it reached #14 at CMJ) generated coverage in Los Angeles Times ("Sexy and eclectic, it's world music for the cool kids”); SPIN Magazine (“Venus On Earth feels impulsive and rich, rippling with surf psychedelia and exultant brass swing” (4 stars); and Paste Magazine (“The maturing, polyglot sound of America's urban future. (3 Stars.") Additionally, The Times of London (“If there is any justice in pop music, we’ll all catch Dengue Fever before the year is out”) as well as The New York Times, Global Rhythm, Mojo, Uncut, NPR’s “Fresh Air”, Entertainment Weekly, Songlines and fRoots have praised the band's latest offering.

All dates are confirmed below:
05/10 @ Santa Monica Festival, Clover Park, Santa Monica, CA
05/24 @ Sasquatch Music Festival @ The Gorge, George, WA. (Main Stage)
05/27 @ Borderline, London, England
05/30 @ Tong Tong Festival Pasar Malem Besar, The Hague, The Netherlands
06/01 @ Wychwood Festival @ Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, England
06/07 @ Amoeba Music in-store, Berkeley, CA (day)
06/07 @ DAWN ‘08, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (evening)
06/14 @ Juneteenth Celebration @ M.L.K Park, Long Beach, CA
06/21 @ Make Music Pasadena, Pasadena, CA
06/27 @ Hove Festival, Arendal, Norway
06/28 @ Respect Music Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
06/29 @ Glastonbury Festival, Q Magazine Stage, Somerset, England
07/03 @ Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
07/05 @ Summer Stage in Central Park, New York, NY (w/ Rashid Taha)
07/06 @ Black Cat, Washington, DC
07/07 @ Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
07/08 @ Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
07/09 @ Museum of Fine Arts, Calderwood Courtyard, Boston, MA
07/11 @ Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
07/12 @ La Fete de Marquis at Central Park, Madison, WI
07/18 @ Larmertree Festival, Salisbury, England
07/19 @ Lovebox London Weekender, London, England
07/26 @ WOMAD Festival, Charleton Park, Wiltshire, England
07/27 @ WOMAD Festival, Charleton Park, Wiltshire, England
08/06 @ Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
08/08 @ Way Out West, Goteborg, Sweden (Debut)
08/09 @ Summer Sundae Weekender, Leicester, England
08/16 @ Beautiful Days, Devon, England
08/21 @ Festival Musicas Do mar, Povoa do Varzim, Portugal

*additional dates to be confirmed shortly

Since the release of Venus On Earth, Dengue Fever has toured the East Coast of the U.S. & Canada, Midwest,and Western United States, routinely selling out venues including Mercury Lounge, Southpaw, Empty Bottle, Black Cat, Hi Dive, Viper Room, La Salla Rosa, Sneaky Dee’s, the Wonder Ballroom and Neumos. The band has evolved from performing primarily Cambodian cover tunes from the 1960s on their eponymous first album in 2003 to writing all original material as well as singing significantly more songs in English on Venus On Earth.

Dengue Fever is Cambodian songstress Chhom Nimol, Zac Holtzman (guitar/vocals), Ethan Holtzman (Farfisa), Senon Williams (bass), Paul Smith (drums) and David Ralicke (sax). The band’s music has been featured in a number of film and television shows including CITY OF GHOSTS, MUST LOVE DOGS, BROKEN FLOWERS and twice on Showtime’s hit series, WEEDS. They have released three albums, Dengue Fever, Escape From Dragon House and the recently released Venus On Earth. They are based in Los Angeles, California.

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