2009 is shaping up to be one of Dengue Fever’s (www.myspace.com/denguefevermusic) busiest years to date. Earlier this year, the band made their Australian and New Zealand debut at WOMADelade and WOMAD NZ, respectively. Tomorrow, the Los Angeles-based Cambodian rock band will be releasing their long-awaited documentary “Sleepwalking Through The Mekong” on DVD and CD soundtrack from M80 Music and have also confirmed tour dates and film screenings in North America.
These dates include:
4/16 @ The Note, West Chester, PA.
4/17 @ The State Theater, Falls Church, VA (w/ Chicha Libre)
4/18 @ Plaza “Duckpin” Bowl, Richmond, VA (w/ Chicha Libre)
4/19 @ The Orange Peel, Ashville, NC. (w/ Chicha Libre)
4/21 @ 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA (w/ Chicha Libre)
4/22 @ Club Downunder – Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (w/ Chicha Libre)
4/23 @ R Bar, New Orleans, LA (Screening only of “Sleepwalking Through The Mekong”)
4/24 @ One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA (w/ Chicha Libre)
4/25 @ Festival International De Louisiane, Lafayette, LA
4/26 @ Festival International De Louisiane, Lafayette, LA
4/27 @ Mohawk, Austin, TX (w/ Chicha Libre)
5/04 @ Sweat Records, Miami, FL. (Screening only of “Sleepwalking Through The Mekong”)5/05 @ The Castro Theater, San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International Film Festival, Premiere live performance of the score to the silent film THE LOST WORLD)
7/26 @ Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Grace Jones & Of Montreal)
Additional tour dates will be announced shortly.
To commemorate Record Store Day
(http://www.recordstoreday.com) on April 18, Dengue Fever will be releasing a “split” 7” inch vinyl record of a previously unreleased track “Genjer Genjer” with the Brooklyn-based psychedelic surf cumbia band Chicha Libre (http://www.myspace.com/chichalibre) on Barbes Records (http://www.barbesrecords.com/). This 7” will be a limited edition pressing of 1000 and will be available in stores, online and on tour.
Later in the year, Dengue Fever will be releasing another split 7” with the Los Angeles-based band The Holloys (http://www.myspace.com/holloys) on Slapshot Records (http://www.myspace.com/slapshotrecords). Dengue Fever will contribute a remix to the track “Ethanopium” for this extremely limited edition pressing of 500 that will only be available online and on tour. To purchase both 7”, fans can visit the bands online store at: http://denguefevermusic.com/store/.
Always a fan of vinyl, Dengue Fever have released full-length LPs of Escape From Dragon House as well as Venus on Earth in addition to 7”s on Real World Records in 2008 and Berkeley’s college radio station KALX for their 45th Anniversary Edition 2x7” with Talking Heads, Mark Gardener and Supersonic, which was part of a 2007 fundraiser.
ABOUT DENGUE FEVER
Dengue Fever (http://www.myspace.com/denguefevermusic) is Chhom Nimol – who sang regularly for the King and Queen of Cambodia - Ethan Holtzman (keyboards), Zac Holtzman (guitar), David Ralicke (horns), Senon Williams (bass) and Paul Smith (drums).Â The band’s music has been featured in a number of film and television shows including CITY OF GHOSTS, MUST LOVE DOGS, BROKEN FLOWERS, HBO’s hit series TRUE BLOOD and twice on Showtime’s, WEEDS. They have released three albums, Dengue Fever, Escape From Dragon House, Venus On Earth and are set to release their DVD/CD soundtrack to the documentary Sleepwalking Through The Mekong on April 14, 2009.