DENGUE FEVER (http://www.denguefevermusic.com/ ), whose exotic blend of Cambodian rock, Afro grooves, surf, and garage psych announced today that they have confirmed East Coast and Midwest tour dates this June in support of their Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group debut Cannibal Courtship.
DENGUE FEVER will be co-headlining the first 4 dates w/ Syrian artist Omar Souleyman and headlining clubs afterward. DENGUE FEVER’s high-energy live show combined with the raucous dance party from Sullyman will surely make for a can’t miss double bill for those in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Additional summer tour dates will be announced shortly, but confirmed tour dates are as follows:
5/10 @ Riverside Theater/UC Riverside, Riverside, CA (previously announced)
6/03 @ Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA. (w/ Omar Souleyman)
6/04 @ Webster Hall, New York, NY (w/ Omar Souleyman)
6/05 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA . (w/ Omar Souleyman)
6/06 @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC . (w/ Omar Souleyman)
6/07 @ Shadow Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA
6/08 @ Crowfoot Ballroom (Pike Room), Pontiac, MI
6/09 @ Marquette Waterfront Festival, Madison, WI
6/10 @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL.
"Earlier this year, DENGUE FEVER toured with our good friends in Secret Chiefs 3 for a Western US tour,” said bassist Senon Williams. “That tour went so well, we wanted come back to the East Coast with an equally potent co-headline bill. Partnering with Omar Sullyman is going to be a perfect double bill of epic proportions!”
Since their inception in 2002, DENGUE FEVER’s unique take on ‘60s Cambodian pop and American surf rock has garnered praise and attention from fans and critics alike. True Blood named an entire episode after one of their songs and featured the band’s music throughout the show. Recently the bands music has appeared on CBS’ CSI: Las Vegas, The Hangover 2 and numerous documentaries. Spin highlighted the band in their ‘Breaking Out’ section, and profiles on the group have appeared in the New York Times, Mojo, Magnet, Wired, and NPR’s “Fresh Air” and Radio Australia. Ray Davies from the Kinks called them "a cross between Led Zeppelin and Blondie.”
ABOUT DENGUE FEVER
DENGUE FEVER’s is Cambodian songstress Chhom Nimol, Zac Holtzman (guitar/vocals), Ethan Holtzman (keyboards), Senon Williams (bass), Paul Smith (drums) and David Ralicke (horns). They have released three albums, Dengue Fever, Escape From Dragon House Venus On Earth and the DVD/CD soundtrack to the band’s documentary Sleepwalking Through The Mekong, in addition to a collection of lost Cambodian classics, Dengue Fever Presents: Electric Cambodia. Their debut release on Fantasy Records, a division of Concord Music Group is out now. They are based in Los Angeles.