Those Darlins announce September tour
Friday, June 11, 2010
– Those Darlins, the punky female trio from Tennessee, announced today they will tour in September hitting the southeast and northeast.
The group had to call off a tour of Australia due to injuries sustained by Nikki Darlin, who broke both bones in her left forearm after playing in Ohio.
New dates are:
Sept. 8 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Sept. 9 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Sept. 10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Sept. 11 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
Sept. 14 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
Sept. 15 - Washington DC - The Black Cat
Sept. 16 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Sept. 17- Boston, MA - TT The Bears
Sept. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
The Strange Boys and Gentleman Jesse will open the shows.
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There's a care-free, fun attitude merging both country and punk from the start of Red Light Love. That vibe continues on DUI or Die. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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