Watson Twins launch August tour
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
– The Watson Twins are launching a 15-date tour in August through West Coast and midwest. The Kentucky-bred sisters will be touring in support of their sophomore album, "Talking To You, Talking To Me," released earlier this year on Vanguard Records.
Savin' You is the first video off the album, a video of the women rehearsing their soulful country tune, which premiered on Filter's website earlier today.
After the success of their 2006 collaboration with Jenny Lewis on "Rabbit Fur Coat," The Watson Twins released "Southern Manners" (2006 self-released EP) and 2008's "Fire Songs," their debut full length on Vanguard. Unlike their two previous releases, the twins began the new CD by exploring elements of R&B, Bossa Nova, indie pop and most prominently, classic soul to mix with the soft, mellow feel of their former releases.
Tour dates are:
Aug. 3 Cafe DuNord San Francisco, CA
Aug. 5 Lolas Portland, OR
Aug. 7 Triple Door Seattle, WA
Aug. 8 The Blvd Spokane, WA
Aug. 10 State Room Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 12 The Walnut Room Denver, CO
Aug. 13 The Loft Colorado Springs, CO
Aug. 14 Everyday Joe's Coffee House Fort Collins, CO
Aug. 16 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Aug. 17 Crosstown Station Kansas City, MO
Aug. 19 SPACE Evanston, IL
Aug. 21 Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI
Aug. 22 Door Community Auditorium Fish Creek, WI
Aug. 24 Interlochen Center for the Arts Interlochen, MI
Aug. 25 Frederik Meijer Gardens Gran Rapids, MI
Aug. 27 Ames City Auditorium Ames, IA
Aug. 28 Fargo Theater Fargo, ND
Aug. 29 Minnesota State Fair St. Paul, MN
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