NEW YORK (Capitol Records) - Capitol recording group Dirty Vegas
have announced plans for a month-long United States tour. The dates herald the release of the Grammy Award-winning trio's eagerly awaited second album, dubbed "ONE." The collection - which includes the magical hit single, "Walk Into The Sun
" - arrives in stores on November 30th.
The upcoming itinerary sees Dirty Vegas sharing a bill with reunited British pop heroes Tears For Fears. The much-anticipated "Everybody Loves A Happy Ending Tour" - Tears For Fears' first American trek in 14 years - will kick off on October 26th at Washington DC's Lisner Auditorium.
The announced dates run through a November 26th performance at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre in Tucson, Arizona (see attached itinerary).
As the wonderful widescreen pop of "Walk Into The Sun" suggests, "ONE" marks a great artistic leap forward for Dirty Vegas. Recorded in London, Cornwall, and Scotland, the album features a richer, more organic approach than its technology-driven predecessor. Tracks such as "Save Me" and "Human Love" see the South London-based trio incorporating full-bodied live instrumentation - including an eight-piece orchestra - into their idiosyncratic musical mélange of sounds and styles. The result is altogether extraordinary - an eclectic, unique collection that establishes Dirty Vegas as one of the most adventurous and forward-thinking bands of our time.
Dirty Vegas' self-titled debut was one of 2002's most provocative and popular releases, earning massive commercial success along with unanimous critical acclaim. The collection made a huge impact upon its June 4, 2002 arrival, landing at No 7 with-a-bullet on the Billboard 200. Driven by the dazzling "Days Go By," DIRTY VEGAS" went on to sell close to a million records worldwide.
"Days Go By" was a major dance/pop crossover sensation, scoring Dirty Vegas a 2003 Grammy Award for "Best Dance Single." The track was a Top 20 favorite on Billboard's "Hot 100," as well as a Top 10 hit on Billboard's "Top 40 Tracks." In addition, the "Days Go By" video clip was a heavy rotation hit at VH1, Fuse, MTV and MTV2.
Following the release of their album, Dirty Vegas toured the four corners of the globe, developing a reputation as a powerful and entertaining live act. Over the course of 2002 and 2003, the band headlined their own worldwide tour, supported such like-minded artists as Moby and Groove Armada, and stole the show at a number of international festivals, including Coachella (USA), V (UK), Roskilde (Denmark) and Fuji Rock (Japan).
The band also made a number of North American television appearances, including an acclaimed performance on NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
DIRTY VEGAS - US 2004: All dates supporting Tears For Fears' Everybody Loves A Happy Ending Tour
26 Washington, DC Lisner Auditorium
28 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
30 Boston, MA Orpheum
1 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
3 Detroit, MI State Theatre
5 Lakewood, OH Lakewood Civic Auditorium
6 Columbus, OH PromoWest Pavilion
7 Milwaukee, WI Northern Lights Theatre
9 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
15 Boulder, CO Macky Auditorium
17 &18 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino
20 Reno, NV City Center Pavilion
21 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
23 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre
24 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
26 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre