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MONO releasing live album/DVD + playing First Unitarian Church in June

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“Last spring MONO flew from Japan to New York City to perform two truly magical, memorable nights with esteemed Wordless Music Orchestra backing them. The 30-piece MONO played a 90-minute set that ranks among the greatest live experiences we’ve ever witnessed. What most people don’t know is we flew our producer friend Matt Bayles to record the concerts, and the whole glorious event was filmed by a team of poorly-paid superfriends. It all sounds and looks absolutely stunning, and we’re so thrilled with how it all turned out. There will be a CD+DVD, as well as a limited-edition 3xLP+DVD with all the bells and whistles you could hope for. Look for the pre-order to begin here on March 1!” – Temporary Residence Limited

Along with the release of their live album/DVD, MONO will go on an extensive world tour. The band will tour most of Europe and play a one off show before they head to North America for two months. Their tour will stop at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 1st. If you have never seen them before, make sure to prepare yourself for a very loud and mind-blowing performance. Definitely worth your while to check them out.

Tickets for the show can be found HERE. Scottish band The Twilight Sad will open all shows on the North American leg of the tour. (All tour dates below.)

Sidenote: I conducted an interview with Taka, guitarists/songwriter from MONO, for The Calcutta Blog with a friend. Check it out HERE.

MONO 2010 US Tour Dates (All dates with Twilight Sad)
Apr 30 @ Emos, Austin, TX
May 01 @ The Loft, Dallas, TX
May 03 @ Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
May 04 @ Plush, Tucson, AZ
May 05 @ The Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ
May 06 @ Casbah, San Diego, CA
May 07 @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
May 08 @ Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
May 10 @ Berbati’s Pan, Portland, OR
May 11 @ Neumo’s, Seattle, WA
May 12 @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
May 14 @ Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
May 15 @ Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
May 17 @ Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
May 19 @ Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
May 20 @ High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
May 21 @ Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
May 22 @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
May 23 @ Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
May 24 @ Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
May 25 @ Brillobox, Pittsburgh, PA
May 26 @ Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
May 27 @ La Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC
May 28 @ Middle East Downstairs, Boston, MA
May 29 @ Daniel Street, Milford, CT
May 30 @ Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Jun 01 @ First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA
Jun 02 @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Jun 04 @ North State Sound, Durham, NC
Jun 05 @ Masquerade (Hell Stage), Atlanta, GA
Jun 07 @ Exit In, Nashville, TN
Jun 08 @ Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis, TN
Jun 09 @ Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA


Written by Colin Kerrigan

February 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Posted in Interview, Music, Philadelphia

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