Benevento/Russo Return


Benevento Russo Duo
Diabolical masters of sound, the Benevento/Russo Duo return! There aren't too many contemporary acts who can lay claim to glowing reviews from such diametrically opposed publications, Down Beat and Pitchfork, however, the Benevento/Russo Duo are one of a few. After spending most of 2007, clipping, dipping, chopping and spraying their emanations in other artistic endeavors, the Benevento/Russo Duo are embarking on a West Coast U.S. Tour. Their first tour in a year, will of course bring their patented genre-defying instrumental madness, but this time, the keyboard/drum combo will infuse new influences ranging from front porch song-writing, death-metal jazz sessions, parenthood, travels and more.

The Duo kickoff their first tour of 2007 in style, with a return to the legendary Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO. Just when they get warmed up, the Duo jet off the following day to Los Angeles for an FREE concert at the J. Paul Getty Museum for their "Fridays off the 405 Series" - presented by KCRW and Flavorpill. This special show, followed by the intimate after-party and performance at L.A.'s The Mint, will feature exciting collaborations and a variety of old west coast friends. After their quick trip to the beach, the Duo will jump back onto their tour, heading back to Denver to join Devotchka for their Halloween extravaganza at the Fillmore Auditorium. Stops in Aspen and Sacramento should not be missed, but The Day of the Dead (proper) will find the band setting up shop at the Independent in San Francisco for a two-night stand. Joining them for these S.F. shows and most others for the tour will be Eighteenth Street Lounge recording artist, Federico Aubele.

Upon returning home and re-charging their batteries, the Benevento/Russo Duo will pick things up with a short east coast run that includes stops in Burlington, Woodstock and Northampton, before their debut at new hometown venue, the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thanksgiving Eve. Their next stop will be recharging their batteries with four days and two performances in Montego Bay, Jamaica as a part of Caribbean Holidaze. And to close it out, what is a holiday without old friends? Marco and Joe will hook up with Jamie Shields and Darren Shearer of the New Deal for a New Years Run by The Join that will feature a heavy set of progressive music that will blast you right into 2008.

The Benevento/Russo Duo will have a split EP available featuring exclusive live recordings from the Duo's 2006 Fall Tour as well as tracks from opening act, American Babies. In addition, the band will launch their own live download portal with the fine folks at The first releases, launching next week, including special performances from the band's first European show as well as a tour closer from 2005 that had fans clamoring for the past two years.

10.25 – Boulder, CO, Fox Theatre (w/ American Babies)
10.26 – Los Angeles, CA, Getty Center (FREE, w/ Something for Rockets)
10.26 – Los Angeles, CA, The Mint (Martini’s, Moonshine and Makers After-party)
10.27 – Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium (w/ Devotchka, Yard Dogs Road Show)
10.28 – Aspen, CO, Belly Up (w/ American Babies)
10.30 – Sacramento, CA, Harlows (w/ American Babies)
10.31 – San Francisco, CA, The Independent (w/ Federico Aubele, American Babies)
11.01 – San Francisco, CA (w/ Federico Aubele)
11.02 – Portland, OR, Berbati’s Pan (w/ Federico Aubele, American Babies)
11.03 – Bellingham, WA, Nightlight (w/ Carrie Akre, American Babies)
11.04 – Seattle, WA, Chop Suey (w/ Federico Aubele, American Babies)
11.15 – Burlington, VT, Higher Ground Music Hall (w/ Chris Harford & Band of Changes)
11.16 – Woodstock, NY, Bearsville Theater (w/ The Passage Project)
11.17 – Northampton, MA, Pearl Street (w/ TBA)
11.21 – Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Something for Rockets)
12.15 – Runaway Bay, Jamaica, Caribbean Holidaze
12.16 – Runaway Bay, Jamaica, Carribean Holidaze
12.27 – Boston, MA, Roxy (The Join meets the Duo)
12.28 – Troy, NY, Revolution Hall (The Join meets the Duo)
12.29 – Baltimore, MD, Sonar (The Join meets the Duo)
12.31 – New York, NY, Highline Ballroom (The Join meets the Duo)

[Published on: 10/22/07]

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rulosa01 starstarstarstarstar Mon 10/22/2007 10:03AM
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hell yeeeaaa

see y'all in beantown

BGsteveBG Mon 10/22/2007 10:44AM
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Awesome headline... horrible midwest dates...

queno Mon 10/22/2007 11:19AM
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yeah, NO midwest dates...blows

nuke_ticketbastard starstarstarstar Mon 10/22/2007 12:04PM
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got tix for 12/29 w/ the join

anybody know what they have played when they hooked up in the past?

UmphVolta Mon 10/22/2007 12:05PM
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damn ... no love for philly

happydestiny starstarstarstarstar Mon 10/22/2007 02:58PM
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rumors abound, boise on the 6th, pretty please!!!

Gribblecake Mon 10/22/2007 04:34PM
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hell yeah, sonar will be good. this should make up for the shortness of all good's set

boxofrain Mon 10/22/2007 04:48PM
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No love for VA?

ma starstarstarstarstar Mon 10/22/2007 04:52PM
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NOTE - American Babies is actually a solo-acoustic performance. No midwest dates now, but the band will be back out there in early 2008 and will be hitting most of the markets that are being skipped this time around. enjoy.

Chaloupka Mon 10/22/2007 08:55PM
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Hoping to catch the Boulder show!

durazno Thu 10/25/2007 05:16PM
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no eastcoast dates! WHY!!!

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Fri 10/26/2007 03:24PM
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These guys are wonderful looks like i'm going to be making my way to the Bay since there are no Austin shows....

flarrdogg starstarstarstarstar Sat 10/27/2007 07:59PM
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coming to bellinham? how sweet is that