The Dodos U.S. Tour

The Dodos Announce Part Two Of Their Sprawling U.S. Tour
Band To Play: Noise Pop, 7 SXSW Dates, and Coachella As Part of Akron/Family
Sophomore LP Visiter on Frenchkiss Records March 18

The Dodos
Visiter, by San Francisco band The Dodos, is their second full length and first for Frenchkiss. Originally formed in 2006 under the moniker Dodobird as a one man acoustic act, Meric Long would gig around SF playing folky guitar with a combination of loops and ambient keyboards. Having already studied West African ewe drumming, Meric got turned onto country blues fingerpicking and sought to create a band where the drumming could be a center role and help bring out the syncopated rhythms coming out of the acoustic guitar. Through a chance introduction by a roommate, Meric met Santa Cruz transplant Logan Kroeber, who had also been experimenting with drumming, but in the area of progressive metal. Eventually the band changed their name to The Dodos, through constant harrowing from first tourmates Peter and the Wolf, and got a rehearsal studio where they'd spend long hours improvising the music that would become their first record Beware of the Maniacs. The band quit their day jobs as a line cook and a printer and hit the road in October 2006.

The Dodos toured in 2007 with Les Savy Fav, Akron/Family, Jennifer Gentle, Wovenhand and Peter and the Wolf. 2008 will bring even more touring for them with stops at the Noise Pop, SXSW and Culture Shock festivals.

The Dodos Tour Dates
02.27 Happy Hour/Visiter listening party @ Doc's Clock San Francisco, CA
02.28 Cafe Du Nord/Noise Pop San Francisco, CA
03.07 USC/Los Angeles, CA w/The OhSees Los Angeles, CA
03.08 The Smell (all ages) w/The OhSees Los Angeles, CA
03.09 Bar Pink Elephant w/The OhSees San Diego, CA
03.11 The Line Bar w/The OhSees Juarez, Mexico

03.12 Frenchkiss Showcase @ The Mowhawk 12 pm Austin, TX
03.13 American Songwriter Day Party @ Tap Room 2:30 pm Austin, TX
03.13 Solar Stage @ 6th and Lamar @ 6:00 pm Austin, TX
03.14 Hot Freaks Day Party @ The Mohawk 1:00 pm Austin, TX
03.14 Leafy Green Showcase @ Emo's Jr. 9:00 pm Austin, TX
03.15 SFXSXSW Day Party Bourbon Rocks 4:00 pm Austin, TX
03.16 Mohawk with Silje Nes Austin, TX
03.18 Good Records in-store performance Denton, TX
03.19 Lola's w/Silje Nes Ft. Worth, TX
03.20 The Conservatory w/Silje Nes Oklahoma City, OK
03.22 Ballroom w/Silje Nes Marfa, TX
03.23 Mink w/Silje Nes Houston, TX
03.25 The Bottletree w/Silje Nes Birmingham, AL
03.26 Lenny's w/ Silje Nes Atlanta, GA
03.27 Harvest Records w/Silje Nes Asheville, NC
03.28 Bull City Headquarters w/ Megafaun and Silje Nes Durham, NC
03.29 Tea Bazaar w/Silje Nes Charlottesville, VA
03.30 DC 9 w/Silje Nes Washington, DC
03.31 Death By Audio with Battleship Brooklyn, NY
04.02 Cafe 9 w/ Silje Nes New Haven, CT
04.03 Terrace Room w/Silje Nes Princeton, NJ
04.04 Black Cat w/Les Savy Fav and The Big Sleep Washington, DC
04.05 Theater of Living Arts w/Les Savy Fav and The Big Sleep Philadelphia, PA
04.06 Mercury Lounge w/Silje Nes New York, NY
04.08 Divan Orange Montreal, QC
04.09 El Mocambo Toronto, ON
04.10 Bard College/Annandale on the Hudson, NY
04.11 Mohawk Buffalo, NY
04.12 Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh, PA
04.13 TBA Cleveland, OH
04.15 Cafe Bourbon St. Columbus, OH
04.16 The Pike Room Detroit, MI
04.17 The Note Chicago, IL
04.18 Shoreland Ballroom/University of Chicago Chicago, IL
04.19 Culture Shock Festival at Indiana University Bloomington, IN
04.20 Replay Lounge Lawrence, KS
04.21 Hi Dive Denver, CO
04.26 Coachella as part of Akron/Family Indio, CA
04.27 Great American Music Hall w/Les Savy Fav San Francisco, CA
05.14 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
06.28 Sled Island Festival Calgary
07.02 Downtown Boise Summer Series Festival Boise, ID

Click Here To Download Second Single "Jodi"
Click Here To View Video Of "Fools"

http://www.myspace.com/mericlong

[Published on: 2/26/08]

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Comments

thewormisgod Tue 2/26/2008 04:51PM
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christ, thats a pretty aggressive tour schedule.

phishr82 Wed 2/27/2008 10:57AM
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phishr82

^^especially for an extinct bird