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BigBang announce fall tour dates

posted Aug 19, 2008, 8:32 PM by Vu Nguyen
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BigBang Take From Acid to Zen on the Road

Norwegian band announce fall tour dates

BigBang is happy to announce the first round of dates for their upcoming US tour.  Criss-crossing America beginning September 8th in Los Angeles at Hollywood’s famed Troubadour BigBang is expected to sell out rooms on the strength of their enthralling, energetic, rock and roll stage show.

 

No strangers to touring, BigBang was last in the States in early 2008 previewing songs from their soon-to-be-released Oglio Records/Grand Sport release From Acid to Zen.  It’s appropriate that this should be the album behind which BigBang mounts its first full US tour as much of From Acid to Zen was written on the road last summer while BigBang toured Northern Europe.  Part of that tour was spent opening for the Raconteurs during a stretch in the United Kingdom.

 

BigBang excels at amping up the energy level of any live show. Concert review website MusicOMH described their sound: “With catchy songs like ‘From Acid to Zen and Back Again’ their brand of alternative folk rock, all jangly guitars and chilled out vocal harmonies, is reminiscent of The Byrds and early REM.”  After it felt like the major labels had passed the band by, a speaker-shattering live show at By:Larm, Scandinavia’s largest music conference, earned BigBang a contract with Warner International.  In 2003 the album Radio Radio TV Sleep, a two disc collection of BigBang’s greatest acoustic and electric tracks became the highest selling live album in Norway’s history, an honor it retains today.

 

BigBang regularly play up to 25 festivals per year with audiences of 20,000 or more. At the 2007 Roskilde Festival, BigBang shared the main stage with The Flaming Lips, The Who and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

For more from BigBang visit www.bigbangweb.com. BigBang is: Øystein Greni (vocals/guitar), Olaf Olsen (drums/backing vocals) and Øyvind Storli Hoel (bass/backing vocals)

 

UPCOMING DATES:
Monday 9/8/2008 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour

Friday 9/12/2008 Bakersfield, CA @ Sandrini's

Saturday 9/13/2008 Santa Barbara, CA @ SB Music Festival

Thursday 9/18/2008 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge

Sunday 9/21/2008 Seattle, WA @ Neoumo's

Wednesday 9/24/2008 Spokane, WA @ Blue Spark

Thursday 9/25/2008 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club

Friday 9/26/2008 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's

Sunday 10/5/2008 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Wednesday 10/15/2008 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

Thursday 10/23/2008 Denton, TX @ Haley's
Friday 10/24/2008 Dallas, TX @ City Tavern

Friday 10/31/2008 Tucson, AZ @Hotel Congress

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