The Scissor Sisters, one of the groups at the forefront of the return of danceable new wave rock, will hit the road in the United States near the end of the year.
The Scissor Sisters, one of the groups at the forefront of the return of danceable new wave rock, will hit the road in the United States near the end of the year. The New York-based act will kick off the run Nov. 29 in Atlanta and has Stateside dates scheduled through a Dec. 19 hometown show.
The group is in the midst of a U.K. tour that plays Manchester, England, tonight (Oct. 28) and closes next week with a three-show stand in London. A return to the region to play dates in Ireland is scheduled for late December, followed by Japanese dates in the New Year.
Scissor Sisters' self-titled Universal debut bowed in August at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Electronic Albums and Top Heatseekers charts. It spawned the singles "Take Your Mama" and "Laura" and has sold 99,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Along with acts such as Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, Interpol, Le Tigre and the Faint, the group is finding an audience at radio with its retro-influenced sound.
"The fifth-generation Pearl Jam knockoff and the sappy f**kin' rap-metal stuff is dying, it's gasping-people are tired of it," frontman Jake Shears recently told Billboard. "Of course, there has been great music happening the whole time, but people may not have paid attention to it. But now these bands are getting recognized."
Here are Scissor Sisters tour dates:
Oct. 28: Manchester, England (Carling Apollo Manchester)
Oct. 29: Blackpool, England (Empress Ballroom)
Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 4: London (Carling Brixton Academy)
Nov. 29: Atlanta (Coca Cola Roxy Theatre)
Nov. 30: New Orleans (House Of Blues)
Dec. 5: Austin (La Zona Rosa)
Dec. 6: Houston (Meridian)
Dec. 8: Dallas (Gypsy Tea Room)
Dec. 9: Lawrence, Kan. (Granada Theatre)
Dec. 10: Minneapolis (Quest Club)
Dec. 12: Chicago (Vic Theatre)
Dec. 13: Cleveland (House Of Blues)
Dec. 15: Indianapolis (TBD)
Dec. 16: Lexington, Ky. (The Dame)
Dec. 19: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Dec. 28: Dublin (Royal Dublin Society)
Dec. 29: Belfast (Kings Hall)
Feb. 25: Tokyo (Unit Nightclub)
Feb. 26: Osaka (Shinsaibashi Club Quattro)