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Capital Cities SXSW/Ultra/Spring Tour

| 27 February 2013 | Reply


February 26, 2013 — New York, NY — Capital Cities will launch the “Dancing With Strangers” tour – its first-ever North American outing – on April 23 at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ.  The headline run will include a show at New York City’s Irving Plaza on May 9 and wrap up with a hometown show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on June 6. Tickets for the “Dancing With Strangers” tour go on sale to the public this Friday, March 1, at 10 AM local time. The band will also perform at SXSW and at numerous festivals, including ULTRA, Edgefest, Sasquatch! and Firefly. See below for itinerary.

Dual frontmen Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian – jingle writers who met on Craigslist – have created significant buzz with “Safe and Sound,” the first single from Capital Cities’ self-titled EP. The track is fast approaching the Top 10 at Modern Rock radio with major airplay on such stations as KROQ-Los Angeles, 987-Los Angeles, Live 105-San Francisco and The End-Seattle and is also garnering adds at Triple A radio stations. “Safe and Sound” is No. 1 on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation and has already sold more than 82,000 singles. It has been heard on The CW’s 90210 and in promotional campaigns for HBO, Smart Car and more than half a dozen other spots. The band’s video for “Safe and Sound” has more than one million views.

Neon Gold hailed “Safe and Sound” as a “sonic head rush…an easy, breezy, beautiful slice of effervescent-electro-pop that absolutely kills it” while Status magazine said: “Consider yourself warned, listening to Capital Cities is habit-forming.” The EP, released by Capitol Records in mid-December 2012, is available digitally and as limited edition 12” vinyl editions. Its title track and first single is selling upwards of 7,000 copies a week. The band is currently wrapping up work on its debut album, due out later this year, and a ‘Safe and Sound’ remix EP will be released on March 19th. A new remix off the EP, ‘Safe and Sound (Cash Cash Remix)’ will premiere on the popular dance music blog this Wednesday February 27th.

Capital Cities – Upcoming Tour Dates

3/13      Mission, TX                    Las Palmas Racetrack – Never Say Never Festival


3/14      Austin, TX                     Empire Automotive/SXSW/ The Roxy Theatre showcase @ 10 pm

3/15      Austin, TX                     W Hotel/SXSW NYLON Day Party – 2-5 pm

3/15      Austin, TX                     Lucille’s/Green Label House Party DJ SET**

3/16      Austin, TX                     The Belmont/SWSW Live Nation Labs Showcase @ 9 pm

3/16      Austin, TX                     Austin Music Hall/SXSW Perez Hilton Showcase


3/22      Miami, FL                       Bayfront Park/Ultra Music Festival (Weekend 2)

DANCING WITH STRANGERS TOUR:                      

4/23      Phoenix, AZ                   Crescent Ballroom

4/24      Tucson, AZ                    Solar Culture

4/26      Austin, TX                     Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

4/27      Frisco, TX                      FC Dallas Stadium/Edgefest

4/28      Houston, TX                  House of Blues – Bronze Peacock

4/30      New Orleans, LA             House of Blues Parish

5/4        Washington, DC             RFK Stadium-Lot 9/ DC 101 Chili Cook Off             

5/8        Boston, MA                    Paradise Rock Club

5/9        New York, NY                Irving Plaza

5/10      Philadelphia, PA              Theatre of the Living Arts

5/13      Toronto, ON                  Virgin Mobile Mod Club

5/14      Cleveland, OH                Cambridge Room @ House of Blues 

5/15      Detroit, MI                     The Shelter

5/21      Colorado Springs, CO      The Black Sheep

5/22      Aspen, CO                     Belly Up

5/23      Fort Collins, CO  Aggie Theatre

5/24      Englewood, CO               Gothic Theatre

5/26      Quincy, WA                   The Gorge Amphitheatre/Sasquatch! Music Festival

5/29      Portland, OR                  Hawthorne Theatre

5/31      Sacramento, CA              Ace of Spades

6/1        Santa Barbara, CA           Soho Restaurant & Music Club

6/5        Anaheim, CA                  House of Blues

6/6        Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre 

6/23      Dover, DE                      Dover International Speedway/Firefly Music Festival

Additional dates to be announced.

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