New Zealand’s Naked and Famous Hit U.S. With Fall Tour
New Zealand post-punk band The Naked and The Famous will head to North America for a tour this fall.
The trek will begin at the House of Blues in San Diego on September 25, and will run through an October 26 show at the Fox Theater in Pomona, California. During the time in between they will traverse the continent, visiting cities including Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Seattle and Las Vegas.
After the North American jaunt, the group will waste no time hopping the Atlantic for a European tour beginning November 1 in Stockholm. That leg of the tour will last through a December 2 show in London, and other major cities the group will play include Oslo, Berlin, Vienna, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Belfast and Glasgow.
All of this is to continue to support the group’s 2010 debut Passive Me, Aggressive You. Though the album has seen a slow build of popularity in the U.S., it debuted at number one on the New Zealand album charts upon release. The group’s most successful U.S. single is “Young Blood,” which broke the top 10 of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
The five-piece group is currently working on recording its follow-up record in a Los Angeles studio, though no official word has been released as to when that record will see the light of day. However, with such extensive touring, it would seem a somewhat safe assumption that new material might be ready around the end of this year.
Though the group hasn’t released any entirely new material, they did release Passive Me, Aggressive You (Remixes and B-Sides) for Record Store Day this year. Additionally, a concert film titled One Temporary Escape was released as a free download in March. That performance was recorded at The Warfield in San Francisco last year.