Goldfrapp: The glamorous life

RCK210.jpgAll glammed-up with plenty of places to go, Goldfrapp’s sexy, glitter-splattered, electro-dance cabaret is wonderfully salacious entertainment. Their burlesque stage show has a Weimer vibe, and the synth-driven music goes from James Bond-theme, widescreen drama to robotic, carnal pleasure principle to majestic, emotional floods in the span of a few songs.

Suffice it to say, I’m a fan, and that may not be very, ahem … Goldmine of me, considering our classic-rock orientation, but Goldfrapp rules, okay?

Goldfrapp’s fourth album, Seventh Tree, is another stunner, though quieter and more acoustic than past efforts. On the heels of its release, the duo of Allison Goldfrapp, she of the pristine, breathy voice, and Will Gregory will perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, an event I’ve never been to but need to see before I die. Goldfrapp’s performance at the Indio, Calif., festival takes place April 25.
 
The band will then play the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco on April 26 and the Beacon Theatre in New York City on April 29. Please see complete show information below.
 
Goldfrapp Spring U.S. Tour Dates:
April 25 Coachella Festival (Empire Polo Grounds) – Indio, CA
April 26 Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
April 29 Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

In other Goldfrapp news, the group will also appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on April 22 and KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on April 23.
 
Seventh Tree is available now on Mute Records. The followup to the million-selling, Grammy-nominated Supernature debuted at #2 on the U.K. album charts. It was recorded deep in the English countryside and serves as a more organic sister to the glitter-rock throb of Supernature. Seventh Tree’s first single “A&E” is available now for download and purchase in stores.
 
For more on Goldfrapp, visit www.goldfrapp.co.uk, www.mute.com or  
www.myspace.com/goldfrapp.

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