Tour News: The Wedding Present announces 21 North American dates

The U.K. act The Wedding Present has announced a 21-date North American tour to support its new album, El Rey.

The album is the band’s first LP since 2005’s Take Fountain.

The live lineup includes David Gedge (guitar and vocals), Terry de Castro (bass), Graeme Ramsay (drums), and Chris McConville (guitar).

El Rey was penned while frontman David Gedge was living in Los Angeles and it burns with West Coast sunlight; Hollywood seen through the eyes of a gritty British Northerner. 

Tour dates and venues include:

Dates are as follows:
Sept. 18, 2008 — Casbah, San Diego
Sept. 19 — Troubadour, Los Angeles
Sept. 21 — Slim’s, San Francisco
Sept. 23 — WOW Hall, Eugene, Ore.
Sept. 24 — Neumo’s, Seattle, Wash.
Sept. 25 — Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, Ore.
Sept. 26 — Media Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sept. 29 — Turf Club, St. Paul, Minn.
Sept. 30 — High Noon Saloon, Madison, Wis.
Oct. 1 — Empty Bottle, Chicago
Oct. 2 — Crofoot (Pike Room), Pontiac, Mich.
Oct. 3 — Lee’s Palace, Toronto
Oct. 4 — Babylon, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Oct. 5 — Le National, Montreal
Oct. 6 — Middle East, Cambridge, Mass.
Oct. 8 — Bowery Ballroom, New York
Oct. 9 — Southpaw, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Oct. 10 — North Star Bar, Philadelphia
Oct. 11 — Black Cat, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 12 — Local 506, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Oct. 13 — Rocket Bar, Asheville N.C.
Oct. 14  — The Earl, Atlanta
Oct. 15 — The Bottletree, Birmingham, Ala.
Oct. 17 — The Mohawk, Austin, Texas

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