The Von Bondies are hitting the road to support their new album, Love Hate and Then There’s You (Majordomo/Shout! Factory).
This Michigan-based band consists of Jason Stollsteimer (lead vocals, guitars); Don Blum (drums); Leann Banks (bass) and Christy Hunt (guitars).
The roots of The Von Bondies can be traced back to the late ’90s — at one point Jason had a band called the Baby Killers — but things really began in earnest when Blum teamed up with Stollsteimer in 1999. The name Von Bondies was born in 2000, and the first album, Lack of Communication, came the following year. Raw and Rare, a collection of live BBC recordings, followed in 2003, then Pawn Shoppe Heart. It featured their huge 2004 hit single “C’mon C’mon,” which subsequently took on a second life as the theme to Denis Leary’s highly acclaimed FX TV series “Rescue Me.”
The Von Bondies spent 2008 touring in support of their self-released EP We Are Kamikazes, which featured selected tracks from the Feb. 3, 2009 release Love, Hate and Then There’s You. A limited edition 7-inch single of "Pale Bride" backed with the non-album "Falling In Love" is also in stores now.
Tour dates, cities and venues include:
Feb. 15, 2009: Montreal @ Les Saints
Feb. 16: New York @ Mercury Lounge
Feb. 17: Vienna, Va., @ Jammin Java
Feb. 18: Philadelphia @ The Khyber
Feb. 20: Cleveland @ Grog Shop
Feb. 21: Ann Arbor, Mich., @ The Blind Pig
Feb. 22: Toledo, Ohio, @ Mickey Finns
March 8: Seattle @ Neumos
March 9: Portland, Ore., @ Doug Fir Lounge
March 10: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, @ Lucky Bar
March 13: San Francisco @ Bottom Of The Hill
March 14: Los Angeles @ The Roxy
March 15: Solano Beach, Calif., @ Belly Up Tavern
March 27: Columbus, Ohio, @ The Basement
March 28: Detroit @ St. Andrews Hall
March 30: Chicago @ Schubas