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.
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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

For more information, visit http://scopitones.co.uk/ or http://www.myspace.com/theweddingpresent

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