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07 May 2008 @ 10:39 am
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On the road again!

Hi there-
Benjamin and I just got back from a great tour in Scandinavia and the UK with Low. Here are a few things we learned while over there:

1.People in Sweden really are more attractive, intelligent and well educated than everywhere else AND Stockholm really is cleaner, more sophisticated and charming than anywhere else.

2.The Danish use a "floating ground" system, which for those of us with no electrical training means: "watch out or you'll be shocked with 240 volts on your lips if you touch that microphone!"

3.Drinking enough Scotch on an overnight ferry ride across the English channel has a similar effect to taking 4 Dramamine. But...either way you will still feel like you're on the ferry for the entire next day, even if you are on solid ground.

4.They DO NOT drive on the wrong side of the road in the UK (and you will definitely be set straight if say otherwise on stage!)

5.Stonehenge actually isn't smaller than you think it will be when you see it for the first time...it actually seems bigger...that is, if you expected it to be smaller in the first place because everyone has already told you it will be smaller than you expect it to be. Get what I mean?

6.If you are on stage in Gateshead do not say "Hello Newcastle!!!"

7.Brown sauce is good...on just about everything. Mushy peas are not as disgusting as they sound. A Banger IS a type of food. And beans for breakfast is a possibility.

8.Watch what you say and do in the UK because Big Brother really is watching. Just take a look around and see how many CCTV cameras are trained on you at any given moment anywhere you may be.

That concludes the observational part of this e-mail. Now, on to the news. We've got a really big US tour to announce!!! We've had people e-mailing asking us "Please come to Peoria" and "Please come to Evanston"...well, we're not going to make it to either of those cities but take a look at the dates below. Maybe we'll be coming through your hometown and we'd love to see you out at the show!

05/03/08 San Diego, CA - Red Bull Air Race Terminal
05/14/08 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
05/15/08 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
05/17/08 Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Book Festival (at noon!)
05/18/08 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
05/20/08 Washington, DC - Black Cat (Backstage)
05/21/08 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
05/22/08 Allston, MA - Great Scott
05/23/08 Northhampton, MA - Iron Horse
05/24/08 Montreal, PQ - Zoobizarre
05/25/08 Buffalo, NY - Big Orbit's Soundlab
05/26/08 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
05/28/08 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
05/29/08 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
05/30/08 Mt. Pleasant, SC - Village Tavern
05/31/08 Orlando, FL - Social
06/01/08 St. Augustine, FL - Cafe Eleven
06/02/08 Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds
06/04/08 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Cafe
06/05/08 Norman, OK - Opolis Production
06/06/08 Dallas, TX - The Loft
06/07/08 Austin, TX - Mohawk (Outdoor Stage)
06/10/08 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
06/11/08 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
06/12/08 Los Angeles, CA - Echo Plex
06/13/08 Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant and Music Club
06/14/08 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
06/17/08 San Francisco, CA - Slim's

Hope to see you when we're on tour through this great nation of ours!

Much Love,