Sleigh Bells map out first ever headlining tour


    Raucous duo Sleigh Bells get their chance at a headlining tour this summer when it hits road July 1st and take North America by storm one club at a time.

    “Hold on, what??? Sleigh Bells has barely wiped the afterbirth from their sleepy, newborn eyes. What gives? My band has been hitting the local clubs and the festival circuit for years and we even got an ex-Soulfly guitarist and we never got a headline spot! What gives, dude?”

    Well, sure, eight months ago nary a soul knew a thing about this Sleigh Bells band. But for future reference, here’s a surefire non-stop one-way ticket for your band to The Show: create an innovative demo CD-R that sounds simultaneously like everything and nothing anyone has ever heard, blow the roof off CMJ ’09, cut your teeth underneath Yeasayer and Major Lazer, and then release your debut LP (Treats) to unanimously rave reviews from almost every major music mag out there. It’s as simple as that, dude.


    Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss–armed with a guitar, a mic, and a laptop, and no small amount of moxy–begin the noise July 1st in Baltimore, hit up Pitchfork Music Festival, and end up at Governors Island July 27th in NYC before heading over to Scandinavia to play Way Out West and Flow Festival. Along for the ride are Nerve City, Popo, and Die Anwoord. Tickets are on sale via

    Sleigh Bells 2010 Tour Dates:
    06/26 – New York, NY @ Milk Studios (The Creators Project) &
    07/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
    07/02 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel #
    07/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox #
    07/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Bamboo Bar (Making Time) #
    07/06 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
    07/08 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectables #
    07/09 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits #
    07/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl #
    07/11 – Nashville, TN @ The End #
    07/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio #
    07/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop #
    07/14 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar #
    07/15 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
    07/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ LA State Historic Park (HARD LA) $
    07/18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
    07/20 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
    07/21 – Montreal, QC @ The National ^
    07/22 – Boston, MA @ The Royale ^
    07/24 – New York, NY @ Governors Island (HARD NYC) *
    08/11 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
    08/13 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
    08/14 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival

    & = w/ Interpol, Mark Ronson, Die Antwoord, The Rapture, Gang Gang Dance, Salem, & Neon Indian
    # = w/ Nerve City, Popo
    $ = w/ M.I.A., N.E.R.D., Die Antwoord, Flying Lotus, Rye Rye, Switch, Joker, Theophilus London, 12th Planet, Borgore, Jason Bentley, Destructo, Nguzunguzu, The Gaslamp Killer, & Ninjasonik
    ^ = w/ Die Antwoord
    * = w/ M.I.A., Theophilus London, Skream, Benga, Ninjasonik, 12th Planet, Nguzunguzu, Borgore, Destructo


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