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First Aid Kit ready to save America this fall

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    Upon first listening to The Big Black and The Blue, the debut release by First Aid Kit, one expects the tracks to have been written in America’s Heartland. As it turns out, sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, who’ve been composing songs as First Aid Kit since 2007, were born and raised near Stockholm, Sweden. So what’s the best way to unravel this mystery? Ask the sisters themselves as they tour North America this fall.

    The girls, neither of whom have quite turned 20, recently concluded a 13-date North American tour June 16th in New York, and already they’ve planned a return visit. I guess we made a pretty good first impression. First Aid Kit’s fall tour is set to begin September 30th in Seattle, and the girls will weave through the US and Canada until the end of October. The sisters apparently took a liking to California, where they will be performing three shows prior to moving onto Austin City Limits October 9th. After their ACL appearance,  they will be making stops in Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, and DC.

    Tickets to a few shows are available at Ticketmaster.com, but it’ll be easier to purchase tickets from the venues directly. A complete list of tour dates follows.

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    First Aid Kit 2010 Tour Dates:
    07/24 – Skelleftea, SE @ Trastocksfestivalen
    07/31 – Lake District Northeast, UK @ Kendal Calling Festival
    08/06 – Offaly, UK @ Castlepalooza
    08/07 – Askoy, NO @ Lost Weekend Festival
    08/13 – Segmon, SE @ Folk Rock Festivale
    08/21 – Glanusk, UK @ Greenman Festival
    09/05 – Melbourne, AU @ The Toff
    09/09 – Darlinghurst, AU @ Oxford Arts Factory
    09/10 – Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Festival
    09/11 – Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Festival
    09/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
    10/01 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    10/03 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
    10/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at the Coronet
    10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
    10/09 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
    10/11 – Nashville, TN @ The End
    10/13 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    10/15 – Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
    10/16 – Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange
    10/17 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
    10/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
    10/20 – Washington, DC @ DC9

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