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Your band could open for Yelle

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    There’s got to be a strange yearning that comes when someone trying to make it big with their band goes to check out a concert. “Damn,” you might think, “I could be up there. I should be up there!” If only you had the chance. Leave it to the French to make your dreams come true. Electro-pop trio Yelle is currently in the midst of a world tour, and when they enter the US through L.A. on November 10th, they’re bringing an opportunity for an up-and-coming act to fill in as openers.

    Four lucky bands will be selected for opening spots for not only Yelle’s L.A. gig, but in San Francisco, Miami, and New York City, as well. That’s one band per city, friends, giving four bands their shot. The contest is open to anyone and any band, whether it’s a 14-piece metal orchestra or a solo xylophonist. All you need to do is submit your most impressive info packet, including links, videos, bios, and anything else to make you stand out, to yelle.contest@gmail.com. Don’t forget to include the show you’re applying for! Contest closes October 15th, with winners revealed on the 30th.

    CoS has the pleasure of giving you not only the first shot at the contest, but also the premiere listen to a new remix from Yelle. They sing in French, sure, but translation was never needed for booty shaking, and “Comme Un Enfant” off their Safari Disco Club LP is a body-mover. In the talented hands of London producer Second Date, somehow it becomes an even dancier number. Check it out below, with the original underneath for comparison.

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    See Yelle’s full tour schedule, including the dates the contest winners will hit the stage, below the music.

    Yelle – “Comme Un Enfant” (Second Date Remix)

    Yelle – “Comme Un Enfant”

    Yelle 2011 Tour Dates:
    09/24 – Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
    09/27 – Aarhus, DK @ Train Natklub
    09/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
    09/29 РMalm̦, SE @ Debaser
    09/30 – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
    10/01 – Stockholm, SE @ Strand
    10/19 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Penelope
    10/20 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
    10/22 – Lyon, FR @ Ninkasi
    10/28 – Bordeaux, FR @ Théâtre Barbey
    10/29 – Rennes, FR @ L’Antipode
    10/31 – Caen, FR @ Le Cargo
    11/01 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef Club
    11/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
    11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine *
    11/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Rooftop Gardens – Paris Hotel
    11/16 – Cholula, MX @ Multiforo
    11/17 – Guadalajara, MX @ Vertigo Club
    11/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Vive Cuervo Salon
    11/19 – Monterrey, MX @ Escenica
    11/22 – Rio De Janeiro, BR @ Club Praia Lagoa
    11/23 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Beco
    11/24 – Porto Alegre, BR @ Beco
    11/25 – Curitiba, BR @ Moinho
    11/26 – Santiago, CL @ Teatro La Cupula
    11/27 – Buenos Aires, AR @ El Teatro
    11/30 – Bogota, CO @ Teatro Faenza
    12/02 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore *
    12/03 – Orlando, FL @ Social/Plaza
    12/04 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
    12/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Loft
    12/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
    12/08 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
    12/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    12/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Transit

    * = w/ You and your band?

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