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Okkervil River

Okkervil River Sign to Virgin / EMI

By: Spacelab Research Staff
Okkervil River are now set to break into Europe as part of a new agreement between the band, Jagjaguwar Records, and Virgin / EMI.

The label will rerelease Black Sheep Boy and Black Sheep Boy Appendix as double disc set on April 28th throughout Europe, except for Italy (I blame Silvio Belusconi for that). The package will also include the song Next Four Months, which was previously only available on the For Real single. Videos for It Ends With A Fall and For Real will also be included.

In the meantime, the band has been writing and writing and writing new material. They went into the studio in February to record all of the new songs, and get them out of the way, because Will Sheff wanted to go out on the road for three months TO WRITE MORE MATERIAL.

Jagjaguwar wants to release the material from the February session, comparing to the Stones Exile on Main Street or Bob Dylan & the Band's Basement Tapes. Okkervil River says no way, it's material for the vault. Time will see how that one plays out, but if you live in Europe, you can buy the reissue and check them out on tour, but again, no show in Italy!

04/29 - Brussels, Belgium - Les Nuits De Botanique Festival
05/01 - Paris, France - TBA
05/03 - Leeds, United Kingdom - The Cockpit
05/04 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - The Social
05/05 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - King Tut's
05/06 - Belfast, United Kingdom - Cathedral Festival
05/07 - Dublin, Ireland - Whelan's
05/08 - London, United Kingdom - Cargo
05/10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05/11 - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
05/13 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotown
05/14 - Munster, Germany - Gleis 22
05/15 - Koln, Germany - Gebaude 9
05/16 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
05/17 - Kopenhagen, Denmark - Musikcafeen
05/18 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pusterviksbaren
05/19 - Oslo, Norway - Garage
05/20 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
05/23 - Munchen, Germany - Atomic Cafe
05/24 - Vienna, Austria - Chelsea
05/25 - Frankfurt, Germany - Brotfabrik
05/26 - Hannover, Germany - Cafe Glocksee
05/27 - Neustrelitz, Germany - Immergut Festival
05/28 - Beverungen, Germany - Orange Blossom Festival
07/13 - New York, NY - Castle Clinton


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