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Battles Start U.S. Tour Today


By: Spacelab Research Staff
With their new album out now and smashing people's ear drums all around the world, Battles will now set out on smashing ear drums in a live setting, night after night, as they tour around the U.S. this summer. They're touring in support of the album Mirrored, out now on Warp Records.

Check out the video above to see Battles playing the song Tonto live at the Ether Festival in London in March of this year. The video was created by Warp Films.

Battles has been almost portrayed as the "Boston" of indie rock in the past — that is that they are the closest thing that you can get to a supergroup in the indie world. Warp apparently had more than a feeling that Battles would accomplish big things, so they signed the band back in 2005. Battles features members that have been a part of or contributed to: Don Caballero, Helmet, Tomahawk, Lynx, and Prefuse 73.

Battles: Tour Dates:
06-13 - Charlottesville, VA Satellite Ballroom
06-14 - Charlotte, NC The Milestone
06-15 - Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
06-16 - Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
06-17 - Orlando, FL The Social
06-18 - Miami, FL Studio A
06-19 - Tampa, FL Crowbar
06-20 - Tallahassee, FL The Beta Bar
06-22 - Baton rouge, LA Spanish Moon
06-23 - Houston, TX Numbers
06-24 - Austin, TX Emos Jr
06-25 - Denton, TX Halleys
06-27 - Albuqueque, NM Launchpad
06-28 - Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
06-29 - San Diego, CA Beauty Bar
06-30 - Los angeles, CA Troubadour
07-02 - San francisco, CA Slims
07-02 - Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
07-04 - Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
07-05 - Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
07-06 - Boise, ID Neurolux
07-07 - Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
07-08 - Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
07-10 - Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
07-11 - Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
07-12 - Iowa city, IA The Picador
07-13 - Milwaukee, WI Stonefly Brewery
07-14 - Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
07-16 - Toronto, ON Lees Palace
07-18 - Boston, MA Paradise
07-31 - New York, NY Seaport Music Festival


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