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The Belle Brigade Hit the Road for U.S. Tour With Good Old War on March 8thCritically Heralded Sibling-Fronted Band Is Featured Alongside More Than 80 Artists on New Amnesty International/ Bob Dylan Tribute Album Chimes of Freedom (January 23, 2012)
BURBANK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/23/12 -- Los Angeles band The Belle Brigade will set off on their first tour of 2012, hitting the road in the U.S. with Good Old War throughout March and April. Family of the Year will join both acts for the run, which will also include a stop at this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The Belle Brigade, which is fronted by siblings Ethan and Barbara Gruska backed by bassist Keith Karman, keyboardist, electric guitarist Ben Cassorla, and drummer Mike Green, are touring in support of their current self-titled album, which has received rave reviews from media outlets, and significant support from KCRW. The record took a spot in Paste's top 50 Albums of 2011 while Newsday compared their single, "Losers" as a "stunning folk-rock anthem built around their Simon-and-Garfunkel-esque harmonies."
Following on the heels of the inclusion of their song "I Didn't Mean It" on the Twilight: Breaking Dawn soundtrack, The Belle Brigade are also pleased to announce that their cover of Bob Dylan's "No Time To Think" is featured on the upcoming album Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International. Released on January 24th, the album salutes the life-saving human rights activism of Amnesty International and the incomparable artistry of Bob Dylan with 76 newly recorded Dylan songs by over 80 artists.
In addition, the Gruskas, along with their friend Bram Inscore, will join their friends Touché at their January residency at The Central in Santa Monica on January 24th at 11 pm. Trying out new songs and covers, they will perform as a trio, with Ethan on electric guitar, Barbara on drums, and Inscore on bass.
Ethan and Barbara are currently writing songs for a new album that they plan to release later this year.
The Belle Brigade's upcoming tour dates with Good Old War and Family of The Year are as follows:
March 8th Relix Variety Theatre Knoxville, TN 9th Vinyl Atlanta, GA 10th Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC 11th 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, TN 13th HOB / Cambridge Room Dallas, TX 14th Korova San Antonio, TX 15-18 SXSW Austin, TX 19th Fitzgerald's Houston, TX 21st Santa Fe Brewing Company Santa Fe, NM 22nd Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ 24th Slim's San Francisco, CA 28th Aladdin Theatre Portland, OR April 3rd The Venue Boise, ID 4th The State Room Salt Lake City, UT 6th The Back Sheep Colorado Springs, CO 7th Bluebird Denver, CO 9th The Waiting Room Omaha, NE 10th Maintenance Shop Ames, IA 11th Varsity Theatre Minneapolis, MN 13th High Noon Saloon Madison, WI 14th Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL 15th The Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, IN 17th The Ark Ann Arbor, MI 18th Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH 19th Mr. Small's Theatre Pittsburgh, PA 22nd Higher Ground Burlington, VT 24th Black Cat Washington, DC 25th Bowery Ballroom New York, NY 26th Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA 27th Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
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