Raveonettes Whip Up LP

Danish duo to tour in September

August 8, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Danish buzz band the Raveonettes will release their full-length debut, Chain Gang of Love, on September 2nd. The album follows the group's acclaimed 2002 EP Whip It On, a twenty minute collection of three minute, noirish garage rock songs recorded entirely in B-flat minor, with no song featuring more than three chords.

The duo -- guitarist/vocalist Sune Rose Wagner and bassist/vocalist Sharin Foo -- recorded the album last fall and winter with Wagner splitting production duty with Richard Gottehrer, who has worked with Blondie, the Go-Go's and Richard Hell and the Voidoids. Wagner wrote twelve of the thirteen tracks, and co-wrote one, "That Great Love Sound," with Gottehrer.

The Raveonettes will return to the U.S. in September for a twenty-three date tour that runs into mid-October.

Raveonettes tour dates:

9/5: Philadelphia, TLA
9/6: Washington, DC, Black Cat
9/7: Boston, Paradise Rock Club
9/8-9: New York, Bowery Ballroom
9/15: Detroit, Magic Stick
9/16: Pittsburgh, Rosebud
9/17: Cleveland, Beachland Ballroom
9/18: Indianapolis, The Patio
9/19: Newport, KY, Southgate House
9/20: Chicago, Cabaret Metro
9/22: Cudahy, WI, Vnuk's Lounge
9/23: Minneapolis, First Avenue
9/26: Portland, OR, Berbati's Pan
9/27: Seattle, Crocodile Cafe
10/1: Los Angeles, El Rey Theater
10/3: San Diego, The Casbah
10/7: Austin, La Zona Rosa
10/8: New Orleans, House Of Blues
10/9: Atlanta, Echo Lounge
10/10: Orlando, The Social
10/11: Ft. Lauderdale, Culture Room
10/12: Tampa, Twilight

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