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CAPITAL CITIES ANNOUNCES “DANCING WITH STRANGERS”
HEADLINE TOUR


L.A. DUO WILL ALSO PERFORM AT SXSW, ULTRA, EDGEFEST,
SASQUATCH! AND FIREFLY FESTIVALS

SINGLE “SAFE AND SOUND” CLOSING IN ON
TOP 10 AT MODERN ROCK RADIO

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February 25, 2013 — New York, NY — Capital Cities will launch the “Dancing With Strangers” tour – its first-ever North American outing – on April 23 at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ. The headline run will include a show at New York City’s Irving Plaza on May 9 and wrap up with a hometown show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on June 6. Tickets for the “Dancing With Strangers” tour go on sale to the publicthis Friday, March 1, at 10 AM local time. The band will also perform at SXSW and at numerous festivals, including ULTRA, Edgefest, Sasquatch! and Firefly. See below for itinerary.

Dual frontmen Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian – jingle writers who met on Craigslist – have created significant buzz with “Safe and Sound,” the first single from Capital Cities’ self-titled EP. The track is fast approaching the Top 10 at Modern Rock radio with major airplay on such stations as KROQ-Los Angeles, 987-Los Angeles, Live 105-San Francisco and The End-Seattle and is also garnering adds at Triple A radio stations. “Safe and Sound” is No. 1 on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation and has already sold more than 82,000 singles. It has been heard on The CW’s 90210 and in promotional campaigns for HBO, Smart Car and more than half a dozen other spots. The band’s video for “Safe and Sound” has more than one million views. click here to view video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWZr2F0qohA

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Neon Gold hailed “Safe and Sound” as a “sonic head rush…an easy, breezy, beautiful slice of effervescent-electro-pop that absolutely kills it” while Status magazine said: "Consider yourself warned, listening to Capital Cities is habit-forming.” The EP, released by Capitol Records in mid-December 2012, is available digitally and as limited edition 12” vinyl editions. It’s title track and first single is selling upwards of 7,000 copies a week. The band is currently wrapping up work on its debut album, due out later this year, and a ‘Safe and Sound’ remix EP will be released on March 19th. A new remix off the EP, ‘Safe and Sound (Cash Cash Remix)’ will premiere on the popular dance music blog DancingAstronaut.com Wednesday, February 27th.

 

Capital Cities – Upcoming Tour Dates

 

DATE LOCATION VENUE
MAR    
13 Mission, TX Palmas Racetrack - Never Say Never Festival
14 Austin TX

Empire Automotive/SXSW/The Roxy Theatre showcase

15 Austin, TX W Hotel/SXSW NYLON Day Party
16 Austin, TX Perry Brooks Building
16 Austin, TX The Belmont/SWSW Live Nation Labs Showcase
16 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall/SXSW Perez Hilton Showcase
22 Miami, FL Bayfront Park/Ultra Music Festival
APR    
23 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
24 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture
26 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q
27 Frisco, TX FC Dallas Stadium/Edgefest
28 Houston, TX House of Blues - Bronze Peacock
30 New Orleans, LA House of Blues Parish
MAY    
2 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
3 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
4 Washington, DC RFK Stadium-Lot 9/DC 101 Chili Cook Off
5 Virginia Beach, VA The Jewish Mother
8 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
9 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
11 Albany, NY The Bayou
13 Toronto, ONT Virgin Mobile Mod Club
14 Cleveland, OH Cambridge Room @ House of Blues
15 Detroit, MI The Shelter
21 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
22 Aspen, CO Belly Up
23 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
24 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
26 Quincy, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre/Sasquatch! Music Festival
28 Vancouver, BC Venue Live
29 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
31 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spade
JUN    
1 Santa Barbara, CA Soho Restaurant & Music Club
5 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
6 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
18 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
19 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
21 Atlantic City, NJ The Social @ Revel Resort & Casino
23 Dover, DE Dover International Speedway/Firefly Music Festival
25 Columbus, OH The Basement

 

Additional dates to be announced.



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