THE POSTELLES TO SUPPORT THE KOOKS
ON FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
"SOUND THE ALARMS," FROM THE POSTELLES'
SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM, USED IN ABC'S "REVENGE" AND
EA SPORTS' NEED FOR SPEED THE RUN
TOUR WITH THE WOMBATS KICKS OFF OCTOBER 19th
The Postelles will support The Kooks on the first leg of the U.K. band's upcoming North American tour, beginning with a show at the Trocadero in Philadelphia on November 15th and including two sold-out nights at Webster Hall in New York City (11/16, 17). Prior to The Kooks dates, The Postelles will be the main supporting act on The Wombats' entire U.S. tour, which launches with a CMJ show at Webster Hallon October 19th and concludes at the Crocodile Café in Seattle on November 12th. The Postelles, who recently performed at Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival (with Coldplay, The Black Keys) and Dave Matthews Band Caravan's stop at New York City's Randall's Island, will also be playing numerous headline shows and festivals between now and the end of the year. See below for itinerary.
In a recent live review, the LA Weekly observed: "[The Postelles] delivered a high-energy, highly-danceable set...laying on the hooks and melodies thick and with unquestionable confidence" while Flavorpill.com praised their "killer live show" and VanityFair.com urged: "everyone go see them on tour."
Numerous tracks have already been licensed from The Postelles' self-titled debut album, which was produced by the band and The Strokes' Albert Hammond, Jr. "Sound The Alarms" was heard in last week's season premiere of ABC's "Revenge" and has also been tapped for EA Sport's new Need For Speed The Run video game, which will be released in November. "White Night" was used in Fox's "Raising Hope" and the CW's "Vampire Diaries" and "90210" while lead single "123 Stop" was heard in the trailer for the film How Do You Know, which starred Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson.
"Songs like 'Stella' and '123 Stop' are high-energy power pop," said Relix while the New York Post put "Boy's Best Friend" on its list of summer "songs that sizzle." "The Postelles sound like the wound-up early hours of what will be a long Saturday night on the town," observed Rolling Stone. "There are elements of both mod and punk, but The Postelles have a sneering attitude all their own." SPIN praised their "hooked-at-the-gills, head-bobbing rock'n'roll groove" while Blurt noted: "The four-piece is defined by their simplicity, featuring straightforward hooks reminiscent of a bygone era of rock 'n' roll."
The Postelles followed the June release of their full-length album with Summer Undercovers in July. The free digital EP featured covers of The Smith's "Ask," Joe Jones' "California Sun," Wreckless Eric's "Whole Wide World" and The Ramones' "Beat on The Brat."
Formed in high school, The Postelles - comprising Daniel Balk (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), David Dargahi (vocals/lead guitar), John Speyer (bass) and Billy Cadden (percussion) - began playing shows around Manhattan when they were high school seniors. On the strength of theirWhite Night EP, also co-produced by Albert Hammond, Jr., they toured with Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Interpol, The Kills, The Wombats and Free Energy. They've played such major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo (twice), All Points West and Iceland Airwaves, performed at The Who Tribute Concert at New York City's Carnegie Hall and recently supported the legendary Chuck Berry.
Date City/State/Province Venue
10/7 Los Angeles, CA Culture Collide Festival
10/8 San Jose, CA Left Coast Live Festival
10/19 New York, NY Webster Hall (CMJ) w/ The Wombats
10/21 Washington, DC 9:30 Club "
10/22 Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park-Rock 'N Roll Marathon-free 10am set
10/22 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's w/ The Wombats
10/24 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater "
10/25 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 "
10/26 Atlanta, GA The Loft "
10/29 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's "
10/30 Austin, TX The Parish "
11/1 Dallas, TX Granada Theater "
11/2 Kansas City, MO Record Bar "
11/4 Columbus, OH Outland on Liberty "
11/5 Chicago, IL Subterranean "
11/7 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theater "
11/10 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom "
11/11 Vancouver, BC The Venue "
11/12 Seattle, WA Crocodile Cafe "
11/15 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero w/ The Kooks
11/16 New York, NY Webster Hall - SOLD OUT "
11/17 New York, NY Webster Hall - SOLD OUT "
11/19 Boston, MA House of Blues "
11/20 Washington, DC 9:30 Club "
11/22 Montreal, QC Club Soda "
11/23 Toronto, ON Sound Academy "
11/25 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall "
11/26 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre "
11/27 Uncasville, CT Wolf Den-Mohegan Sun Headlining
12/6 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater "