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The Wedding Present returns with new album, scheduled 2012 U.S. tour dates

on December 06, 2011, 4:36pm

theweddingpresent The Wedding Present returns with new album, scheduled 2012 U.S. tour dates

It’s a smart schedule for any late ’80s act: record a new LP, tour the States performing a classic LP, and hit up a popular music festival. That’s exactly what UK outfit The Wedding Present plan to do in 2012. As Slicing Up Eyeballs reports, the David Gedge-led collective will release its eighth studio LP in March, followed by a string of U.S. dates that begin at the BBQ-glazed Austin convention that is South by Southwest.

Yet despite the new LP, the group’s U.S. dates will focus on their 1991 third effort, the Steve Albini-produced Seamonsters. So if you’ve always wanted to hear “Corduroy” or “Heather” live, then, well, here’s your big day. Also, according to Gedge’s website, this same tour will continue into April with dates penciled for Australia and Japan, and later in Europe come autumn.

For now, check out the complete list of tour dates below, which includes a brief UK run aptly titled, “Seeing Out 2011 with The Wedding Present”. Fans in London should be stoked as the band plans to spend New Year’s Eve there. What a – dare we say – present? We’ll go with “a pleasant treat.”

Stay tuned as this story develops.

The Wedding Present 2011-12 Tour Dates:
12/28 – Leslie, UK @ Greenside
12/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage
12/30 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
12/31 – London, UK @ Dingwalls
03/14-17 – Austin, TX @ South By Southwest *
03/20 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock And Roll Hotel *
03/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House *
03/22 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY *
03/23 – Allston, MA@ Brighton Music Hall *
03/25 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
03/26 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room *
03/27 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door *
03/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar *
03/30 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
03/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
04/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent *
04/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
04/06 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile *
04/07 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *

* – performing Seamonsters

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