Divine Fits — the new super group comprised of Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner, and New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown — have already confirmed a slot at San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival in October. But the trio’s first-ever concert will take place in Daniels’ hometown of Austin, TX on August 1st.
Update: The band has also announced shows in the hometowns of Boeckner (Montreal, QC) and Brown (Columbus, OH) in early August. See the full itinerary below.
Special golden tickets will be inserted into ten random copies of the band’s single “My Love Is Real”, which will be available at select indie retailers in each of these three markets, including Waterloo and End of an Ear in Austin, and Used Kids and Magnolia Thunderpussy in Columbus. Each golden ticket will admit the winner +1 to the Divine Fits show in that city.
Daniel writes on the band’s Facebook page:
Is it weird to be in a band where you’ve made a record but you’ve never played in front of an audience? We’ve certainly played together a lot — starting at the end of last year with a couple weeks of let’s see what happens and drink vodka and eat Russian ice cream at a place called LA Rehearsal in Little Armenia. Then in January when Dan came to stay with me and Sam visited and we all wrote songs & rehearsed them every day for a couple months. And then when we recorded (usually live) in the studio with Nick Launay. And really, the answer is yes. It is weird. Doing shows is the most immediate part of the whole deal and for me it’s a huge chunk of the equation of why being in a band is so great. I do feel kinda mental not having been able to do that yet. So is it good timing that pretty soon we’ll finally be doing some shows? Yes. And I personally am real happy that this band’s first show will be in the the town where I’ve played more gigs than any other, the place I’ve spent most the years of my life, the city that always welcomes me back with enthusiasm and affection (with the exception of that one time at the Beauty Bar) — Austin, Texas. Divine Fits will be playing at Beerland on Tuesday August 1 with The Young opening. I think they’re putting tickets up next week? I hope so. I’m ready to feel normal again.
Divine Fits’ debut LP, A Thing Called the Divine Fits, will be released on August 28th via Merge Records. Below, you can listen to the single “Would That Not Be Nice”.
Divine Fits 2012 Tour Dates:
08/01 – Austin, TX @ Beerland
08/03 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
08/06 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
10/13-14 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival