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Friendly Fires debut new video, stretch out Nylon Winter Music tour

on July 27, 2009, 10:45am

It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard anything new from the east England synth/rock group know as Friendly Fires. They released their debut self-titled full length on XL Recordings during the summer of 2008 and quickly followed it with an extremely limited edition 7” of “Jump In The Pool”. Since then, aside from a 12” of their disco groove track “Skeleton Boy” which only contained a couple of remixes by ZIO and Air France, Edward Gibson, Edward Macfarlane, and Jack Savidge have been lying low.

Needless to say, the following news is welcomed with open arms: Not only are the Friendly Fires offering us a new single in “Kiss of Life”, but the trio brings an official video to the table as well. Fittingly, the tribal influenced dance groove of “Kiss of Life” syncs with the remote beach side location the band chose for the video.

Just in case a new single and video weren’t enough, the band has announced plans for another round of Nylon Magazine presented tour dates. If you remember, Friendly Fires hit the road earlier this summer with the likes of Patrick Wolf, Plastiscines, Living Things, and Jaguar Love for the Nylon Summer Music Tour. Well, things went well and Nylon has already confirmed the band inclusion for its winter tour, known appropriately as the Nylon Winter Music Tour. Get these dates, as well as the rest of the Friendly Fires upcoming tour dates, below.

“Kiss of Life” will be available on the upcoming deluxe edition release of the band’s self-titled debut, which drops digitally on September 1st and hits records shops on September 8th.

Friendly Fires 2009 Tour Dates:
07/28 – Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar
07/29 – Melbourne, AU @ Prince Bandroom
08/01 – Hertfordshire, UK @ Standon Calling
08/07 – Herefordshire, UK @ Big Chill Festival
08/09 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/10 – Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace
08/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Social *
08/12 – New York,  NY @ LPR
08/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall
08/15 – Rio De Janeiro, BR @ Circo Voador (Popload Gig)
08/17 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Popload Gig
08/19 – Buenos Aries, AR @ La Tristienda
08/21 – Mexico City, MX @ Velvet
08/23 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse Concert Hall
08/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Ray
08/28 – Reading, UK @ Reading Music Festival
08/29 – Chesire, UK @ Creamfields
08/30 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Music Festival
09/03 – St Albans, UK @ St Albans Arena
09/11 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
10/22 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Philipshalle
10/23 – Bremen, DE @ Pier 2
10/24 – Berlin, DE @ Arena
10/26 – Stuttgart, DE @ Liederhalie-Beethovensaal
10/27 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
10/28 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
10/31 – Paris, FR @ Trebendo
11/13 – Manchester, UK @ Warehouse Project
11/19 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #
11/20 – San Diega, CA @ Casbah #
11/23 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
11/24 – Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento State University #
11/25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
11/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Richards on Richards #
11/27 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos #
11/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock #
12/01 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge #
12/03 – Montreal, QC @ Les Saints #
12/04 – Boston, MA @ Paradise #

* = DJ Performance
# = Nylon Winter Music Tour

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