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Tame Impala get wild in America this fall

on September 24, 2010, 9:05am

Sometimes bands overestimate their popularity, booking large halls only to see tickets remaining at the night of the show and lots of empty space when they play. When Tame Impala first played Los Angeles in June, the opposite happened. After their original single show at the so-small-I’ve-never-been-there venue, the Silverlake Lounge, sold out in a flash, they added an early show for the same date. Then again, they added themselves onto a free show that was already happening the day before at the larger Echo, but as an opener. And the room filled-up for the free show (we were there!) on a Monday night, and then promptly thinned out afterwards for the originally scheduled headliner.

This time around, Tame Impala look to not repeat mistakes, moving up in venue size and number of stops considerably. They are tacking this onto an extensive European tour that will pretty much keep the band working through the end of the year. The sophisticated psych jams have already slayed critics and hopefully, after this tour, they will leave an equally impressed trail of fans throughout America.

Joining them will be Stardeath and White Dwarves, who apparently go well with druggy bands, having previously toured with The Flaming Lips. And if you haven’t picked up InnerSpeaker yet, I’d familiarize yourself if you want to know what everyone keeps talking about at the end of the year.

Tame Impala 2010 Tour Dates
10/07 – Adelaide, AU @ HQ *
10/08 – Hobart, AU @ Uni Bar *
10/09 – Canberra, AU @ ANU *
10/14 – Sydney, AU @ The Enmore *
10/15 – Melbourne, AU @ The Palace *
10/16 – Brisbane, AU @ The Tivoli *
10/22 – Perth, AU @ Astor Theatre *
10/23 – Newcastle, AU @ Fat as Butter Festival
10/26 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 3
10/27 – Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
10/28 – London, UK @ Heaven
10/30 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
10/31 – Nantes, FR @ Lieu Unique
11/01 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
11/03 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
11/04 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
11/05 – Zürich, CH @ Mascotte
11/06 – Lausanne, FR @ Le Romandie
11/08 – Vienna, AT @ B72
11/09 – Munich, DE @ 59 to 1
11/11 – Hamburg, DE @ Beatlemania
11/12 – Weissenhäuser Strand, DE @ Rolling Stone Weekender
11/13 – Amsterdam, NL @ The Paradiso
11/16 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat ^#
11/18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^#
11/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^#
11/22 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ^#
11/23 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa ^#
11/24 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern ^#
11/26 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door ^#
11/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^#
11/29 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall ^#
12/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s ^#
12/02 – Dallas, TX @ The Loft ^#
12/04 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater ^
12/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge ^
12/07 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux ^
12/09 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Biltmore Cabaret ^
12/10 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^
12/11 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^
12/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
12/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex ^
12/30 – Hobart, AU @ Falls Festival Marion Bay

* = w/ John Steel Singers, Felicity Groom
^ = w/ Stardeath and White Dwarfs
# = w/ Kuroma

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