THE SHONDES Announce US Tour In Support of 'My Dear One'

The Shondes SXSW

Seems South by Southwest turned the members of THE SHONDES – from L-R: Louisa Solomon (bass, lead vocals), Temim Fruchter (drums), guitarist Fureigh, and Elijah Oberman (violin) – into crazy people by the looks of the photo above. No matter – it’s the perfect state of mind for embarking on a tour. “Old-world romance elegantly intertwined with riot grrrl piss and vinegar…,” says Venus and fans can expect both on the Heartbreak Tour that begins with a tour kick-off show at Brooklyn’s Southpaw on April 10th where the band has previously drawn capacity crowds.

Copies of THE SHONDES upcoming sophomore album My Dear One will be available for sale at the show ahead of the album’s national release date of May 4th, 2010 on Fanatic Records via EMI/Caroline. In addition to making political art and melding influences as disparate as classical and traditional Jewish music and punk rock, THE SHONDES work for justice on many public levels, including in queer communities and as Jews fighting for a free Palestine.

As the band’s upcoming My Dear One is actually a break-up album, it serves as a more personal reminder that those who fight for what they feel passionately about still suffer heartbreak. See below for tour dates and check out “Make It Beautiful,” the first single from My Dear One below. The track was recently written about by Chris Weingarten in the Village Voice who called it the “Newest Lonely Hearts Epic.” Check out the full article and interview HERE. Also available, an album and single trailer featuring THE SHONDES prior to being rattled by Austin, Texas!

THE SHONDES Heartbreak Tour
April 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw
April 15 – Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar
April 16 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley
April 17 – St. Louis, MO @ The Off-Broadway
April 21 – Memphis, TN @ TBA
April 23 – Fayetteville, AR – In-Store Appearance @ Sound Warehouse
April 24 – Fayetteville, AR @ The Boom Boom Room
April 25 – Tulsa, OK @ Sound Pony
April 27 – Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
April 29 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
April 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Hollywood Alley
May 1 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vegas Pride
May 3 – Santa Barbara, CA @ TBA
May 5 – LA, CA @ TBA
May 6 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
May 8 – Davis, CA @ Sally’s
May 10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
May 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
May 14 – Olympia, WA @ Cherry Hill Loft
May 15 – Spokane, WA @ Empyrean
May 17 – Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room
May 19 – Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
May 21 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
May 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Nomad
May 26 – Madison, WI @ The High Noon Saloon
May 28 or 29 (TBD) – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
May 30 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The B-Side

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