La Roux Announces North American Tour Dates

Posted by Janet | June 19, 2009

La RouxBritish synth-pop sensation La Roux are set to hit the shores of North America for a slew of highly anticipated performances this summer. 21-year-old Elly Jackson and producer co-hort Ben Langmaid, the talented South London duo who make up La Roux, have made an impressive impact on the UK’s music scene since joining forces just two years ago. While collaboration began in London’s burgeoning underground warehouse scene, it is has since landed on daytime radio and the upper echelons of the British charts.  Single “In For The Kill” recently reached #2 and sustained its position for a solid four weeks. It is also the UK’s biggest selling single by a UK artist of the year and has sold 500,000 copies and counting. The self-titled debut full-length will be released in October on Cherrytree Records in the US.

For a taste of the party that’s to come, check out the stunning video of US single “Bulletproof” which will
surely coax revelers to the dance floor on La Roux’s upcoming tour.

Tour Dates:

07/22/09  San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
07/24/09 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
07/27/09 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
07/28/09  Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
07/31/09  Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
08/01/09  Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/02/09  New York, NY @ All Points West Festival
08/06/09  Washington, DC @ Town
08/07/09  Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

Here’s the hype.. get into it!

“Hooks so huge you could use them to raise the Titanic” – The Times

“A dream version of how modern pop should be” – The Guardian

“(The) self-titled full-length debut sports sub-zero cyber melodies, but much like her frosty foremother Annie Lennox, La Roux injects a healthy dose of emotional turmoil into her songwriting.” – Out Magazine

“Her current single, Quicksand (Kitsune), clones the froideur of Jackson’s favourite decade with love and skill, and makes for nagging pop with emotional substance. Clearly, La Roux has greater ambitions than just getting poseurs to dance.” – The Independent

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