Cambodian rock band Dengue Fever (www.myspace.com/denguefevermusic <http://www.myspace.com/denguefevermusic> ), announced today a series of West Coast tour dates this October that will find the band performing everywhere from San Diego to Vancouver B.C. in support of their latest release Venus on Earth.
Dengue Fever will also make vinyl fans happy on September 23 when M80 Music releases their sophomore effort, Escape From Dragon House on LP for the first time. Pressed on colored vinyl, this limited edition version of Escape From Dragon House will also include a download card that will entitle the buyer to a free one-time-only download of the entire album from a secure site for added portability.
Confirmed North American dates are:
09/20  Street Scene, San Diego CA
10/05  Schooled in Song, 1st and Linden, Long Beach, CA
10/17  Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco, CA
10/18  Napa Valley Opera House, Napa, CA
10/20  Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR
10/21  Neumos, Seattle, WA
10/22  Venue TBA, Vancouver, BC, CANADA (debut)
12/04  Scripps College Performing Arts Center, Claremont, CA (free performance & screening of band documentary Sleepwalking Through The Mekong)
A full scale British tour in November will be announced shortly along with club dates in Ireland and Turkey.
Having spent the last three months playing massive European festivals such as Glastonbury, Roskilde and Electric Picnic the band is now the subject of intense Grammy® buzz which started overseas while on the road.
“It was shocking to me just how many journalists and fans came up to the band while we were on tour this summer in Europe and the States who asked us if we thought we would be nominated for a Grammy for Venus On Earth,” said bassist Senon Williams. “We played more than thirty dates in countries like Denmark, Sweden, England, the Czech Republic as well as others and that seemed to be all anybody really wanted to know. Who knows what could happen? Dengue Fever would welcome a Grammy nomination – that’s for sure!”
Earlier this summer, Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records in England licensed Dengue Fever's Venus On Earth for all territories outside the US and Canada.
ABOUT DENGUE FEVER
Dengue Fever is Cambodian songstress Chhom Nimol, Zac Holtzman (guitar/vocals), Ethan Holtzman (Farfisa), Senon Williams (bass), Paul Smith (drums) and David Ralicke (sax). The band’s music has been featured in a number of film and television shows including City of Ghosts, Must Love Dogs, Broken Flowers and twice on Showtime’s hit series, Weeds. They have released three albums: Dengue Fever, Escape From Dragon House and Venus On Earth. In March 2009, a DVD/CD soundtrack to the band's documentary Sleepwalking Through The Mekong will be released by M80 Music. They are based in Los Angeles, California.