I can safely say I've been a fan of Phoenix since their beginnings towards the end of 2000 with their first release, United. Seems like they're everywhere nowadays (about time!), on blogs everywhere and even a performance on SNL a few weeks back. The foursome from France drop their new album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix next month on May 26th and it's already gaining serious buzz since it's leak last month. If you haven't heard the first single "1901", go to their website to download it for FREE.
I was lucky enough to see Phoenix in 2006 at ACL, although I had to miss out on seeing another one of my favorite bands, Ghostland Observatory. Looking back, I made the right choice because Phoenix chose to skip Austin on this round of tour dates. Maybe they'll be at this year's ACL? If so I'd love to see them again.
Update: They're playing ACL!!!
Check out Phoenix's North American tour dates down below and the new video for "Lisztomania".
Phoenix 2009 North American Tour Dates:
06/12 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
06/13 - Chicago, IL @ Park West
06/15 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
06/16 - Montreal, Canada @ Les Saints
06/17 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
06/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/19 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/21 - Washington, D.C. @ Rock and Roll Hotel
06/23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity
06/25 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird
06/27 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center, Grand Ballroom
06/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
10/02 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
You can follow Phoenix on Twitter too if you like (@wearephoenix).