The Virgins, who recently released their new album 'Strike Gently' through Cult Records, will perform at London's The Old Blue Last on 20th June. The band have also been confirmed as support on the forthcoming The Killers tour in the US.
Recorded in New York at the East Village Recording Centre (underneath the site of the storied former rock club 'Brownies'), the long-awaited second album from the New York band was produced by The Unicorn Parade (Johnny T. Yerington and Gus Oberg). Cult Records founder Julian Casablancas notes, "When I first saw the Virgins I was psyched there was such a rad new band from NYC. Donald's such an awesome guy and it's great to meet someone who's such a true artist. I think they've made a classic record and we're really excited they chose to work with us."
Thurs 20th June London The Old Blue Last
The Killers US Support Shows:
Mon 6th El Paso,TX Abraham Chavez Theatre
Weds 8th Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Thurs 9th Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
Fri 10th Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center
Sun 12th Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House
Tues 14th New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Weds 15th Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre
Thurs 16th Cincinnati Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Sat 18th Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Sun 19th Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Fri 14th Hamburg Gruenspan
Sat 15th Cologne Luxor
Mon 17th Frankfurt Batschkapp
Tues 18th Munich Strom
Tues 25th Strasbourg La Laiterie Club
Thurs 27th Paris Le Trabendo
'Strike Gently' is the follow-up to the Virgins' 2008 self-titled debut, which NME raved was "jam-packed with pop hits" and Entertainment Weekly called "punchy and slinky and over before you know it, but good, dirty fun while it lasts". SPIN noted "these New York kids reflect the mirror-ball gleam of primo INXS and 'Emotional Rescue' era Rolling Stones onto the lives of today's young, rich, and wasted."
The group was started by frontman Donald Cumming in 2006 and features Max Kamins (bass), Xan Aird (guitar) and John Eatherly (drums). They have shared stages with Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth and Patti Smith and have appeared on 'The Late Show with David Letterman,' 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien,' 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' and 'Last Call with Carson Daly.' The single 'Rich Girls' from their 2008 release was included on Rolling Stone's list of the '100 Best Songs of 2008.
'STRIKE GENTLY' tracklisting:
1. Prima Materia
2. Wheel of Fortune
3. Flashbacks, Memories, and Dreams
4. Figure on the Ice
5. Impressions of You
6. What Good is Moonlight
7. Travel Express (from me)
8. The Beggar
10. Blue Rose Tattoo