Tuesday, May 22, 2007

US successfully shuts out Canadian terrorists, Handsome Furs!! Hooray?

Freedom ain't free folks. If Canadian bands think they can just mosey on down here and take jobs away from decent hard working American musicians, then they're sadly mistaken.

Yet another awesome non-American band has been locked out by our illustrious (and just plain mean) US government. Handsome Furs (Dan Boeckner from Wolf Parade & fiancée, Alexei Perry) have been forced to cancel their six US tour dates, by what I can only assume are VISA problems.

Maybe I should just move to Canada...they've got most of the amazing bands out right now, better health care, and apparently THEY DON'T DENY BANDS' VISAS!!

Some good news: Handsome Furs' Sub Pop debut, Plague Park is available today at all fine independent music retailers.

Cancelled/remaining tour dates:
05-22 Providence, RI - Club Hell #
05-23 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge #
05-24 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge !
05-25 Philadelphia, PA - Khyber!
05-26 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's #
05-27 Boston, MA - TT the Bear's !

05-28 Montreal, Quebec - Club Lambi
06-17 Los Angeles, CA - Echo
06-18 Los Angeles, CA - Amoeba Records
07-23 Chicago, IL - Schubas ^
07-24 Chicago, IL - Schubas ^

# with TK Webb
! with Sam Jayne
^ with the Besnard Lakes

P.S. There's a wonderful little MP3 from the Handsome Furs about six posts ago.

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