Supergroup Divine Fits are counting on some hometown love for their first live shows early next month: Britt Daniel of Spoon, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks will play shows in each other’s respective hometowns to help promote their new album A Thing Called Divine Fits, out August 28 on Merge Records. First up is Austin, Texas (Daniel’s hometown); then Boeckner’s old stomping grounds in Montréal; then Columbus, Ohio, where Brown grew up.
Divine Fits are tying a Willy Wonka-style ploy into their first single’s official release; if you buy “My Love Is Real,” out on July 31, at any of the aforementioned cities’ local record stores, you just might find a “golden ticket” to that city’s show. Pretty sweet — Augustus Gloop would approve. Check out the venues below. [Beats Per Minute]
08.01 Austin, TX: Beerland
08.03 Montréal, QC: Il Motore
08.06 Columbus, OH: Ace of Cups