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Dirty Pretty Things Debut Gets US Release on Interscope

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Often forgotten on this side of the pond due to the headline-grabbing, drug-addled theatrics of Pete Doherty is the fact that former Libertines Carl Barat and Gary Powell are doing just fine without him in their new group Dirty Pretty Things. The band released their debut album, Waterloo to Anywhere, to modest fanfare in The UK last month and has been steadily touring across their home country.

 

While Dirty Pretty things hasnt made much of a splash in the American market as of yet, this could soon change, as the band has finally secured a North American release for Waterloo. The album will be released August 8 on Interscope records, coincidentally the same day the band launches their first mini American tour (youd swear these things happen on purpose.) Before all this though, the band will do the whole summer festival thing throughout Europe. Tourdates are as follows:

 

06-21 London, England – Wireless Festival
06-24 Evreux, France – Le Rock dans tous ses Etats
06-30 Ipswich, England – Ipswich Town FC
07-02 Coventry, England – Ricoh Arena
07-08 Dublin, Ireland – Oxegen Festival
07-09 Balado, Scotland – T in the Park
07-15 Barcelona, Spain – Summercase Festival (Radio 1 Stage)
07-16 Madrid, Spain – Summercase Festival
07-28 Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival
08-08 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
08-09 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
08-11 Chicago, IL – Schubas
08-13 Boston, MA – Great Scott
08-14 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
08-15 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
08-18 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpopp Festival
08-25 Paris, France – Rock En Seine Festival




Related Links:

Prefix Review: Dirty Pretty Things [Waterloo to Anywhere]

Dirty Pretty Things home page

Interscope Records

 

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