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November 15, 2010

Nick Cave's Grinderman to play 9:30 club; Linkin Park announce Spring tour dates

Tonight Grinderman, the band headed by troubadour Nick Cave, will play late night TV after kicking off its 12-city tour a couple of days ago. 

But tomorrow, the four piece will be in D.C.

Despite looking like the staff of a Michigan funeral parlot, Grinderman  is the side project of four of the members of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. They're touring with their new album, "Grinderman 2," which, despite coming from four grizzled musicians cracked the Billboard Top 40 in September.

How grizzled are these guys? Look at 'em. They look more crotchety than Robert Duvall in "Get Low." 

Grinderman will perform at the 9:30 Club Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold at (Also, at some point, make it your beeswax to watch "The Proposition," which Cave scored. You can trick your girlfriend into thinking you're going to watch "The Proposal.")

Update: In other news, Linkin Park - ancient in their own way - have announced Spring tour dates, including a stop February 10 stop at Verizon Center

Update 2: Apparently it's a big day for tour announcements. My Chemical Romance will play at the 9:30 Club May 10, Warner Bros. Records announced today. Swedish singer Lykke Li will stop in the area in May.

Full Grinderman, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance tour dates after the break:

Grinderman tour dates:

2010-11-13 House of Blues Cambridge MA
2010-11-14 Nokia Theatre Time Square New York NY
2010-11-16 9:30 Club Washington DC
2010-11-18 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA
2010-11-19 Cannery Ballroom Nashville TN
2010-11-20 Minglewood Hall Memphis TN
2010-11-22 The Riviera Chicago IL
2010-11-23 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
2010-11-27 The King Cat Theater Seattle WA
2010-11-29 Warfield Theatre San Francisco CA
2010-11-30 The Music Box Los Angeles CA
2010-12-01 House of Blues San Diego CA

Linkin Park tour dates (tickets on sale November 20):

Jan 20 Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
Jan 22 Tampa, FL @ St Pete Times Forum
Jan 23 Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
Jan 25 Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
Jan 26 Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jan 28 Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Jan 29 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Jan 31 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Feb 1 Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Feb 4 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Feb 7 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Feb 8 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Feb 10 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Feb 11 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
with The Prodigy: Feb 15 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Feb 17 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Feb 19 Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand - Garden Arena
Feb 20 San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Feb 23 Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Feb 25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena
Feb 26 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

My Chemical Romance tour dates (tickets go on sale November 17: 

APRIL 1st Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
2nd Vancouver, BC Center for Performing Arts
3rd Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
5th Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Centre
6th Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
8th Salt Lake City In the Venue
9th Denver, CO Fillmore
10th Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
12th Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
13th Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
15th Chicago, IL Aragon *
17th Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
20th Montreal, QC Metropolis
22nd New York, NY Terminal 5
MAY 5th Boston, MA House Of Blues
6th Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater *
7th Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
10th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
11th Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
17th West Palm Bch, FL Revolution
18th Orlando, FL House Of Blues
20th Houston, TX House Of Blues **
21st Dallas, TX House Of Blues **
24th Phoenix, AZ Marquee


Photo: Grinderman MySpace

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Posted by Erik Maza at 10:30 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Music News


a _michigan_ funeral parlor? what does that mean?

a michigander

i'll be hitting up the 930 club for Grinderman....can't wait!

Cave didn't just score it he wrote the screenplay! Excellent reporting Sun...

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