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January 5, 2011

Surfer Blood and Trail of Dead to play Ottobar in May

...And you will know us by the Trail of Dead announced they would tour with Surfer Blood this Spring, despite looking like they could break the baby-faced Florida rockers in half.

The veteran Austin rock band, known for their ferocious performances and on-stage fights, is fond of unlikely pairings.

A couple of years ago band members were praising art-rockers Dirty Projectors and Yeasayer.

The band has seven albums to newbie Surfer Blood's 2010 release, "Astro Coast." They're touring with a new one, out in February, called "Tao of the Dead."

The co-headlining show will be at the Ottobar May 11. The two bands are doing 13 shows together, including one in Washington D.C.

The Ottobar doesn't know yet when tickets will go on sale, says owner Craig Boarman.

The rest of the tour dates, and a Trail of Dead Video, after the jump.

Trail of Dead/Surfer Blood tour dates, via:

04-29 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04-30 Boston, MA - Middle East
05-01 Montreal, Quebec - Le Tulipe
05-03 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
05-04 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
05-05 Columbus, OH - Basement
05-06 Lansing, MI - The Loft
05-07 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
05-08 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
05-10 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
05-11 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
05-12 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
05-13 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl

Trail of Dead on "Late Show with David Letterman:"

Photo:  Trail of Dead Facebook

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Posted by Erik Maza at 9:00 AM | | Comments (2)
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Any word when tix are on sale? I guess I could just check Ottobar's site...

credit, pitchfork media

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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