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Friday, February 15, 2008

Dengue Fever Plays Independent in April

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 1:03 PM

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Cambodian psych rock fans are sure to be at the SF Indie Festival's screening of the Dengue Fever documentary Sleepwalking Through the Mekong today and tomorrow. If the film just doesn't satisfy, Dengue Fever jumps off celluloid to make an actual appearance at the Independent April 18. More after the jump. -- ASD Staff Report

DENGUE FEVER ANNOUNCE NEW WESTERN STATES TOUR DATES FOR MARCH AND APRIL

New Video For “Seeing Hands” Helmed by Noted Director of Photography Lance Acord (Marie Antoinette, Lost in Translation)

Band to Make Fuel TV Debut in Coming Weeks on “The Daily Habit”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 15, 2008, (LOS ANGELES, CA.) – Cambodian rock band Dengue Fever have today confirmed additional live dates in the Western United States in support of their new release, Venus On Earth (M80 Music). The first date of the band's expanding tour will be March 21 at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon, and includes many cities where the band will be making their live debut, including Denver, Salt Lake City, Houston and Ft. Worth.

Last month, Dengue Fever confirmed their first live dates in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands in May and June 2008. Additional tour dates, including high profile festivals in the U.S. & Europe this summer, will be announced shortly. All confirmed tour dates are below:

02/15 @ SF Independent Film Festival

Screening of documentary “Sleepwalking Through the Mekong” with Band Q&A 9:30pm

02/16 @ SF Independent Film Festival

Screening of documentary “Sleepwalking Through the Mekong” with Band Q&A 12:30pm

02/18 @ The Viper Room, Los Angeles, CA (Indie 103’s Check One Two – FREE w/ RSVP)

02/27 @ Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL

02/28 @ Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI

02/29 @ Skulley’s, Columbus, OH

03/01 @ Black Cat, Washington, DC

03/02 @ Arden Gild Hall, Arden, DE

03/04 @ Mercury Lounge, New York, NY

03/05 @ Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY

03/06 @ Terrace F. Club, Princeton, NJ

03/07 @ La Sala Rossa, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

03/08 @ Sneaky Dee’s, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

03/08 @ Cinema Space at The Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA Screening of documentary “Sleepwalking Through the Mekong” with Director Q&A 9:30pm

03/12 @ UCLA Live, Los Angeles, CA. (w/ Angelique Kidjo)

03/13 @ Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

(Screening of documentary “Sleepwalking Through the Mekong” with band Q&A)

New Dates:

03/21 @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR

03/22 @ Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room, Seattle, WA

03/23 @ Nightlife Lounge, Bellingham, WA

03/25 @ Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT

03/26 @ Hi Dive, Denver, CO

03/28 @ Club Deville, Austin, TX

03/29 @ Orange Show Center For Visual Arts, Houston, TX

03/30 @ Lola’s, Ft. Worth, TX

04/01 @ Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ

04/02 @ Club Congress, Tucson, AZ

04/17 @ Soho, Santa Barbara, CA

04/18 @ The Independent, San Francisco, CA

04/19 @ The Casbah, San Diego, CA

05/10 @ Santa Monica Festival, Santa Monica, CA

05/27 @ The Borderline, London ENGLAND

05/30 @ Tong Tong Festival, Pasar Malam Besar, The Hague, THE NETHERLANDS

06/01 @ Wychwood Music Festival, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND

To coincide with the tour, Dengue Fever will be releasing the first video off Venus On Earth for the song “Seeing Hands” which is directed by Lance Acord. Best known for his work as Director of Photography on MARIE ANTOINETTE, LOST IN TRANSLATION and BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, Acord shot the video in High Definition in the high desert outside of Los Angeles.

Dengue Fever will also be performing 2 songs off Venus On Earth live-to-tape on Fuel TV’s hit show “The Daily Habit” (http://www.fuel.tv/TheDailyHabit). “The Daily Habit” is a half hour show highlighting today’s most-popular action sports celebrities, musicians, comedy and cutting-edge new products. An airdate is pending.

Since its release this January, Venus On Earth has garnered rave reviews and amazing radio support. The band recently charted at #14 on the CMJ Top 200 chart and hit #8 on the CMJ Media Guide Chart (aka spins chart). Dengue Fever has also been written about extensively on their new record in the New York Times, Global Rhythm, the Times of London, Mojo, Uncut, CMJ, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Paste, Relix and Blender among others for this new release. The Los Angeles Times called Dengue Fever, “Sexy and eclectic, it’s world music for the cool kids.”

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