News & Updates

Good morning, first off some bad news. The program I use to post news here has gone tits up, not too sure what’s wrong but basically nothing’s working, I’m having to hand-code this entry in right now. Hopefully I’ll get it fixed soon so you can serach/add comments/view the archives… For now just use the message board if you want to comment on stuff.
Good news, the official site was updated! *gasps* And it doesn’t just have re-posts of these posts on it either. They have new stuff on their news page and tour page but more on that next.
Lots of gig details have been updated, make sure you check the gigs page as soon as you can. Highlights include new dates at the Yard Dog Gallery in Austin, TX, and Club Spaceland in Los Angeles while lowlights include the gig at the Launchpad in Albuquerque having been seemingly cancelled and the one at Slim’s in Los Angeles having sold out.
Davey @ The ShedYahoo Finance have a copy of the Warner Brothers press release on the tour, with a couple extra details left in. Click more or just click here to read it.
If you were planning on ordering a Crimea t-shirt then please do so quickly before the band get the final lot printed. All the details you need are right here.
And of coure, what would 7.30 in the morning be without a load of new photo sets. The images page now has links to sets from the Hall For Cornwall, Leicester Shet, Ferry Boat Inn and Windmill gigs that all took place last year.
Before I forget, Radio 1′s Zane Lowe is currently at the South By SouthWest festival in Austin, TX, where The Crimea will be performing tonight and tomorrow evening, and he’s already given them a mention on last nights show so keep listening in incase they pop up again.

Press Release

The Crimea Invades America
Friday March 4, 9:00 am ET
Album Debut, “TRAGEDY ROCKS,” Confirmed for Release

BURBANK, CA–(MARKET WIRE)–Mar 4, 2005 — The Crimea, among a handful of the UK’s most critically acclaimed new bands, will embark on their first-ever U.S. tour following the release of “Lottery Winners On Acid EP,” their import EP on Warner Bros. Records. The band’s full-length debut album, “TRAGEDY ROCKS,” is scheduled for release at the end of May 2005. Actual release date will be confirmed shortly.

With a sound characterized by Kerrang as “wistfully ethereality is delightful in its twisted psychadelic tales of love gone awry,” The Crimea features founder and frontman Davey Macmanus, whose literate lyrics and incisive melodies “consolidates all three Kinks eras — Sixties, Seventies, Eighties — in a slick lathering of wit and whimsy,” according to the Austin Chronicle. “Lottery Winners On Acid EP” was produced by the group in their home studio and features the tracks “White Russian Galaxy,” “Baby Boom,” “Bombay Sapphire Coma,” “Opposite Ends” and the title track.

The Crimea will open for Ash and The Bravery on a select series of dates in March, and will additionally appear at the upcoming SXSW conference and festival in Austin, Texas, March 16th-20th, 2005. The Crimea’s complete itinerary follows:

*Tue       3/8        Bowery Ballroom                 New York, NY
Wed 3/9 Theatre Of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Thu 3/10 Black Cat Washington, DC
Fri 3/11 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
Sat 3/12 The Loft at Earthlink Atlanta, GA
Mon 3/14 Engine Room Houston, TX
Tue 3/15 Sanctuary San Antonio, TX
Wed-Sat 3/16-19 SXSW Austin, TX
*Thursday 3/17 at Yard Dog:
*Friday 3/18 at Exodus -
Sun 3/20 Tree's Dallas, TX
Wed 3/23 The Big Fish Pub Phoenix, AZ
(The Crimea and Ash only)
Fri 3/25 Casbah San Diego, CA
(The Crimea and Ash only)
Sat-Sun 3/26-27 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
**Mon 3/28 Spaceland Los Angeles, CA
Tue 3/29 Slim's San Francisco, CA

*opening for VHS or Beta
**The Crimea only presented by KCRW

Advance copies of “TRAGEDY ROCKS” will be serviced shortly. The Crimea will be available for press immediately.


     For further information, contact Warner Bros. Records Publicity:
National: Rick Gershon

Regional/Tour: Keren Poznansky

Source: Warner Bros. Records

Press release from Yahoo! Finance website.

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