Thursday, August 26, 2010

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on tour with The Beautiful Girls


New York Road Warriors Embark on North American Tour

Boulder, CO - On Friday, September 17th, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad performs at Fox Theatre with Australia's The Beautiful Girls. During the quartet's three-week North American tour, they will be making their Canada debut and returning to the west coast for the first time in a year. GPGDS performed at numerous festivals this summer including Wakarusa, Nateva, All Good, and GrassRoots. Their new album LIVE UP! debuted at number two on iTunes' Reggae Chart.

"Truly one of the world's finest roots reggae ensembles..." - CBS Radio Street Date

LIVE UP! is a selection of high-quality, previously unreleased live recordings, hand picked by Rochester NY's psychedelic reggae road warriors. The independently released album's 11 tracks were selected from five different concerts in 2008 and 2009.

Giant Panda has played 500 shows in the past three years, touring relentlessly and developing a widespread grassroots following. The group has performed at premier venues and festivals across the U.S. including Red Rocks and Rothbury. LIVE UP! exemplifies the tight musicianship and dynamic live show experience GPGDS is known for. The album was produced and mixed by the band's sound engineer and show archivist Joel Scanlon. It complements their debut studio release Slow Down (2006).

LIVE UP! is the closing statement of Giant Panda's former six-piece lineup, as they are now forging ahead as a quartet.

"The reality of this band is that we're always evolving - musically, spiritually, and within our own circle," says GPGDS bassist James Searl. "LIVE UP! documents the sound and chemistry that six people shared with each other and crowds around the nation. We're excited about the future as a quartet, and eager to explore new territories."

Friday, September 17 @ Fox Theatre

Doors: 8:30 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
All Ages
$14 adv / $17 dos

Also performing: The Beautiful Girls, Kinetix

Tour Dates
Aug 28 - Turin, NY - Snow Ridge Jam Fest
Sept 03 - Boston, MA - Rock On! Concert Cruise
Sept 04 - Providence, RI - Jerkys Music Hall
Sept 05 - Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall
Sept 10 - Norwalk, CT - Slamfest NSA Oyster Festival
Sept 11 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
Sept 12 - Toronto, ON, Canada - Horseshoe Tavern
Sept 14 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Sept 15 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
Sept 17 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
Sept 18 - Park City, UT - Star Bar
Sept 21 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Fortune Sound Club
Sept 22 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Sept 24 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Sept 25 - Santa Barbara, CA - West Beach Festival
Sept 26 - Santa Barbara, CA - West Beach Festival
Sept 28 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brewing Co
Sept 29 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium
Sept 30 - West Hollywood, CA - Roxy Theatre
Oct 01 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
Oct 02 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke

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