Thursday, April 16, 2009

Phoenix Drops "Lisztomania" Official Video, Announces North American Tour

Okay, we know what you're thinking: these Hippies Are Dead folks are really taking this whole Phoenix obsession too far. Well, tell you what: how about you sit down, watch the new video for "Lisztomania"(above), and then try and tell us you're not psyched for this record.

The vid is visibly shot on film, and it gives it a nice psuedo-retro quality, all grainy and occasionally out of focus. Apparently shot in Bayreuth, Germany, it follows the band prepping for a supposed mini-gig, and wraps up with the "performance". It's pretty cliche, but it works. These guys have charisma to spare.

On top of the new video, the band has also revealed the full gamut of tour dates for North America. This includes a stop at the Regency Grand on June 27th, notable for it's conflict with Wilco's Greek Theater show. Time to pick your poison.

Phoenix North American Tour Dates 2009
June 12 : Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN, USA
June 13 : Park West, Chicago, IL, USA
June 15 : Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada
June 16 : Les Saints, Montreal, Canada
June 17 : Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA, USA
June 19 : Terminal 5, NYC, USA
June 21 : Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC, USA
June 23 : Varsity, Minneapolis, MN, USA
June 25 : Bluebird, Denver, CO, USA
June 27 : Regency Center - Grand Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, USA
June 28 : The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Adrian said...

I watched the video, while sitting. Can't say I'm psyched for the new album or for Phoenix in general. There were some nice visuals in the video, though.

Hanan said...

you have to choose between Wilco and Phoenix? that sucks for you, I know you love both bands.

Cody said...

Yes this is a huge dilemma. It's Wilco's live excellence vs. Phoenix's pop danceability.