Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Selecter Kick Off "Non-Stop Pressure U.S. Tour 2013" At Coachella Festival

American fans of 2-Tone ska living on the West Coast of the U.S. are in for a treat!  Hot on the heels of The Specials tour of the Southwest and West Coast in March, The Selecter are about to embark on their first U.S. tour in a decade! And if that wasn't exciting enough, the band will be joined by Lee "Scratch" Perry on four of the dates!

The band will be playing Coachella Festival in Indio, CA on Saturdays April 13th and 20th with the remaining five tour dates sandwiched in between, including stops in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Sacramento.  The full tour schedule is below:

April 13th - Coachella Festival, Indio, CA
April 14th - Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas, NV with Lee 'Scratch' Perry
April 15th - The Glass House, Pomona, CA with Lee 'Scratch' Perry
April 16th - Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Lee 'Scratch' Perry
April 17th - Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA with Lee 'Scratch' Perry
April 20th - Coachella Festival, Indio, CA
April 21st - Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ

The Selecter have just released an excellent, new 10-track album titled "String Theory" (read my review here). The album uses the band's iconic 2-Tone sound as the musical foundation for ten modern ska songs that are rooted in the band's legacy but that explore a new spin on 2-Tone's original ideals. To get a sense of the band's electric live show, check out some great versions of old and new songs that fans attending the shows can expect to hear.

The first video clip includes the tracks "Danger," "My England" and "Celebrate The Bullet" from a show in Liverpool in early March during the band's UK tour:

This clip includes the track "London's Burning" from the new album "String Theory":

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