Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds 2011 European tour, one off date in London, and BBC6 radio session

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds hit round 2 of another European tour in support of their critically acclaimed LP "Gorilla Rose" on IN THE RED Records. Also a one off date in London November 23 at Corsica Studios, only after recording a BBC6 radio session with Marc Riley. 2009 saw Powers update band members Kiki Solis on Bass, Ron Miller on Drums, and Jesse Roberts on guitar and keyboards. The band move to In The Red Records and released the much acclaimed LP "Dracula Boots" which was herald by many as a "return to form." Co-Produced by Jason Ward and recorded in a High School gymnasium in Harveyville, Kansas, now an artists retreat known as The Harveyville Project, Dracula Boots uses southern soul, 60's Chicano rock, and psychedelic imagery. British magazine N.M.E. said " In short, on ‘Dracula Boots’ Kid Congo Powers has once again found the juicy jugular of soul-fired, funked-up rock’n’roll. You’d be foolish not to take a bite." In 2011 Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds released their follow up album, "Gorilla Rose" also on In The Red Records. Eamon Carr of The Dublin Evening Herald said of "Gorilla Rose" "Having a working band is paying off. Gorilla Rose elevates seedy go-go weirdness to the level of high art."

November 16 France Bourg en Bresse La Tannerie
November 17 Holland Eindhoven Cafe Altstadt
November 19 Norway Oslo Le Revolver
November 20 Denmark Copenhagen Huset
November 21 Travel
November 22 BBC6 session with Marc Riley
November 23 London Corsica Studios
November 26 Holland Amsterdam Paradiso
November 27 Holland Groningen Vera Club basement
November 28 Travel
November 29 Germany TBD
November 30 Belgium Brusselles Les Ateliers Claus
December 1 Germany Berlin Festaal Kreuzberg
December 2 Germany Frankfurt Pony Hoff
December 3 Switzerland Zurich Helsinki Klub
December 4 OFF
December 5 Austria Vienna Chelsea
December 7 France Roubaix La Caves aux Po├ętes
December 8 Belgium Charleroi Le Vecteur
December 9 France Paris La Boule Noire
December 10 France La Roche/Yon Fuzz Yon
December 11 France Lorient Le Galion
December 13 France Bordeaux L'Heretic
December 14 France Nimes Industrie
December 15 Spain Madrid Club Nasti
December 16 Portugal Porto Armazem Do Cha
December 17 Spain Vitoria Helldorado