Cambodian and American rock band DENGUE FEVER (www.denguefevermusic.com) and Secret Chiefs 3 confirmed today a co-headlining tour of the Western United States beginning January 24 at the Bluebird Theater in Denver.
Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
1/24 @ Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
1/25 @ Santa Fe Brewing Co. Santa Fe, NM
1/26 @ Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
1/27 @ El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA
1/28 @ Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
1/29 @ Casbah, San Diego, CA
1/31 @ Club SLO Brew, San Luis Obispo, CA
2/01 @ Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
2/02 @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
2/03 @ Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
2/04 @ Harlow’s, Sacramento, CA
2/06 @ W.O.W. Hall, Eugene, OR
2/07 @ Dante’s, Portland, OR
2/08 @ Neumos, Seattle, WA
2/09 @ The Wild Buffalo, Bellingham, WA
2/10 @ Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC, CANADA
DENGUE FEVER recently returned from a tour of South East Asia that was made possible via an Arts Grant by the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Embassies in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. It was the band’s third tour of the region that included club dates, massive outdoor festival shows, charity performances and workshops.
In April of this year, DENGUE FEVER released its fourth full-length album, Cannibal Courtship for Concord Music Group/Fantasy Records. The band has toured the United States, France, Asia and England in support of the record. In fact, the band was invited by The Kinks’ Ray Davies to perform at his 2011 Meltdown Festival, which he curated, as well as making their sold-out Paris debut and second Glastonbury performance. The band is in the process of confirming additional tour dates in the U.S. and Europe for 2012.
Later this year, DENGUE FEVER will launch their own record label for the purpose of releasing their long out-of-print back catalog with additional bonus tracks and new merchandise for fans. Currently, the band is sifting through outtakes, live tracks, radio shows, alternative tracks and more to expand their back catalog for digital and physical release.
DENGUE FEVER and Secret Chiefs 3 share a long and varied history, but this is the first time the bands have toured together. Secret Chiefs 3 founder Trey Spruance released DENGUE FEVER’s first eponymous studio album in 2003 on his Web of Mimicry label. Almost a decade earlier, in 1994, DENGUE FEVER guitarist and Secret Chiefs 3 drummer Danny Heifetz were band members in legendary Bay Area band Dieselhed until they disbanded in 2000. Prior to Dieselhed, Holtzman and DENGUE FEVER bassist Senon Williams were attending college at Humboldt State University where they met and became friends with Spruance and Heifitz who then became members of the cult band Mr. Bungle w/ Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton.
ABOUT DENGUE FEVER
DENGUE FEVER is Cambodian songstress Chhom Nimol, Zac Holtzman (guitar/vocals), Ethan Holtzman (keyboards), Senon Williams (bass), Paul Smith (drums) and David Ralicke (horns). They have released three albums: Dengue Fever, Escape From Dragon House, Venus On Earth and the DVD/CD soundtrack to the band’s documentary Sleepwalking Through The Mekong, in addition to a collection of lost Cambodian classics, Dengue Fever Presents: Electric Cambodia. Cannibal Courtship, their debut release on Fantasy Records, a division of Concord Music Group is out now. They are based in Los Angeles.