PHOENIX – Orlando (5/8) & Atlanta (5/9)
After a performance that had them labeled as the “Coachella’s breakout kings” (it was pretty cool, seeing R. Kelly sing “Ignition” over the opening to “1901”), the Parisians are back with with their strongest release yet. Following up the critical success of their 2009 Glassnote Records’ debut, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the band returned to the drawing board and crafted the pop-masterpiece that is Bankrupt. The group spent over two years hopping between studios in Paris and New York before finalizing the ten-track album, due out on Glassnote/V2 records on April 22nd.
In the midst of making their way around the globe, the band is set to return to the Southeast for their first show in Georgia in over three years and their first show in Florida since the end of 2010. On May 8th, you can catch them at the House of Blues in Orlando before they head up I-75 for a set at The Tabernacle on May 9th. While the Atlanta show has already sold-out, tickets for their Orlando date were still available at the time this article posted.
You do have a number of other chances to see the band before they head back to Europe for their Summer tour; They’ll be at Coachella again this weekend, as well as stops at Edgefest, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest, the Beale Street Music Festival, and a few Northeastern dates in early May.
They won’t be back in the States until August, when they make a special appearance at Lollapalooza (sold-out) and then much later in the year when they headline at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
You can currently stream Bankrupt in its entirety at itunes.com/phoenix.[youtube id=tBsRvthVhdw]