Tour Updates: Bonde Do Role, Air

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Brazil electro-clash and baile funk outfit Bonde Do Role have confirmed a North American outing set to kick off Sept. 11 in Washington, D.C., Pitchfork reports. From there, the band's tour, which follows an extensive jaunt across Europe, will lead Bonde Do Role through the eastern seaboard, stopping through cities like New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia before skipping north of the border for a handful of gigs. Next, the band will stroll through America's midsection, descend the West Coast from Vancouver, B.C. to San Diego, then gig through the southwest and cap with an appearance in Chapel Hill, NC Oct. 13.

Bonde Do Role tour dates:

9/11, Washington, DC (Black Cat)
9/12, Baltimore, MD (Sonar)
9/13, Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda's)
9/14, New York, NY (The Powerhouse/American Museum of Natural History)
9/15, Brooklyn, NY (TBA)
9/17, Allston, MA (Harper's Ferry)
9/18, Montreal, QE (La Sala Rossa)
9/19, Toronto, ON (Cabaret)
9/20, Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)
9/21, Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle)
9/22, Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock Social Club)
9/25, Vancouver, BC (Richards on Richards)
9/26, Seattle, WA (Neumos)
9/27, Portland, OR (Holocene)
9/28, San Francisco, CA (The Independent)
9/29, Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex)
10/1, San Diego, CA (Casbah)
10/2, Tucson, AZ (Plush)
10/4, Austin, TX (Emo's Jr.)
10/5, Dallas, TX (Palladium Loft)
10/6, Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)
10/8, Tallahassee, FL (Beta Bar)
10/9, Gainesville, FL (Common Grounds)
10/10, Jacksonville, FL (TSI)
10/11, Orlando, FL (The Club at Firestone)
10/12, Atlanta, GA (MJQ Concourse)
10/13, Chapel Hill, NC (Local 506)

French popsters Air, a.k.a. Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, have announced four gigs throughout California this fall, NME.com reports. The handful of performances will see the duo take stages in Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim, and San Francisco this September in support of their latest and fifth LP to date, Pocket Symphony.

Air tour dates:

9/20, San Francisco, CA (Bimbo's)
9/21, Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theatre)
9/23, San Diego, CA (Street Scene)
9/24, Anaheim, CA (Grove)

On the Web:
Bonde Do Role at MySpace.com
Air at pocket-symphony.com

Talk: Is Air's limited tour inciting jealously of Californians?

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