- SPIN Rating: of 10
Who? Melbourne, Australia's Cut Copy, specializing in glitter-flecked, guitar-bolstered dance-pop gems, and co-headliners and fellow Aussie duo the Presets, another sonic factory of big-beat bangers for the nu-rave generation.
What? A nearly month-long North American excursion kicking off Sept. 13 at the Monolith Festival in Denver, CO. After traveling along the Northern border and hitting U.S. dance Mecca Webster Hall in New York City Sept. 21-22, the dance outfits head South before moving into Texas for a pair of dates.The tour concludes Oct. 9 in Vancouver, B.C., following a string of dates in the Northwest.
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Should I Go? Absolutely. Cut Copy's latest record, In Ghost Colours, is the act's finest release yet and the group has gained a reputation for their live gigs. Plus the Presents bring the same energy to the table; the act certainly can work an audience into a rave-ready frenzy, a skill honed with previous opening duties for dance rockers the Rapture.
Cut Copy/Presets Tour Dates:
9/13, Denver, CO (Monolith Festival) 9/15, Kansas City, MO (The Record Bar) 9/16, Minneapolis, MN (Fine Line Music Café) 9/17, Chicago, IL (Metro) 9/19, Toronto, Ontario (Sound Academy) 9/20, Club Soda (Montreal, Quebec) 9/21, New York City, NY (Webster Hall) 9/22, New York City, NY (Webster Hall) 9/23, Boston, MA (Paradise) 9/25, Philadelphia, PA (The Trocadero Theater) 9/26, Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club) 9/27, Atlanta, GA (Masquerade) 9/29, Austin, TX (Emo's Alternative Lounge) 9/30, Dallas, TX (Granada Theater) 10/3, Pomona, CA (The Glass House) 10/5, San Francisco, CA (Mezzanine) 10/7, Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theater) 10/8, Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market) 10/9, Vancouver, B.C. (Commodore Ballroom)