The Pretty Reckless to tour with Evanescence on North American and European Dates
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 -- New York rock band The Pretty Reckless, fronted by singer and guitarist Taylor Momsen, will hit the road with Evanescence in October for a series of tour dates in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Germany. The U.S. leg begins October 10th in Oakland and visits major cities in the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up inNew York City on November 1st. The band, which also includes guitarist Ben Phillips, bassist Mark Damon, and drummer Jamie Perkins, then heads to the U.K. for a string of November dates, followed by four shows in Germany at the end of the month. Please see below for all tour dates.
"Evanescence is one of the first bands I ever saw live," Momsen says. "I'm so excited to be on tour with them in the U.S. and Europe!"
In September, The Pretty Reckless earned the distinction of becoming the first international band to play a multi-city club tour of China, visiting the outlying cities of Hangzhou, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, in addition to Beijing (for the Beijing Intercity Music Festival) and Shanghai (where they performed at the Mao Livehouse). Over the summer, the band performed at the Oxygen Festival in Ireland, the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, and Lollapalooza in Chicago.
The Pretty Reckless are touring in support of their current album Light Me Up, which was released in the U.S. on Interscope Records in February. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Rock chart in the U.K., where it spent six consecutive weeks in the top spot following its release in August 2010. Enjoying strong support in the U.K., the band was nominated for both Best Group and Best Newcomer at the 2010 Virgin Media Music Awards.
Here's what the critics have been saying about The Pretty Reckless:
"The Pretty Reckless are a battering ram of a hard-rock band that Momsen has no difficulty steering. Light Me Up is terrific fun: salacious, convincingly muscular, unnervingly rowdy." — The New York Times
"Momsen's low-pitched purr, set against the choppy metallic kink of her band, showed off the sort of wrath that made Courtney Love famous. Except that Momsen sounded clearer and finer than Love ever could." – The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The girl can really belt out a tune. She's got a gutsy, appealingly raw and grainy alto that puts her in the same company asCourtney Love and the young Sass Jordan." – The Toronto Star
"Momsen's stage presence is magnetic." – Phoenix New Times
"Fans expecting a shot of saccharine, bubble gum pop from The Pretty Reckless will be surprised at the rough-hewn sound of the band." – The Detroit News
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Oct 10 - Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
SOURCE Interscope Records