Semi Precious Weapons clearly don’t like days off! The band has spent the last nine months on the Monster Ball tour with Lady Gaga and have another nine months ahead of them. You would think they would cherish the three weeks off between the current North American leg of the tour and the forthcoming European shows, but instead the band will stay on the road and play their own 13-city “Dirty Showbiz” headlining tour!
Semi Precious Weapons â€œDirty Showbizâ€ Tour Dates:
9/20/10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
9/22/10 Houston, TX Numbers
9/23/10 Dallas, TX The Loft
9/25/10 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock CafÃ©**
9/27/10 Los Angeles,CA El Rey
9/28/10 San Francisco, CA Slims
9/30/10 Chicago, IL Subterranean
10/2/10 Toronto, ONT Wrong Bar**
10/3/10 Montreal QC Belmont**
10/5/10 Philadelphia, PA Northstar
10/7/10 Washington, DC Rock n Roll Hotel
10/8/10 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/9/10 Boston, MA Royale**
Semi Precious Weapons will continue on the Monster Ball with Lady Gaga through to May, 2011. For dates please see: http://www.semipreciousweapons.com/monsterball/
**Shows noted with this symbol are 18 and over
The tour follows the recent release of SPWâ€™s album debut with rock world producer-kingpin Jack Joseph Puig (The Rolling Stones, Beck, Black Eyed Peas) and Executive Producer Lady Gaga, YOU LOVE YOU, on Geffen/Streamline/Cherrytree Records, now available in stores and on iTunes.
Semi Precious Weapons frontman, Justin Tranter, explains, “We get our work ethic from Gaga herself and who would want to be at home when you have a mission. Our mission is to bring rock nâ€™ roll, REAL ROCK N’ ROLL back and we will be bringing it back to audiences all over the country before we head to Europe on the Monster Ball”. Tranter continued, “The shows are “all ages” because we want to make sure that every kid gets a chance to experience rock n roll and is able to come and dance, scream and party during our night of filthy glamour on the Dirty Showbiz tour!”
Fellow members of the Precious Empire, Breedlove and Lady Starlight will be “Special Guests” on the “Dirty Showbiz” tour. Breedlove will appear on all shows and Lady Starlight from Las Vegas on.
The band recently made International headlines when their epic performance at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago which caused friend and fan Lady Gaga to stage dive and crowd surf during their set with Justin. The performance has been viewed over 10,000,000 times on YouTube. Last weekend, Semi Precious Weapons joined Slash and the Smashing Pumpkins at the Los Angelesâ€™ 3rd annual Sunset Strip Music Festival and the performance ended with fans jumping the barricade and joining the band on stage for the finale of â€œRock N Roll Never Looked So Beautiful.â€