As synthâ€“pop sensation La Rouxâ€™s second single â€œIn For The Killâ€ heads to radio, the stunning video to accompany the track will premiere worldwide today via MySpace. Directed by LEGS (Goldfrappâ€™s â€œAliveâ€), the video was shot at the historic and legendary Hotel Chelsea in NYC made famous by the eclectic and artistic musicians who have made it their home in the past, these include Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Dylan Thomas and Sid Vicious, amongst others. The video is a dark and lusciously rich view into the hotelâ€™s seedy underbelly through the eyes of La Rouxâ€™s Elly Jackson who finds herself acting the part of night porter. You can also catch an exclusive interview with Elly and behind the scenes footage from the â€œIn For The Killâ€ video set on Thursday at 5pm ET/PT on MTVâ€™s new daily show, â€œThe Sevenâ€.
La Roux has caught Americaâ€™s attention with the smash hit of the summer â€œBulletproof,” their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut and thrilling performances on Ellen, Good Morning America and most recently, The View. The band are set to embark on a national headlining tour this fall and have just announced that fellow Cherrytree Records label-mates Far East Movement, whose â€œLike A G6â€ is at #1 on iTunes this week, will be joining the tour on select dates. New York-based Francis and the Lights, just off of tours with Drake and MGMT have been slated to kick off the evening. Scheduled to begin November 1st at The Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, the tour will take La Roux across the country before wrapping at Terminal 5 in New York City on November 17th. Tickets are available for all dates via Ticketmaster.
What began in Londonâ€™s burgeoning underground warehouse scene has since landed 22-year-old Elly Jackson, co-producer co-songwriter co-hort Ben Langmaid and their glittering self titled debut a long and impressive list of accolades and millions of fans internationally. Sizzling first single â€œBulletproofâ€ has become an instant summer hit climbing the Top 40 charts and making itself at home in the Top 10 with the track selling well over 1.8 million copies on our shores already.
Donâ€™t Miss Your Chance to Catch La Roux In Your Town!:
*These dates feature Francis and the Lights as support
** These dates feature both Francis and the Lights and Far East Movement
11/1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL â€“ Culture Room*
11/2 Orlando, FL â€“ Hard Rock*
11/4 Tampa, FL â€“ Ritz*
11/5 Atlanta, GA â€“ Tabernacle*
11/7 Baltimore, MD â€“ Rams Head Live **
11/9 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero **
11/10 Washington, DC 0 9:30 Club **
11/12 Providence, RI â€“ Lupos*
11/13 Hartford, Conn â€“ Webster Hall*
11/15 Boston, MA â€“ House Of Blues **
11/17 New York, NY â€“ Terminal 5 **
Raves for La Roux:
â€œElly Jackson is the perfectâ€¦ pop star of the momentâ€ – **** Rolling Stone
â€œâ€¦a top 10 smash.â€ â€“ Entertainment Weekly
â€œA perfect pop hook backed by bubbly eight-bit bloopsâ€ Spin
â€œLa Roux has scored a slew of devastatingly addictive hits (including the disco-inflected â€œBulletproofâ€, an â€œI Will Surviveâ€ for the Facebook generation.)â€ Elle