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31 Aug

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 “Dirty Showbiz” 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 Café**
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:

**Shows noted with this symbol are 18 and over

The tour follows the recent release of SPW’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 n’ 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 Angeles’ 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 “Rock N Roll Never Looked So Beautiful.”

25 Dec

Semi Precious Weapons announced additional US dates with Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour through 2010! They will be performing all over the country, including a four-night stand at New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall. Scroll down to view their revised list of upcoming tour dates!

As an opening act for Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour 2009-2010, Semi Precious Weapons has already begun receiving kudos for their outrageous live stage show! The Boston Globe raved, “Semi Precious Weapons split the difference between AC/DC and Queen with fierce frontman, Justin Tranter.” The band previously received rave reviews on their recent tours with Ladyhawke and rock icons The Sounds.

Even before they landed on the biggest gig of the season, Semi Precious Weapons turned heads and made music listeners take notice. SPIN described the band as “Like the Sex Pistols….. If they had emerged from Andy Warhol’s downtown Manhattan Factory Scene,” while Rolling Stone said “Tranter is like Adam Ant, T.Rex’s Marc Bolan and Ziggy Stardust wrapped into one, singing lead on AC/DC’s ‘Back In Black’”. After being named the “Best Band in NYC” by the 2008 Reader’s Poll, The Village Voice wrote, “Semi Precious Weapons are the most important band in America.”

Last month, Semi Precious Weapons took a break from their busy touring agenda to get back into the studio with producer Jack Joseph Puig (The Rolling Stones, Green Day). Stay tuned for more information about their upcoming album, on which Lady Gaga and Streamline Records President Vincent Herbert will serve as executive producers!

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12/27/2009 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
12/28/2009 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
12/29/2009 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
12/31/2009 – Miami, FL – Knight Center
1/2/2010 – Miami, FL @ Knight Center
1/3/2010 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock
1/7/2010 – St. Louis, MO – The Fox
1/8/2010 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
1/9/2010 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
1/10/2010 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
1/12/2010 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
1/13/2010 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
1/14/2010 – West Lafayette, IN – Purdue University
1/16/2010 – Atlantic City, NJ – The Borgata
1/17/2010 – Wallingford, CT – Chevrolet Theatre
1/18/2010 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
1/20/2010 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
1/21/2010 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
1/23/2010 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
1/24/2010 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall