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Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ink in my blood, a song in my heart. Metaphor is my middle name.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Aqualung to Play Lollapalooza, Tour With Fray

Alt-pop act (and, in the interests of fair disclosure, Kofi's-hat-naming) Aqualung took some time out from working on a new album with a few U.S. appearances this month. In August: a set at Chicago's Lollapalooza on the 4th from 1-2:30 PM at the adidas-Champs stage. At the same time, Cursive will metaphorically take the Q101 stage. Festivals are cruel.

In October, Aqualung goes on tour, supporting The Fray. All dates are either on sale or super-secret pre-sale. Hopefully no dates have sold out during a double-secret pre-pre-sale.

Ben Hales is co-producing the forthcoming, third album, and has been blogging about the process, as well as how it's changed since the first album, how the record industry has changed through the years, and the different agendas record labels and artists sometimes have ("Happily, Matt has never been interested in making music that is hard to understand, so both parties have the same objective (for now at least).")
Video of Matt Hales recording guide vocals is online, with more videos to come.

Aqualung's October Tour Dates (supporting The Fray):

5th - Minneapolis, MN (Northrup Auditorium)
6th - Madison, WI (Orpheum Theatre)
7th - Milwaukee, WI (Eagles Ballroom)
9th - Omaha, NE (Sokol Auditorium)
10th - Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theatre)
11th - St Louis, MO (The Pageant)
12th - Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
13th - Indianapolis, IN (Murat Theatre)

Aqualung - If I Fall (available on Strange And Beautiful)

The Fray - Look After You (available on How To Save A Life)


Blogger xolondon said...

I was just looking at the gallery on their website and Matt - is that Matt- is incredibly wholesome looking. Like flawless skin and manchild face. Take home to your mama and then corrupt later kind of face.

But are they twins? Je suis confused.

8:44 PM  
Blogger trill42 said...

Yes, that's Matt. He does have great skin and looks innocent* and quite a bit younger than his age (he's 34).

Ben's younger (32).

They are not twins. ;)

*though he curses more and more creatively than you might expect from one who looks so innocent. Look angellic** and you can get away with anything!

**Or be very rich.***

***Or invisible and... um... bulletproof.

4:27 PM  

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