Harlem – July Dates With The Dead Weather

(photos courtesy Tread)

As noted by new addition to Team Matador Stuart Davie, Harlem are just starting their first European tour.  While they’re out of the country and don’t have access to email or telephones (seeing as those are American inventions we’ve yet to share with the rest of the world), we thought it would be fun to sign them up for another tour without their knowledge.

Turns out, however, that’s not so easy. For starters, the tour we were shooting for had already committed to another support band. Also, Harlem’s agent had already accepted an invitation from The Dead Weather to play the dates listed below. I’m sure you’ll agree this is a far more favorable result than anything we had in mind, but it’s a very long year. Sooner or later, we’re gonna make someone do something with someone they don’t wanna be doing it with. Because that’s why we’re in show business.

Tue 07/13/10     Washington, DC                930 Club
Wed 07/14/10   Boston                                  House Of Blues
Mon 07/19/10   San Diego                            House Of Blues
Wed 07/21/10   Los Angeles                        Palladium
Thu 07/22/10     San Francisco                     Warfield
Sat 07/24/10       Portland                               Crystal Ballroom
Mon 07/26/10   Billings, MT                         Babcock Theater
Wed 07/28/10   Minneapolis                       First Avenue
Thu 07/29/10     Milwaukee                         The Rave
Fri 07/30/10        Chicago                                Congress
Sat 07/31/10       Detroit                                  Fillmore
Mon 08/02/10   Baltimore                            Rams Head
Tue 08/03/10     Brooklyn, NY                      Celebrate Brooklyn

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