Album News, Tour Dates — June 24, 2010 at 11:12 am

Tom Tom Club preps ‘Genius of Live’ CD, sets first North American tour in decade

Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Tom Tom Club

Husband-and-wife team/former Talking Heads rhythm section Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth this week announced they’ll take the Tom Tom Club out on the road this fall for the group’s first “lengthy” North American tour in 10 years in support of the forthcoming concert album Genius of Live.

Due out Sept. 28 on Latin imprint Nacional Records, the new record “will feature select tracks” from 2002’s double-disc Live @ The Clubhouse release, plus a “Latin alternative remix tribute” to the band’s oft-sampled classic “Genius of Love.” While a full tracklist hasn’t been announced, Live @ The Clubhouse does feature such cuts as “Suboceana,” “The Man With the 4-Way Hips” and “Wordy Rappinghood.”

The band is set to embark on a 17-date tour beginning Sept. 21 in Fairfield, Conn., and wrapping up with an early-October run on the West Coast before returning east to end the tour with a New York City gig on Oct. 14 at Santos Party House.

In a news release announcing the tour, Frantz says, “It will be a real pleasure for us to see so much of the USA again this fall. We are all very excited about this tour, to go out and make new friends and reconnect with old friends. The band consists of seven players, is smoking hot and completely live. We don’t use any sequencers or backing tapes at all.”

See full Tom Tom Club tour dates after the jump…

Tom Tom Club tour dates:

Sept. 21: StageOne, Fairfield, CT
Sept. 22: StageOne, Fairfield, CT
Sept. 23: Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
Sept. 24: Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
Sept. 25: Midpoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sept. 26: Exit In, Nashville, TN
Sept. 27: The Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO
Sept. 28: Metro, Chicago, IL
Sept. 29: Mickey Finn’s Pub, Toledo, OH
Sept. 30: Phoenix Theatre, Toronto, ON
Oct. 1: Cabaret Mile End, Montreal, QC
Oct. 2: Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, Burlington, VT
Oct. 3: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Oct. 8: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 9: The Getty, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 10: Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 12: Casbah, San Diego, CA
Oct. 14: Santos Party House, New York, NY


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