The Vaselines announce a two-week North American tour kicking off in Washington DC on January 14th. The tour hits northern cities on the east coast before heading to Montreal, Toronto, Detroit and Chicago. The band then heads west with shows in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and wrapping up in Los Angeles on January 28th. Complete tour dates are as follows:
Nov 15 Bristol, UK @ Thekla
Nov 16 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Nov 17 Lille, France @ L’Aeronef
Nov 18 Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
Nov 19 Zurich, Switzerland @ Eldorado
Nov 20 Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea
Nov 21 Berlin, Germany @ Bang Bang Club
Nov 22 Utrecht, Holland @ Le Guess Who?
Nov 23 Brugge, Belguim @ Cactus Club – Autumn Falls
Nov 25 London, UK @ The Garage
Nov 26 Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
Nov 27 Sheffield, UK @ The Plug
Nov 28 Glasgow, UK @ School of Art
Jan 14 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Jan 15 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Jan 16 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
Jan 17 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Jan 18 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.
Jan 19 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Jan 20 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
Jan 21 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Jan 23 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Jan 24 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Jan 24 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Jan 27 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Jan 28 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theater
The Vaselines released V For Vaselines on October 7th in North America via Rosary Music. The album features musical contributions from Michael McGaughrin (1990s), Frank Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub), Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Graeme Smillie (Olympic Swimmers), Paul Foley (Mandrake Shepherd) and Scott Paterson (Sons & Daughters). V for Vaselines was self-produced and recorded in their native Glasgow at Mogwai’s Castle Of Doom Studio and engineered by Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai). The album is available on vinyl, CD, download and limited edition cassette.
Having formed in Glasgow in 1987, V For Vaselines is their third album. Their debut, Dum Dum, was released on the legendary Scottish label 53rd & 3rd in June 1989. The band broke up the same week as the album was released, but subsequent patronage by Kurt Cobain (Nirvana covered 3 Vaselines tracks), saw the bands early singles compiled by Sub Pop in 1992.
Both continued to write and record, and reunited in 2008 to play Sub Pop’s 20th anniversary festival as well as some further shows around the world. They would eventually release their second album, Sex With An X, on Sub Pop in 2010.