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Fanfarlo Reveals North American Tour!
January 09 2012

JANUARY 9, 2012

FANFARLO REVEALS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
IN CELEBRATION OF âROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHTâ;
LONDON-BASED COLLECTIVE TO HIT THE ROAD
BEGINNING MARCH 5TH AT BOSTONâS PARADISE ROCK CLUB;
TICKET PRE-ORDERS GET UNDERWAY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11TH;
NPR EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR âSHINY THINGSâ;
âROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHTâ ARRIVES FEBRUARY 28TH


In celebration of their eagerly awaited new album, âROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHT,â UK five-piece Fanfarlo has unveiled details of a major North American tour. The dates get underway March 5th at Bostonâs Paradise Rock Club and then continue through mid-April (see attached itinerary). Ticket pre-sales for the trek will begin this Wednesday, January 11th via the bandâs website www.fanfarlo.com. The first 50 tickets sold for each date will receive guaranteed early entry. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Saturday, January 21st. The tour will also include multiple appearances at Austin, Texasâ annual South by Southwest Music & Media Conference (SXSW).

This morning, NPRâs All Songs Considered exclusively premiered Fanfarloâs newest music video, âShiny Things.â The clip â directed by Tim Nackashi (who also directed Death Cab for Cutieâs âYou Are A Touristâ live, one-take music video)â is featured at http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/01/06/144797199/first-watch-fanfarlo-shiny-things, heralding the trackâs digital release on Tuesday, January 31st.

âROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHTâ arrives in stores and at all DSPs on February 28th via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records.

Having earned international acclaim for their 2009 debut, âRESERVOIR,â Fanfarlo has taken a grand leap forward with âROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHT,â incorporating new textures into their already eclectic sonic palette. Songs such as âReplicateâ â available now for free download at www.fanfarlo.com â feature more experimental instrumentation than those found on the bandâs debut. The guitars are now electric instead of acoustic, while synchs and samplers have emerged in place of mandolins and glockenspiels. At the same time, âROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHTâ takes all the themes, musical and lyrical, of its predecessor and vastly expands them with all the confidence of a band gaining control of their aims and abilities.

âROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHTâ was produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley) and engineered by award-winning producer/engineer David Wrench (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything, Beth Orton) at North Walesâ Bryn Derwen Recording Studio.

Among the albumâs many highlights is the recently released âDeconstruction.â NPR named the track as its influential âSong of the Day,â hailing it for âpack(ing) an awful lot of winning ingredients into a little less than five minutes⦠Next year is only minus-three months old, and this is already one of 2012âs best songs.â

Fanfarlo is: Simon Balthazar: lead vocals, guitar, saxophone * Cathy Lucas: violin, keyboards, vocals * Justin Finch: bass * Amos Memon: drums * Leon Beckenham: trumpet, keyboard.
For more, please visit www.fanfarlo.com, www.facebook.com/Fanfarlo, www.twitter.com/fanfarlomusic, and http://youtube.com/fanfarlomusic.


FANFARLO
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2012


MARCH
5 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
6 New York, NY Webster Hall
7 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
8 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
9 Chapel Hill, NC Catâs Cradle
10 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
13 Houston, TX Fitzgeraldâs
14 Dallas, TX The Loft
15-18 Austin, TX South by Southwest Music & Media Conference (SXSW)
19 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill
20 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
22 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
23 Ann Arbor, MI The Blind Pig
24 Toronto, ON Mod Club
25 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
27 Columbus, OH Skullyâs
28 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
29 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
31 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre

APRIL

1 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
3 Denver, CO Bluebird
5 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
6 Boise, ID Neurolux
7 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
9 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore
10 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
17 San Francisco, CA Slimâs
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