Friday Express: Clinic Release Date Revealed, Thrills Sign On For Lolla

The release date for the follow up to Clinic's 2002 sophomore effort, Walking With Thee, has finally been revealed. Universal Records, who picked up the previously mentioned release after it first hit the streets through Domino, will drop Winchester Cathedral on August 23. Prior to that, Clinic will hit the road for a 14-date US tour beginning May 8 at Southpaw in Brooklyn. Read on for those dates.

In other bands from across the pond news, Irish surf rockers The Thrills are the latest band to sign on for this summer's Lollapalooza, joining the likes of Morrissey, BRMC, Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, The Polyphonic Spree, Sonic Youth and Le Tigre. Wow, Lollapalooza is going to rule this year! Thrills frontman Conor Deasy told Billboard last month that the band had plenty of tour opportunities this summer, including No Doubt/Blink 182. "We had an offer to [join] the No Doubt/Blink 182 thing [in] big arenas that fit many people," he said. "But I still have visions of the frat boy teenager kind of guys throwing beer bottles at us." Good call Deasy. The Thrills are currently on a club tour of of the US. I know, because I saw them last Friday.

Clinic Tour Dates:

05.08.04 - Brooklyn, NY (Southpaw)

05.09.04 - Washington, DC (Black Cat)

05.10.04 - Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)

05.11.04 - Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)

05.12.04 - Columbus, OH (Wexner Center)

05.13.04 - Newport, KY (Southgate House)

05.14.04 - Chicago, IL (Abbey Pub)

05.15.04 - Columbia, MO (Blue Note)

05.16.04 - Lawrence, KA (Bottleneck)

05.18.04 - Denver, CO (Bluebird Theatre)

05.19.04 - Salt Lake City, UT (Liquid Joe's)

05.21.04 - San Francisco, CA (Bimbo's)

05.22.04 - Los Angeles, CA (Knitting Factory)

05.23.04 - San Diego, CA (Casbah)

Friday Express: Clinic Release Date Revealed, Thrills Sign On For Lolla