Hercules, Hercules, Hercules! We've all heard the hype, and deservedly so, but we might not have been inclined to list these tour dates if they didn't include shows with Mos Def, The B-52s and James Murphy.
The eight piece live band includes Andy manning keyboards, drum machines and providing backing vocals, a horn section, Kim Ann and Nomi on lead vocals, live drums, live bass with even more keyboards, and both their self-titled album and lead single, "Blind", debuted in the UK Top 40. So I guess us lousy chaps in this hemisphere should thank our lucky stars we're getting the rare chance to see them.
Hercules And Love Affair tourdates
10.03.08 - San Francisco, CA (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)*
10.04.08 - Los Angeles, CA (Detour Festival)
10.17.08 - Chicago, IL (Metro)
10.18.08 - Toronto, ON (Opera House)
10.19.08 - Montreal, QC (Les Saints)
10.22.08 - Boston, MA (Middle East Downstairs)
10.31.08 - Philadelphia, PA (Transit)
11.01.08 - New York, NY (Hammerstein Ballroom)**
11.02.08 - Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
* with Mos Def and Rogue Wave
** with The B-52s and James Murphy