Like many of you out there, we're totally excited to see Silversun Pickups back in the news for their highly anticipated April 14 release of Swoon on Dangerbird Records. It's already getting a lot of love for the debut single "Panic Switch", which is currently the number one most added single at modern rock radio this week (note: not college). But why are they overlooking their real first show of 2009?
We're not serious about this in case you were wondering, we're just curious as to why we received a press release stating the Pickups will make their '09 live debut at SxSW accompanied with tour dates that lists their first show in Kansas City the Tuesday before SxSW? Our Notes From Middle America columnist Danny Phillips is waving his Missouri flag as we speak.
Either way, we're excited to see the return of the Silversun Pickups to stages wherever they may be. Aside from Kansas City and SxSW, the quartet will play a pre-Coachella warm-up show before helping to usher in the 10th annual Music and Arts Festival. They'll also be performing at The Sasquatch Festival on May 25.
Silversun Pickups tour dates
03.17.09 - Kansas City, MO (KC Power & Light District)
03.20.09 - Austin, TX (SXSW/ Stubb's)
03.21.09 - Austin, TX (SXSW/ Antone's)
04.12.09 - Pomona, CA (Glass House)
04.17.09 - Indio, CA (Coachella)
05.25.09 - George, WA (Sasquatch Festival)