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The People's Key

Author: Larry Fitzmaurice
2/8/11 | Pitchfork.com | www.pitchfork.com | Live Show Preview
At 2008's Pitchfork Music Festival, Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles was asked about his opinions on Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, who Stickles is sometimes compared to vocally. Here's (part of) his lengthy response: "I listened to a lot of Bright Eyes in high school. I'm not gonna front on you. Seventeen, 18 years old, me and my friends thought Bright Eyes was god's dick. I'm going on 23 now, I don't wanna read about Bright Eyes every time I wanna read about the band I'm in." He also said, "You're a great man, Conor, if you're out there. However, I don't sing like you that much, man. And I don't need to hear about it every single day." Now, Pat will get the opportunity to tell Conor that himself, as Titus will head out on a long tour that includes dates with Bright Eyes, as Brooklyn Vegan points out. Titus have added many shows to an itinerary that also includes the previously reported gigs with pub-crawling legends the Pogues. Bright Eyes have also added more shows to their tour in support of The People's Key, which is out February 15 via Saddle Creek. Jenny & Johnny will open a few of those newly added shows. Check out all Titus Andronicus and Bright Eyes dates below. Also, check out the video for Titus' "A More Perfect Union", from last year's The Monitor. Titus Andronicus: 02-10 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (Rock Camp for Girls benefit) 02-26 Manville, NJ - Manville VFW 03-03 Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre * 03-04 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre * 03-07 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live * 03-08-09 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club * 03-11-12 Boston, MA - House of Blues * 03-15 New York, NY - Terminal 5 * 03-17 New York, NY - Terminal 5 * 03-29 Portland, ME - Space Gallery 03-30 Burlington, VT - Club Metronome 03-31 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore 04-01 Toronto, Ontario - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern 04-02 Gambier, OH - Kenyon College, Horn Gallery 04-03 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre ^ 04-04-05 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue ^ 04-08 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom ^ 04-09 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom ^ 04-10 Seattle, WA - Vera Project 04-12 Reno, NV - Holland Show Space at Rainshadow 04-13 Oakland, CA - The New Parish 04-14 Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place 04-15 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 04-18 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room 04-19 Santa Fe, NM - Corazon 04-20 Dallas, TX - Club Dada 04-21 Austin, TX - Emo's 04-22 New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar 04-24 Atlanta, GA - The Earl 04-26 Norfolk, VA - Jewish Mother 04-27 Washington, DC - Black Cat 04-28 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church 04-29 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's 04-30 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg * with the Pogues ^ with Bright Eyes Bright Eyes: 02-08 Glasgow, Scotland - Oran Mor 02-09 Nottingham, England - Rescue Rooms 02-14 London, England - Scala 02-16 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis 02-18 Berlin, Germany - Lido 02-21 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso 03-02 Miami, FL - The Fillmore ^ 03-03 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues ^ 03-04 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle ^ 03-05 Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ^ 03-06 Richmond, VA - The National ^ 03-08-09 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall * 03-10 Boston, MA - House of Blues # 03-11 Portland, ME - State Theatre # 03-13 Toronto, Ontario - Sound Academy # 03-14 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre # 03-15 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre # 03-16 Champaign, IL - Foellinger Auditorium # 03-17 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium # 03-19 Austin, TX - Auditorium Shores $ 04-02 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre 04-03 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theatre @ 04-04-05 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue @ 04-08 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom @ 04-09 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom @ 04-10 Arcata, CA - Arcata Community Center % 04-12 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater % 04-13 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater %& 04-16 Indio, CA - Coachella 04-28 George, WA - Sasquatch! Festival 06-01 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House & 06-03 Denver, CO - Filmore Theatre & 06-04 Council Bluffs, IA - WestFair Amphitheater & 06-06 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant ! 06-23 London, England - Royal Albert Hall 06-25 Vitoria-Gaseteiz, Spain - Azkena Rock Festival ^ with Cursive * with Superchunk, Wild Flag # with Mynabirds $ with the Felice Brothers, Middle Brother, Man Man @ with Titus Andronicus % with Farmer Dave Scher & with Jenny and Johnny ! with Dawes
The People's Key

The People's Key

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