Austin, TX is at the center of Leopold and His Fiction’s two-week Southwest tour, and for good reason. Daytrotter, the Rock Island, Ill.-based website has created a satellite operation at Austin’s Big Orange Studios, and San Francisco’s bluesy rock band Leopold and His Fiction are scheduled for a session. The tour begins on November 6th in San Francisco and includes dates in Los Angeles (at the Silverlight Lounge), Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Dallas and of course, Austin.
Leopold and His Fiction’s live shows are like a magnetic force you can’t resist. "This trio is a trip to watch, boiling and smashing a diverse range of musical genres that is both ethereal and bombastic," said Denise Guerra of the Campus Circle Newspaper about their recent Viper Room show. Charismatic front man Daniel James says of performing live, “We are in our element and want to be nowhere else in the world than on that stage”. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Deer Tick, Dum Dum Girls, Little Joy and The Studiofix.
Leopold and his Fiction’s latest EP, Golden Friends has been described as “...haunting and scratchy, and sounds as if it was conjured up in the backrooms of old Western saloons over whiskey and cigarettes,” by Tympanogram. They’ve been in John Baccigaluppi’s The Hangar with Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Little Joy, Vetiver) and this recording ventures out appropriately from the blues structure of the first two records, while engaging start to finish the theatrics and entertainment of voyage fans have become accustomed to hearing. The band climbed to #30 on the CMJ charts with their second album, Ain’t No Surprise and made it into the top 20 with their self-titled debut, while earning praise from NPR, Relix and Big Takeover, among others.
Leopold and His Fiction Tour Dates
11/6/10 Crescent Hotel, San Francisco, CA
11/7/10 Indiemart @ The Parkside, San Francisco, CA 3pm
11/8/10 St. James Infirmary, Reno, NV
11/9/10 Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
11/11/10 Padres, Marfa, TX
11/12/10 The Mix, San Antonio, TX
11/13/10 Mohawk Inside Stage, Austin, TX
11/14/10 Doublewide, Dallas, TX
11/16/10 Burt’s Tiki, Albuquerque, NM
11/18/10 111, Flagstaff, AZ
11/19/10 Sidecar, Park City, UT
11/20/10 The Bunkhouse, Las Vegas, NV