MOTORISTS WARNED OF “HIGH VOLTAGE” Hacker Programs ELECTIC SIX Lyrics in Traffic Sign Summer Tour and New Album Announced!

Motorists in the sleepy town of Stevens Point, WI were in for a little treat on the morning of Thursday, May 27th when they passed by a digital construction sign on Interstate 39. Tampered with by hackers with a great taste in music, the four panel messages warned traffic of “Danger Danger… High Voltage… When We Touch… When We Kiss,” not coincidentally matching the lyrics from 2003’s hit single “Danger (High Voltage)” by Detroit’s dance/rock masterminds ELECTRIC SIX. Local television station WAOW-TV reported, “Wisconsin Department of Transportation leaders say they were made aware of the sign this morning and quickly changed it.” For the astute though, the morning commute was made undoubtedly a lot more enjoyable. Full story can be found here:

Currently wrapping up production on their upcoming album titled ZODIAC (details forthcoming) slated for September 2010 release on Metropolis Recordings, Electric Six will be hitting the road this Summer, first with a handful of East Coast dates in July, including Hoboken’s Maxwell’s (July 14th) and NYC’s Rocks Off Concert Cruises (July 15th) and then launching their full-scale national routing in mid-September at Grand Rapids, MI’s The Intersection (Sept. 15th). Full tour dates are below.

Electric Six’s previous album KILL enjoyed critical acclaim, including UK’s SPHERE Magazine (“[KILL] sounds like what would happen if Jamiroquai had a baby with Turbonegro and it was adopted by Chris Cornell, Mika and The Talking Heads”) to SPIN (“[KILL] crams Tenacious D, Prince, and 80’s metal into the same sweaty club”) to Rolling Stone (“… a saxed up, disco-metal epic”) and is one of Electric Six’s best records to date. PopShifter sums it up best when they opined, “you’ll be dancing your ass off from the first notes.”

Electric Six is Dick Valentine (vocals), The Colonel (guitar), Johnny Na$hinal (guitar), Smorgasbord (bass), Tait Nucleus? (synths) and Percussion World (drums). Their seventh album, ZODIAC, will be released on Metropolis Records in September 2010.

Tour Dates

Jul 14 – Maxwell’s (Hoboken, NJ)
Jul 15 – Rocks Off Concert Cruise (NYC)
Jul 16 – Rocks On! Concert Cruise (Boston, MA)
Jul 17 – Daniel Street (Milford, CT)
Jul 18 – Asbury Lanes (Asbury Park, NJ)
Aug 14 – Outside Lands (San Francisco, CA)
Sep 15 – The Intersection – (Grand Rapids, MI)
Sep 16 – The Basement (Columbus, OH)
Sep 17 – Double Door (Chicago, IL)
Sep 18 – DIY Street Fair (Ferndale, MI)
Sep 19 – Frankie’s (Toledo, OH)
Sep 21 – The Brillobox (Pittburgh, PA)
Sep 22 – Johnny Brenda’s (Philadelphia, PA)
Sep 25 – Bowery Ballroom (NYC)

Sep 27 – Sonar (Baltimore, MD)
Sep 28 – Black Cat (Washington, DC)
Sep 30 – Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
Oct 1 – New Brookland Tavern (Columbia, SC)
Oct 4 – Jack Rabbits (Jacksonville, FL)
Oct 6 – State Theatre (St. Petersburg, FL)
Oct 7 – The Social (Orlando, FL)
Oct 9 – Exit/In (Nashville, TN)
Oct 10 – Hi-Tone Cafe (Memphis, TN)
Oct 14 – White Rabbit (San Antonio, TX)
Oct 15 – Emo’s Outdoors (Austin, TX)
Oct 16 – The Boiler Room (Denton, TX)
Oct 18 – Plush (Tucson, AZ)
Oct 19 – Rhythm Room (Phoenix, AZ) Oct 20 – The Casbah (San Diego, CA)
Oct 21 – Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa, CA)
Oct 22 – Key Club (Los Angeles, CA)
Oct 25 – Neumos (Seattle, WA)
Oct 26 – Dante’s (Portland, OR)
Oct 27 – Neurolux (Boise, ID)
Oct 28 – Urban Lounge (SLC, UT)
Oct 29 – Larimer Lounge (Denver, CO)
Oct 30 – The Riot Room (Kansas City, MO)
Oct 31 – The Firebird (St. Louis, MO)
Nov 2 – Vaudeville Mews (Des Moines, IA)
Nov 3 – First Ave. (Minneapolis, MN)
Nov 4 – Turner Hall Ballroom (Milwaukee, WI)
Nov 5 – The Mad Hatter (Covington, KY)
Nov 6 – Grog Shop (Cleveland Hts., OH)

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