Rewards, aka Aaron Pfenning (co-founder of Chairlift) is pleased to announce additional dates with We Are Scientists and Warpaint to his 2010 tour spanning Europe and the US. The fall tour kicked off to a great start with Brandon Flowers (The Killers) for the first series of Europe dates. Rewards will play the second stretch of the tour as direct support to We Are Scientists in the UK, before returning to the states to as direct support for Warpaint on November 30th.
Rewards will be previewing new tracks from his forthcoming 7-inch and album on these dates., including “Two Cardinals” and “I Used To.” Pfenning has experimented with everything from a solo show to a five-piece, anchored by his leonine stage-presence and vocals that swing easily from a croon to a howl.
Flowers, who hand-picked Rewards to open for him in Europe, said the music reminds him “of the desert, the way he plays. That’s something that I try to capture myself in Killers songs. I’m a little jealous that he does it so effortlessly.”
As Rewards, Aaron plays all of the instruments, producing and engineering all of the recordings himself. Striking a different note than his previous work, Pfenning was inspired by watching “dark mind-bending sci-fi thriller romance films” (such as those of Dario Argento and David Lynch) and imagining new scores for them. The tone blushes dark and romantic, evocative to some extent of great ’80s atmospheric pop-masters like Echo & The Bunnymen.
Rewards Tour Dates
Nov 15 – Pyramids – Portsmouth, UK #
Nov 16 – HMV Institute – Birmingham, UK #
Nov 19 – UEA – Norwich, UK #
Nov 20 – Academy – Manchester, UK #
Nov 21 – Shepherds Bush Empire – London, UK #
Nov 22 – O2 Academy – Liverpool, UK #
Nov 24 – Metropolitan University – Leeds, UK #
Nov 25 – ABC – Glasgow, UK #
Nov 26 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK #
Nov 27 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK #
Nov 30 – Great Scott – Boston, MA @
Dec 1 – The Studio at Webster Hall – NYC @
Dec 2 – Music Hall of Williamsbug – Brooklyn, NY @
Dec 3 – Voyeur – Philadelphia, PA @
Dec 4 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC @
# w/ We Are Scientists
@ w/ Warpaint