For the masses who have seen Detroit dance rockers ELECTRIC SIX play live, you might hear fans say “freakin’ awesome”, “crazy good”, “What did I just see”, or “nuts, man… nuts” about their shows. But vocalist Dick Valentine has a different reason to see the band. “With the live show, you get to see my drummer as opposed to feeling him” he says of drummer Percussion World. “He looks great!” And come Valentine’s Day, the whole western half of the US will be able to gawk and feeeeel the drums as they hit the road. (tour dates below)
But this tour isn’t just for these lucky crowds who can experience the guys bust it live… The tour kicks off a crowd-sourcing drive to raise funds for Absolute Treasure, the band’s very first live DVD to be released in 2014. “Previously, I said I’d only do a Kickstarter campaign to have me surgically altered to look like Amanda Palmer, but this live DVD seems like a good idea as well,” explains Dick. “We want professional camerawork and editing, so we need some financing. In order to get this financing, we are offering up ten years of E6 memorabilia… and it turns out there’s a whole lot of it ready to be auctioned off. We’re excited about auctioning some of it off.”
To make it a truly rewarding experience for supporters, Electric Six is offering a host of unique packages at all different pricing levels. Probably the most exciting of these is the Extras DVD, which will feature a host of unique features including the deepest interview ever done with the band. It will also include all kinds of behind the scenes hijinks and maybe even some special short films as well (what it won’t include is any of the band’s videos, so don’t bother asking). The Extras disc package also comes with a photo booklet, filled with rare shots of E6 memorabilia, candid photos of the band, etc. From signed stage-worn clothing to an executive producer credit in the DVD packaging along with an on-stage acknowledgement at a show.
To be filmed on September 7, 2013 in the band’s hometown of Detroit, Michigan, at the legendary St. Andrew’s Hall, the footage will shot by The Work, capturing the band in their element, at home, in front of what is consistently one of the best crowds they’ve seen anywhere in the world… in HD and available in both DVD and Blu Ray formats, in all regions. “In Detroit when you are watching, a show you get to feel the knives,” adds Dick.
A companion piece of sorts to their recently released live disc Absolute Pleasure, the live component will enable couch-ridden fans the to witness the madness of the massive crush of an undulating and exuberant crowd, the off-key scream/singalong-ing of “Girl, I’m gonna take you to a gay bar, gay bar, gay bar”, and the visceral feeling of getting power-drenched by Dick’s sweat.
So for the lucky Western half of the US this Spring, Electric Six will be swinging through with their fearsome catalog of material, including “Gay Bar”, “Danger! High Voltage”, “Down At McDonnelzz”, “She’s White”, “Jam It In The Hole” and so much more. And for the rest of the world – the promise of a live DVD in the near future.
Please visit the Electric Six website (electricsix.com) for more information on the Kickstarter campaign to be announced on February 15th.
Electric Six is Dick Valentine (vocals), Da Ve (guitar), Johnny Na$hinal (guitar), Smorgasbord (bass), Tait Nucleus? (synths) and Percussion World (drums).
|Feb 14 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 15 Radio Radio Indianapolis, IN
Feb 16 Mojo’s Columbia, MO
Feb 17 The Riot Room Kansas City, MO
Feb 19 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
Feb 20 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
Feb 21 The Opolis Norman, OK
Feb 22 Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
Feb 23 Club Dada Dallas, TX
Feb 24 Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Austin, TX
Feb 26 Plush Tucson, AZ
|Feb 27 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Feb 28 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Mar 01 The Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
Mar 02 The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
Mar 03 The Independent San Francisco, CA
Mar 06 Neumo’s Seattle, WA
Mar 07 Dante’s Portland, OR
Mar 20 The Aquarium Fargo, ND
Mar 21 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Mar 22 The High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
Mar 23 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI