The Empty Hearts, the band featuring members of The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics and The Chesterfield Kings, have announced tour dates in October on the east coast and in Japan (see dates below). The band features Elliot Easton on lead guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Clem Burke on drums, Wally Palmar on vocals, harmonica and guitar, and Andy Babiuk on bass. Co-produced by the band and Ed Stasium, The Empty Hearts is a raucous collection of tunes with each player’s rock ‘n’ roll stripes on display – a bracing sound shaped by influences which span decades and include ’50’s American roots rock ‘n’ roll, 60’s British invasion and 70’s garage-punk. The album was recorded at Fab Gear Studios in Rochester, NY and also includes the Faces’ Hall of Fame keyboardist Ian McLagan on Hammond organ and Wurlitzer electric piano. The Empty Hearts is available worldwide on 429 Records.
The Empty Hearts (a name coined by Little Steven from his secret list of unused band names), is a band who sound like musical cohorts – who all came of age in the 70’s and 80’s music scenes and play by a DIY punk rock code of ethics. A self-proclaimed band of “rock and roll lifers”, the chemistry clicked immediately–they are all connected having come together as a band of friends.
Says Blurt Magazine: “What’s great about The Empty Hearts’ self-titled debut is that it proudly wears its influences on its sleeve and yet it sounds totally fresh. You get the feeling these guys had a blast making this record – which, apparently, they did.”
Confirmed Tour Dates:
10/16 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
10/17 Ardmore, PA Ardmore Music Hall
10/18 Brooklyn, NY The Knitting Factory
10/19 Cranston, RI RICPA – Park Theatre
10/22 Tokyo, Japan Billboard Live (2 shows)
10/23 Tokyo, Japan Billboard Live (2 shows)
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429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
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