blitzen baby…
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2008

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For fans of Portland’s Blitzen Trapper, there is plenty of reasons to wade into the water on the band’s side of the creek these days. First and foremost, the band has recently bagged themselves a slew of prize winning dates this winter/spring. By the looks of these beauties, the forthcoming trek will be the band’s biggest catch yet. Kicking off February 22nd in Seattle, the band will hit up just about every major touring market in North America through April. Not only that, but they’ll also share the stage with Fleet Foxes, Grand Archives, Menomena, Dr. Dog, Man Man, Mohjongg, and Matt Pond PA at various stops along the way.

In addition to such a lengthy plot of dates, the Blitzen boys have also announced they have two EPs up for grabs as well. While one such release will only be available by buying direct at the band’s merch table, the other is available now on I-Tunes. Full details below. – David Pitz

Blitzen Trapper On Tour
2/22 Seattle, WA Univ. of Washington#
2/23 Portland, OR The Artistery
2/28 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill*
2/29 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*+
3/01 San Diego, CA Casbah*+
3/02 Phoenix, AZ Modified*
3/04 Denton, TX Hailey's*
3/05 Houston, TX Walter's on Washington*
3/06 Hattiesburg, MS Thirsty Hippo*
3/07 Tallahassee, FL The Beta Bar*
3/08 Everglades National Park, FL Langerado Festival
3/09 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits*@
3/11 Birmingham, AL BottleTree*%
3/12 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon*$
3/13 - 3/15 Austin, TX SXSW
3/16 Norman, OK The Opolis*
3/17 Columbia, MO Mojos*&
3/18 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe*
3/19 Nashville, TN Exit In*
3/20 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn*
3/21 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern*
3/22 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle*
3/23 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506*
3/25 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage*
3/26 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's*
3/27 Cambridge, MA Middle East*
3/29 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
3/30 Worcester, MA Clark University*
4/01 Montreal, PQ La Salla Rossa*
4/02 Toronto, ON El Mocambo*
4/03 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place*
4/04 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop*
4/05 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick*
4/06 Chicago, IL Schubas*
4/08 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon*
4/09 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry*
4/10 Grinnell, IA Grinnell College*
4/11 Omaha, NE The Slowdown*
4/12 Lawrence, KS Jackpot*
4/14 Denver, CO Hi-Dive*
4/15 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge*
4/17 Vancouver, BC Media Club*
4/18 Seattle, WA Neumo's*
4/19 Portland, OR Holocene*
4/26 Salem, OR Wulapalooza

# = w/ Menomena
* = w/ Fleet Foxes
+ = w/ Grand Archives
& = w/ Mahjongg
% = w/ Dr. Dog
$ = w/ Man Man
@ = w/ Matt Pond PA

Blitzen Trapper 2008 Tour EP
01. Silver Moon
02. Going Down
03. Shoulder Full of You
04. Preacher's Sister's Boy
05. Black Rock
06. Big Black Bird

"Live/Acoustic EP" exclusively available on iTunes
01. Wild Mountain Nation (Live on The Current)
02. Shady Grove [Traditional] (Live at Holocene)
03. Silver Moon (Live at Holocene)
04. The Last Thing on My Mind [Traditional]
05. Going Wrong
* * * * * * * * * * * *
VIDEO: Blitzen Trapper:: “Live at The Mercury Lounge” – NY, NY
MP3: Blitzen Trapper:: “Wild Mountain Nation” from Wild Mountain Nation
Blitzen Trapper on MySpace
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