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Purity Ring spring 2013 tour dates

Purity Ring tour dates 2013

Purity Ring at Electric Owl, Sept 7 2011. Robyn Hanson photo

Purity Ring tour dates 2013

Purity Ring has announced its third North American tour in support of its Last Gang Records debut Shrines. The tour includes an April 25 show in Vancouver at the Vogue, marking a move to a larger venue. Purity Ring have also played the Electric Owl and Venue in Vancouver.

For the tour, Blue Hawaii – featuring members of Braids – will open.

The Halifax/Montreal-based duo is comprised of sampler Corin Roddick and vocalist Megan James.

On their recent sold-out January 2013 tour, Roddick and James included a cover of Soulja Boy and Ester Dean’s “Grammy”.  In a concert review, the New York Times stated “[“Grammy”] proved Ms. James can belt a straightforward pop chorus.”  Upon wrapping up the tour two weeks ago, the band recorded the cover.


Today (Feb 11 2013) also marks the relaunch of the Purity Ring website.

“[Purity Ring] create a pointillist synth wonderland, stretch and mangle Megan James’ clear pure voice, and rig samplers and lights together in a way that’s visually bewitching” – New York Magazine

Purity Ring tour dates 2013:

4/2 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual Nightclub
4/3 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
4/4 – Millvale, PA – Smalls
4/5 – Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College
4/6 – St. Louis, MO – Plush
4/7 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
4/8 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
4/10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
4/11 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
4/12 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/15 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent (SOLD OUT)
4/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent (SOLD OUT)
4/17 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
4/19 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/23 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
4/24 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
4/25 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue
4/27 – Calgary, AB – Republik
4/28 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Ballroom
4/30 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
5/1 – Winnipeg, MB – WECC
5/2 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave.
5/3 – Chicago, IL – Metro
5/4 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom

Blue Hawaii opens all shows aside from Coachella.

Tickets on sale Friday, Feb. 15th.

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