Hard to believe that the band I saw perform on a restaurant patio last year in Austin during SXSW in front of 15 people has now sold over 110,000 copies of it’s debut full length but that’s just what the Silversun Pickups have done. And, along the way, they’ve managed to do the late night talk show circuit (Letterman, Leno, Carson Daly) and open for heavy weights such as Wolfmother and Snow Patrol.
Silversun Pickups will add the Jimmy Kimmel show to their resume when they perform several songs on his show on Tuesday, April 17 before heading off to play the mainstage at Coachella on April 27. From there the band will do a series of headlining shows as well as appearing on a few radio station-sponsored festival dates.
May 4 – Tempe, Ariz. @ The Clubhouse
May 5 – Tucson, Ariz. @ KFMA Radio Show
May 8 – Rochester, N.Y. @ The Club at Water St. Music Hall
May 9 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
May 10 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
May 12 – Washington, D.C. @ DC101 Radio Show
May 13 – Towson, Md. @ Recher Theatre
May 14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Trocadero
May 15 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
June 6 – Boston, Mass. @ WFNX Radio Show
June 29 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Summerfest
Here is a video of SSPU’s Brian Aubert performing a cover of Joy Division’s “Shadowplay”.
Self-promotion plug: Look for my Silversun Pickups cover story in the May issue of Wonka Vision Magazine on newsstands soon.