Watson Twins start tour
Monday, July 7, 2008 – Leigh and Chandra Watson, better known as The Watson Twins, will be touring through North America this summer with co headliner Tim Fite. The tour begins on July9 at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington DC, includes a stop in Milwaukee opening for M.Ward and wraps up in the Kentucky natives adopted home of Los Angeles on July29 at the Echo. The Watson Twins' new record F"ire Songs," came out on Vanguard Records June 24.
Tour dates are:
July9- DC- Rock and Roll Hotel
July10- Brooklyn- Brooklyn Music Hall
July11- NYC- Mercury Lounge
July12- Boston- TT The Bears
July14- Montreal Lambi Concert Hall
July15- Toronto- Lee's Palace
July16- Pontiac MI- Pike Room/At Crofoot
July17- Chicago- Lakeshore Theater
July18- St Paul MN- Turf Club
July19- Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater ( Watson Twins opening for M Ward)
July21- Denver, CO- Hi Dive
July22- Salt Lake City, UT- Urban Lounge
July25- Seattle WA Tractor Tavern
July26- Portland OR- Doug Fir
July28- San Francisco- Bottom of the Hill
July29- Los Angeles- the Echo
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