!!! (Chk Chk Chk) Set to Rock Rock Rock the Free World | Expanded 2007 Tour Dates

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Now that’s a world tour!!!

Disco-punk groovers, !!! (aka Chk Chk Chk), have expanded their 2007 touring schedule. They are charting a massive worldwide tour playing big cities and summer festivals, including Lollapalooza.

!!! is yet another ‘disco-punk’ style band I’ve been getting into lately (the other? LCD Soundsystem). Their latest studio album, Myth Takes, came out in March on Warp records, and has been getting a ton of play by yours truly (especially during my workouts). In my opinion, this album is much better than their 2004 effort, Louden up Now. It features a tighter sound and some seriously jam-heavy grooves. You can check out a few tracks from Myth Takes at their website, which has definitely gotten a killer makeover since I last visited. They’ve got a nifty little flash player (for which I’d recommend the Talking Heads-style track: “Break in Case of Anything”), and all sorts of crazy moving images that share a similar vibe to the Myth Takes cover art.

Now, after listening to this band on and off for a few months, I can imagine them being incredible in the live setting. This is something I keep reading about the band whenever I see a review, a write-up, etc…(it’s also highlighted in the bio section of their website). So, I am really excited to check them out when they swing through Chicago in May. However, the small bit of live material we’ve heard here at LMB makes us wonder if their sound really translates all that well at their concerts. It’s hard to imagine how they wouldn’t put on an amazing live show, but sometimes you just gotta let your ears decide…

(these tracks are courtesy of Bradley’s Almanac and its coverage of Touch & Go’s 25th Anniversary on 9/8/06)

I really want to blame the poor sound quality of these recordings, but the vocals are pretty rough. I guess I’ll just have to wait to check them out for myself.

Full !!! tourdates after the jump…

!!! – 2007 Tour Dates:

Apr 19 – Debaser Medis Stockholm
Apr 20 – Vulkan Scene Oslo
Apr 21 – Kulturbolaget Malmo
Apr 23 – Maria Berlin
Apr 24 – Atomic Cafe Munchen
Apr 25 – Gedaude 9 Koln
Apr 26 – Amoeba Records Los Angeles, California
Apr 28 – Coachella Festival Indio, California
Apr 29 – Fillmore San Francisco, California
Apr 30 – The Library Sacramento, California
May 1 – McDonald Theatre Eugene, Oregon
May 2 – Someday Lounge Portland, Oregon
May 3 – Neumo’s Seattle, Washington
May 4 – Richards on Richards Vancouver, British Columbia
May 6 – The Starlite Room Edmonton, Alberta
May 7 – Amigo’s Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
May 8 – Pyramid Cabaret Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 9 – Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 10 – Eagles Club (The Rave) Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 11 – Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
May 12 – Showplace Buffalo, New York
May 14 – 9:30 Club Washington, DC
May 15 – Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
May 16 – Bowery Ballroom New York City, New York (SOLD OUT)
May 17 – Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 18 – Les Saints Montreal, Quebec
May 19 – Lee’s Palace Toronto, Ontario
May 21 – Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, Ohio
May 22 – Southgate House Newport, Kentucky
May 23 – Metro Chicago, Illinois
May 24 – Duck Room St. Louis, Missouri
May 25 – Headliner’s Music Hall Louisville, Kentucky
May 26 – Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina
May 28 – Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
May 29 – Satellite Ballroom Charlottesville, Virginia
May 30 – Studio B Brooklyn, New York
Jun 22 – Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury
Jun 23 – Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury
Jul 1 – Werchter Festival Brussels
Jul 1 – Eurokeenes Festival Belfort
Jul 3 – Doornsjoose Nijmegen
Jul 4 – 5 Days Off Festival Amsterdam
Jul 6 – Rock Dans Tout Ses Etats Evreux
Jul 7 – Solidays Paris
Jul 12 – tba Lisboa
Jul 13 – Summercase Festival Madrid
Jul 14 – Summercase Festival Barcelona
Jul 18 – Arezzo Wave Firenze
Jul 20 – Nef Garden Party Angouleme
Jul 21 – Benicassim Festival Valencia
Jul 24 – Paleo Nyon
Jul 28 – Fuji Rock Festival Naeba
Aug 5 – Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois
Aug 9 – Pully For Noise Festival Lausanne
Aug 11 – Summer Sundae Leicester
Aug 13 – Sziget Festival Budapest
Aug 14 – Punkt Warszawa
Aug 16 – Frequency Festival Salzburg
Aug 18 – Flow Festival Helsinki
Aug 21 – Noorderzan Groningen
Aug 25 – Reading/Leeds Festival Reading
Aug 26 – Reading/Leeds Festival Leeds
Aug 31 – Electric Picnic Dublin

I’ll say it again: now that’s a world tour!!!