Whooooa nelly, the Benevento/Russo Duo‘s gearing up for a whirlwind Fall Tour…as someone who has seen four shows already in 2005, this makes me seriously excited for the autumnal equinox:

We will be hitting the road once again, towards the end of the month, launching our second assault on the country in support of Best Reason to Buy the Sun, but this time we will be bringing some friends.

Drums & Tuba will be joining us on the first leg of the tour and indie-dance phenoms, Something for Rockets, will be on the road with us for the second leg of the tour. We are still working out details for Leg 3, but we do know that we will be visiting the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states on our way back home to rest up for a big 2006.

8.26 – Shakedown Festival, St. Helens, OR

8.27 – Camp Bisco, Van Etten, NY

8.31 – Tammany Hall, Worcester, MA

9.01 – Higher Ground, Burlington, VT*

9.02 – The Stone Church, Newmarket, NH**

9.03 – The Stone Church, Newmarket, NH**

9.04 – The Wave, New Paltz, NY**

9.07 – River City Jazz Café, Plains, PA

9.08 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY**

9.09 – Boykin Ball, Acme, PA

9.21 – The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI***

9.22 – The Abbey Pub, Chicago, IL***

9.23 – The Patio, Indianapolis, IN***

9.24 through 9.28 – TBA***

9.29 – Nightlight, Bellingham, WA***

9.30 – The Triple Door, Seattle, WA***

10.1 – Lola’s Room, Portland, OR*** (Early show)

10.1 – Eugene Celebration, Eugene, OR*** (Late show)

10.3 – Kuumbwa, Santa Cruz, CA

10.6 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA***

10.8 – The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA***

10.9 through 10.12 – TBA***

10.13 – Fox Theater, Boulder, CO***

10.14 through 10.15 – TBA

10.28 through 11.19 – Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Tour

*w/ Drums & Tuba and The Low Life
**w/ Drums & Tuba
***w/ Something for Rockets

Also from their newsletter:

Duo Launch MusicToday Ticketing Site
Looking ahead to a busy end of the year and continuing on into 2006, we’ve decided that the time is right to give the fans an opportunity to pick up their tickets without the hefty surcharges that our placed on customers purchasing advance tickets. With that in mind, we have partnered with MusicToday to offer you a chance to pick up advance tickets to most upcoming Duo performances.

Go ahead and bookmark http://beneventorussoduo.tickets.musictoday.com and continue to check back for your opportunity to pick up pre-sale tickets for upcoming shows in your area. The site is up now and tickets are available for many of the fall tour dates listed above.

We Have Stepped into MySpace
We have recently launched a new page through MySpace Music for all of you to get in touch with the band. This is a work in progress, but check out the page for Updates from the Road from everybody’s favorite tour manager, “Bronko”, as well as random messages from Joe and Marco when they have a moment. Head on over to http://www.myspace.com/beneventorussoduocom and send us some love.