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The Presets – Apocalpso world tour returns to USA and North America

Australian duo The Presets soar to even greater heights after two sold out nationwide tours in the US and a slew of prestigious awards around the world. Once again they’re setting their sights on America and will return for more headlining shows this Spring 2009.

Australian duo The Presets soar to even greater heights after two sold out nationwide tours in the US and a slew of prestigious awards around the world. Once again they’re setting their sights on America and will return for more headlining shows this Spring 2009.

More special announcements in the New Year!

Fri-Mar 27, 09 Tallahassee FL Club Downunder 18+
Sat-Mar 28, 09 Miami FL Ultra Music Festival
Sun-Mar 29, 09 Gainesville FL Common Grounds 18+
Mon-Mar 30, 09 Atlanta GA Masquerade (Hell Stage) All Ages
Tue-Mar 31, 09 Carrboro NC Cats Cradle 18+
Wed-Apr 01, 09 Washington DC 9:30 Club All Ages
Fri-Apr 03, 09 New York NY Webster Hall 18+
Sat-Apr 04, 09 Boston MA Paradise 18+
Sun-Apr 05, 09 Montreal QC Studio Juste Pour Rire 18+
Mon-Apr 06, 09 Toronto ON The Mod Club 19+
Tue-Apr 07, 09 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop All Ages
Wed-Apr 08, 09 Chicago IL Metro 18+
Thu-Apr 09, 09 Kansas City MO The Record Bar 18+
Fri-Apr 10, 09 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 16+
Sat-Apr 11, 09 Murray UT Murray Theater All Ages
Mon-Apr 13, 09 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 19+
Tue-Apr 14, 09 Seattle WA Neumos 21+
Wed-Apr 15, 09 Portland OR Hawthorne Theater All Ages
Thu-Apr 16, 09 San Francisco CA Mezzanine 21+
Mon-Apr 20, 09 Pomona CA The Glass House All Ages

“For only two people, they throw one hell of a hot party” – Metro Pop

“…Anthems for husky straight dudes who aren’t ashamed to dance” – SPIN

“The Presets jump back on the dancefloor and aim for the cosmos with their latest. “Yippyo-yay’ and “My People” will light up the night” – XLR8R

“Presets dont just make electronic dance music… They throw a lot of heavy musical content into the stew, seemingly at times to convey that they’re capable of being “serious” musicians- not that that kills the joy…” – LA WEEKLY

“(The Presets) throw down fists full of bouncing beats… Shiny as silver ink, tracks such as ‘Kicking and Screaming’ and ‘My People’ celebrate diversity and dancing.” – Chicago Free Press

“I’ve seen plenty of concerts in my 36 years on earth – and my 21 years as a music writer – so please forgive my sincere hyperbole here: Last night I may very well have experienced the hottest show of my life.” – Just Out

“The Presets revel in the darker, more cosmic realm of dance music while still having fun and involuntarily getting people in the mood to move. There’s also punk and new wave elements, but just dont call them “indietronica”. – Rolling Stone

“Apocalypse WOW! – a sold-out sea of fist-pumping, the music off of the Presets’ most recent album Apocalypso inspiring dance moves from the most complacent of hipsters.” – Blackbook

“Compelling evidence that their famed live act translates to the recorded medium. The Presets are a beauty.” – MIX MAG

“An electrifying set… The crowd’s frivolous dancing and singalong was no shock in this case: absurdly catchy tracks extracted from the duo’s latest album Apocalypso intensified as well as delighted.” – Big Shot

“…fist pumping, bass throbbing set that coerced the crowd into gleeful, pseudo-violent dancing.” –
The Eagle.

“Apocalypso could thrust The Presets to mainstream success” – The Edge

“Imagine Depeche Mode circa Violator with a twist of Pet Shop Boys’ pop purity” – Anthem

“The Presets lead the wave of Aussie dance music” – AM New York

“Apocalypso is not lacking in singles, led by the lush and gorgeous “this Boy’s In Love”, the shades-of-Devopodium-pounding of “My People” and the rocker “Talk Like That” – Minneapolis Tribune.

“Having created major inroads in their homeland, The Presets are poised to gain similar recognition Stateside and beyond…” AOL Music

“The best sound set-up we’ve ever experienced!” – DC-ist.

“the Presets had a strong outing, with a minimalist drums-and-synth setup providing a big return on party noir.” LA Times.

“Their set wonderfully straddles the line between a traditional rock show and DJ set… the entire venue dashed and jumped around like, well, ravers in a friendly mosh pit.” URB

It’s certainly been quite a year for frontman Julian Hamilton and beats-master Kim Moyes, collectively known as groundbreaking Aussie electro popsmiths The Presets.

Indeed, 2008 has been a raving bounty of accolades and adulation for The Presets, their unstoppable sophomore release Apocalypso (following their critically acclaimed 2006 debut Beams on Modular) has dominated the airwaves, media and dancefloors across the globe since it’s 2008 release. Such achievements were acknowledged at this years prestigious ARIA Awards (Australia’s answer to the Grammys) where they received awards for the following categories (plus 3 ARIA Artisan Awards, including Producer of the Year for Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes, Best Cover Art and Best Video).

Best Cover Art
Jonathan Zawada – The Presets, Apocalypso
(Modular/Universal Music Australia)

Best Video
Kris Moyes – The Presets, My People
(Modular/Universal Music Australia)

Producer of the Year
The Presets (Julian Hamilton & Kim Moyes) – The Presets, Apocalypso
(Modular/Universal Music Australia)

Best Dance Release
The Presets, Apocalypso
(Modular/Universal Music Australia)

Best Group
The Presets, Apocalypso
(Modular/Universal Music Australia)

Album of The Year
The Presets, Apocalypso
(Modular/Universal Music Australia)

The self-produced Apocalypso, which spawned the gritty hit singles My People, This Boy’s in Love and Talk Like That, sealed The Presets as Australia’s premiere electronic act. Not only sweeping the ARIAS this year but also recently capping it all off in the most exemplary fashion imaginable with their winning of the 2008 J Award for Album Of The Year. With this nod, The Presets have joined an impressive list of legends alongside previous winners Wolfmother.

Apocalypso has gone onto to achieve Double Platinum (140,000) sales in their native country and the album continues to go from strength to strength in other territories. Since their last sold out tour with labelmates Cut Copy, they’ve now been catapulted into the US pop spotlight, gaining critical acclaim for both their studio and live performances, endlessly recruiting diehard fans from East, West and even the deep, deep South – Now’s your chance to catch them in the States again, for the lads are set to return on a nationwide headlining tour this Spring (support TBA), so be sure to catch their spectacular live set in a venue near you.

Also, be sure to look out for a special Collectors Deluxe Edition of Apocalypso, due for release in the US and featuring remixes by D.I.M, Lifelike, Jence” Moelle (Digitalism), Dave Spoon, Felix, Optimo and Miami Horror.

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