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GIRL TALK ANNOUNCES GIGANTIC 2011 TOUR!

GIRL TALK ANNOUNCES GIGANTIC 2011 TOUR!

Almost 300 shows under his belt, and hardly a full week off, since Feed The Animals was released in June 2008 and Girl Talk (aka Gregg Gillis) is primed to announce another 40-city tour, all set to take place in 2011 before March is even over! Whether it be performing at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, throwing the biggest house party New Year’s Eve (or anyone) has ever seen, setting off fireworks to end shows in Houston or San Francisco, or balloon drops in Chicago, New York and beyond, celebrating election night in Milwaukee, playing to colleges of all sizes, christening Pittsburgh’s new Stage AE venue, or stealing the show at festivals across the globe, Gillis has proved he works (and sweats) his ass off, and knows how to give people an exceptionally awesome time. Now, with this forthcoming tour on the horizon, he’s ready to multiply the fun with a whole new slew of ideas, and start 2011 off right! Don’t you want to join him£

News of Girl Talk’s imminent album is still to come!

“Gillis’ only real concern seems to be how to make his bombast that much more. Girl Talk shows are already chock-full of arena-ready thrill — 140-BPM throbbing, balloon drops, hype men and women of sorts blowing rolls of toilet paper on rigged leaf blowers, allowing dozens of audience members onstage to dance for the duration of the show, with no boundary separating a performing Gillis from the intoxicated co-eds and superfans who just wanna hump a leg and take some iPhone footage. . . Now, as Girl Talk seemingly enters the early apex of mega-success, Gillis is trying to find ways to bring his shows — with their audiences in the thousands — ‘to be more of a basement feel despite the size of audience, to find new ways to interact with them. I want a big production but an intimate show.’” – Jessica Hopper, Nashville Scene

Catch Girl Talk on tour:
Fri. 11/12/10 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Fri. 11/19/10 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Hot Festival
Sat. 11/20/10 – Sao Paulo, Brasil @ Planeta Terra Festival
Fri. 12/3/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sat. 12/4/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Wed. 01/05/11 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Thu. 01/06/11 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavillion
Fri. 01/07/11 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
Sat. 01/08/11 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Mon. 01/10/11 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Thu. 01/13/11 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Fri. 01/14/11 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
Sat. 01/15/11 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium
Mon. 01/17/11 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Tue. 01/18/11 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Thu. 01/20/11 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
Fri. 01/21/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Sat. 01/22/11 – Charleston, SC @ Gaillard Municipal Auditorium
Mon. 01/24/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
Tue. 01/25/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Thu. 01/27/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Disco Rodeo
Fri. 01/28/11 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
Sat. 01/29/11 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Mon. 01/31/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head
Tue. 02/01/11 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
Fri. 02/04/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sat. 02/05/11 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
Thu. 02/24/11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Fri. 02/25/11 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
Sat. 02/26/11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Mon. 02/28/11 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
Mon. 03/01/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Thu. 03/03/11 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
Fri. 03/04/11 – Chicago, IL @ Congress
Mon. 03/07/11 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum
Tue. 03/08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Fri. 03/11/11 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Mon. 03/14/11 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
Tue. 03/15/11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Thu. 03/17/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
Fri. 03/18/11 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Sat. 03/19/11 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
Mon. 03/21/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
Tue. 03/22/10 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Wed. 03/23/10 – Tempe, AX @ Marquee

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“Mr. Gillis aims to please. His music is a collage of hits, recent and old, that are instantly recognizable to just about everyone in the crowd. Each one — from Jay-Z to Styx to the Ramones to Missy Elliott to Nirvana — draws a cheer within a few notes. Mr. Gillis samples the songs’ obvious hooks. He isn’t a hipster showing off how deeply he’s dug into his collection; he’s a fellow fan, reactivating remembered pop pleasures.” — Jon Pareles, The New York Times
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“At the end of the show, as the Journey loop played and Birdman rapped Okay, we’re popping champagne / Like we won a championship game, thousands of multicolored balloons tumbled down from the ceiling, a wash of color. By this point Gillis had lost his sweatshirt, his pants, his shorts, his T-shirt, his headband, his socks, and his shoes. He was barefoot, in boxers, still leaning over the laptop, firing off a few last samples. And then, with nothing left to lose, he ran to the edge of the stage and launched himself into the crowd.” – Paul Tough, GQ
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“In one of the most hyped-up Pittsburgh shows in the past few years, Girl Talk, or Gregg Gillis and his laptop, incited such mass hysteria in the capacity crowd he came off much like his music — a whole bunch of pop stars rolled into one.” – Justin Jacobs, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
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“Employing clever mash-ups — Jay-Z meeting Radiohead and Daft Punk poured into ‘Whoomp! There It Is’ — and a bevy of balloon-waving dancers, Gillis had thousands of hands in the air, which proved a boon when he launched crowdward in an inflatable raft at set’s end.” – David Sprague, Billboard
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“the real party that afternoon was the frenetic, confetti covered antics of Pittsburgh’s Girl Talk. . . Software and technique aside, seeing tens of thousands of people go absolutely bananas for his John Oswald inspired mashups and watching him ride an inflatable boat over the heads of ecstatic fans was mind-blowing.” – Zacharay Mastoon, PAPER
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“Sophistication is not what GT is peddling. With smoke billowing from the fake bonfire under his mixing table, the laptop popster shimmied and twiddled as the audience was showered with streamers, confetti, beach balls and large, inflated plastic pillows. Finally, he removed most of his clothes and dived for a bit of crowd-surfing. Such antics are why Girl Talk is one of the rare computer-based sound experiments that’s more compelling in the flesh than on an MP3.” – Mark Jenkins, Washington Post
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“He’s a rock star whose instrument just happens to be a laptop . . .” – James Reed, Boston Globe
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“Perched behind a table, the ex-biochemist stayed in perpetual motion. Placing one hand on a computer mouse and leaving the rest of his body free, he jogged and jumped like an over-caffeinated athlete on a treadmill. And while Gillis never ventured into the audience, dozens of dancers joined him onstage. Few kept up with his exhausting pace. Outside of pausing to count down the seconds that led into 2010, Gillis, who began the show wearing a hoodie but finished shirtless, didn’t let up.” – Bob Gendron, Chicago Tribune
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“Girl Talk’s curtain fell at one end of Turner Hall just as the president-elect took the stage on TV at the other. The climax of Journey’s ‘Faithfully’ mashed up two exuberant audiences into an epic rapture that would have had even the staunchest McCain supporter tingling like Chris Matthews—transcendent pop scoring living history, Girl Talk heralding morning in America.” – Joey Taylor, The A.V. Club Milwaukee

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