Monday, 15 July 2013

Generationals head to Europe

NEW Orleans duo Generationals are heading to Europe on tour in support of their latest album Heza.

They play dates in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, the Netherlands and Belgium before heading to the UK on August 4th.

In the UK they will play:
04-Aug – The Hope, Brighton
05-Aug – The Lexington, London
06-Aug – The Cookie Jar, Leicester
07-Aug – Broadcast, Glasgow
08-Aug – Castle Hotel, Manchester
10-Aug – The Workman’s Club, Dublin, Ireland
11-Aug – Pine Lodge, Myrtleville, Ireland
11-Aug – The Pavillion, Cork, Ireland
13-Aug – Bourkes, Limerick, Ireland

The duo - Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer - struck up a friendship as high school freshmen in New Orleans. While attending Louisiana State in Baton Rouge, the two formed The Eames Era with three classmates in 2003. 

The dissolution of that group in 2007 led to a return to New Orleans where Joyner and Widmer started writing songs as Generationals. Baton Rouge-native and Eames Era producer Daniel Black (The Oranges Band) invited them to record their debut LP, Con Law, at his Washington, DC studio, Bent Black in 2008, where incessant coverage of the presidential campaign between Barack Obama and John McCain, and the issues dividing the candidates' viewpoints, gave rise to the band's name.

Con Law was released in 2009, followed up with 2010 EP Trust and then 2011 full-length Actor-Caster. Heza was recorded in phases at Jim Eno's Public Hifi in Austin, Texas, producer Daniel Black's Bent Black studio in DC, and the band's hometown of New Orleans. 

Have a listen to Put A Light On below and visit www.generationals.com for more information.

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