Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Batusis featuring Sylvain Sylvain and Cheetah Chrome to release EP and embark on UK tour

Punk Rockers of the world unite. If you love the New York Dolls and the legendary punk band the Dead Boys, then this punk rock supergroup is for you!

Smog Veil Records today announced the SXSW debut concert and debut recording by punk rock supergroup “Batusis” featuring the seminal punk icons Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) and Cheetah Chrome (Rocket From The Tombs/Dead Boys).

Batusis will perform their debut SXSW concert in Austin, Texas at 10pm on March 18th at the Prague, followed by Cheapo Music at 5pm on March 19th.

Check out the Batusis at SXSW on March 18th: http://my.sxsw.com/events/event/5678

Batusis, whose name is derived from when Adam West danced a version of the watusi on the Batman TV series, release their self-titled debut EP on collectable 7” inch multi-colored vinyl and digital download on Smog Veil records throughout North America & Europe on May 4th.

“I’ve known Sylvain since 1975,” says Cheetah. “The Dolls were a huge influence on me.” Sylvain adds “We’re just nuts about rock ‘n’ roll. We knew that’s what we’d come up with, no matter what!”
The EP also features Enzo Penizzotto (bass) and Thommy Price (drums) of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

To coincide with the record release, Sylvain and Chrome will undertake a nationwide “Batusis” UK tour in May as follows:

Glasgow ABC2 - May 3
Sheffield O2 Academy2 - May 4
Liverpool O2 Academy2 - May 5
London Islington Academy - May 7
Hatfield Forum, Attic Room - May 8
Oxford Academy2 - May 10
Southampton Joiners - May 11
Bristol O2 Academy2 - May 12
Birmingham O2 Academy2 - May 13

Ticket Hotline:0844 477 2000
Book Online: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/

Southampton Joiners Box Office: 02380 632 601
Southampton Joiners Online Booking: http://www.seetickets.com/

Check out the track from the forthcoming debut EP from www.myspace.com/batusis

Also check out Smog Veil's official website http://www.smogveil.com/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WoW - looking forward to this.