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Kristin Kontrol Announces Headline Tour in Support of Debut Album, X-Communicate, Set for Release on May 27 on Sub Pop Records‏

Kristin Kontrol will kick off an East Coast tour on June 15 at BSP in Kingston, NY. After the short headline run, which will wrap up on June 22 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY, she’ll be opening for Garbage. The band’s summer tour kicks off on July 22 in Minneapolis and includes concerts at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (July 20) and SummerStage in NYC’s Central Park (August 1). See below for itinerary. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Pitchfork is now streaming X-Communicate, Kristin Kontrol’s debut album, in its entirety HERE. Fans who pre-order the album, which is set for release on May 27 via Sub Pop Records, will instantly receive two tracks: “X-Communicate” and “Show Me.”

Kristin Kontrol is the new project from Kristin Welchez – fka Dee Dee, leader of internationally acclaimed rock outfit Dum Dum Girls. Dum Dum Girls was Kristin’s guise for the best part of a decade. After posting her bedroom recordings online, she caught the ears of Sub Pop, assembled a group of badass, black-clad cadets and toured the world. Over the course of three albums, four EPs and numerous singles, Dum Dum Girls morphed from the girl group-gone-bad moves of debut album I Will Be (2010), to the comparatively plush noir-pop of 2014’s Too True.

Kristin talks about her early influences and the “scary but totally liberating” transition from the Dum Dum Girls to her new project in this Instagram blog feature. Other recent features on Kristin include Interview and Paste Magazine. You can check out her playlist of sadder-than-the-album-versions for The Guardian HERE and view Kristin performing “Pop Life” in the studio with Neon Indian and Friends in this video.

Kristin Kontrol – North American Tour Dates

Headline shows

6/15 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston

6/16 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace

6/17 – Boston, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs)

6/18 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

6/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

Supporting Garbage

7/7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre

7/8 – Omaha, NE @ SumTur Amphitheatre

7/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre

7/12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

7/13 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater – Z104.5 The Edge 21st Birthday Bash

7/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room

7/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

7/19 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill and Mine

7/20 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

7/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle

7/23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

7/25 – Richmond, VA @ The National

7/27 – Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

7/28 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

7/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

7/31 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!

8/1 – New York, NY @ SummerStage

8/3 – Washington, DC @ The Lincoln Theater

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