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Dirty Three Release New Album, Plan Mega-Tour

Catherine Lewis reports:
Everyone's favorite Australians, The Dirty Three, are releasing a new album entitled She Has No Strings Apollo via Touch and Go on February 18th. It was recorded at Les Instants Chavires in Paris, and at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne, Australia. For the uninformed, the Dirty Three are an instrumental trio ("three" for trio: violinist Warren Ellis, guitarist Mick Turner, and drummer Jim White), and if you have to ask what the "dirty" is for, then you clearly haven't seen Warren when he's ripped to the tits. In addition to their usual instruments, She Has No Strings Apollo sees Turner on organ and bass, and Ellis on piano. Tracklist:
01 Alice Wading
02 She Has No Strings
03 Long Way To Go With No Punch
04 No Stranger Than That
05 Sister Let Them Try And Follow
06 She Lifted The Net
07 Rude (And Then Some Slight Return)

Pitchfork readers "down under" will be pleased to note that the Dirty Three have just announced an Australian tour for the first part of March-- not to mention Mick Turner's art opening which will take place at Mario's Cafe in Fitzroy from February 4-24. And for North American fans who've been holding their collective breath while reading this article: Yes, The Dirty Three will be-- for the first time in over two years-- embarking on an extensive tour of the U.S. and Canada in March and April. They'll be joined by Zak Sally of Low on bass. UK fans: You will not be forgotten, either-- the guys will be heading your way in May. Dates (more U.S. shows to be confirmed later):

02-27 Adelaide, Australia - Governor Hindmarsh
02-28 Perth, Australia - Kings Park - Sunset Cinema Live
03-02 Dunsborough, Australia - Wise Winery-Sunset Down South
03-05 Brisbane, Australia - Tivoli
03-06 Sydney, Australia - Metro Theatre (w/Black Heart Procession)
03-07 Sydney, Australia - Metro Theatre (w/Black Heart Procession)
03-08 Melbourne, Australia - Forum (w/Black Heart Procession)
03-09 Melbourne, Australia - Forum (w/Black Heart Procession)
04-03 Champaign, IL - High Dive
04-04 Chicago, IL - Metro
04-05 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
04-06 Toronto, ONT - Lee's Palace
04-08 Montreal, QUE - Cabaret Music Hall
04-09 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
04-12 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
04-25 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
04-26 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
04-29 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
05-01 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
05-02 Seattle, WA - Showbox
05-11 Brighton, England - Gardners Art Centre
05-12 London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
05-14 Leicester, England - Phoenix Art Centre
05-15 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
05-16 Glasgow, Scotland - King Tuts Wah Hut

.: Pitchfork Review: Dirty Three: Whatever You Love You Are
.: Pitchfork Review: Low and Dirty Three: In the Fishtank EP
.: Pitchfork News: Shannon Wright, Pinetop Seven, Mick Turner, Smog, Tara Jane O'Neil Hook Up for Swingin' Supertour
.: Dirty Three:
.: Originally published: 12 February 2003
.: Items mentioned above on Whatever You Love, You Are (Dirty Three, 2000); In the Fishtank (Low/Dirty Three, 2001); Moth (Mick Turner, 2002); She Has No Strings Apollo (Dirty Three, 2003).