Cymbals Eat Guitars Played Siren, Touring w/ The Thermals

Cymbals Eat Guitars at Siren Festival (07/17/10)
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Photo: Jon Klemm

The backstage area was quite comfortable upon our arrival, with cabana-like dressing rooms for each artist. Joe, Matt, and Brian were excited to try to catch up with previous tour-mates the Pains of Being Pure At Heart, who were playing the main stage. I hadn’t joined the band yet at the time of that tour, but the guys speak of the Pains fondly. We also had hopes of hanging with almost-friends-in-real-life Twitter-pals Surfer Blood, who we met for a jovial few minutes at SXSW, but to no avail. Someday. The heat was ON. We were zapped as soon as we settled in. It was 100 degrees in the shade for most of the day, and there was nothing to do but sweat and try to acclimate. We took out and re-strung our guitars so they could mellow in the heat as well. We were lead around to do a bunch of promo, but to be honest, it is kind of a haze, and we hadn’t even dipped into the dream vodka. Sorry if we sweat on you.

That we didn’t play until 6:30 was a blessing. The sun was going down and it had cooled off significantly. We had planned to test out a lot of new material in our set, and we felt much better doing so knowing that the crowd wouldn’t be melting so badly. We debuted a brand new song called “Gary Condit” that will be on our next record and were quite pleased at the response. We’re not really a “chill vibes” band, but I would go so far as to say that we enjoyed some during our set. That is, until a mosh pit broke out during “…And The Hazy Sea” the likes of which I haven’t seen since the DJ dropped “Bulls On Parade” at my 6th grade dance. What fun! It was one of those “over in the blink of an eye” sets we wish we could re-live again and again. [Matthew Whipple of CEG as told to TheAlternateSide.org]

Cymbals Eat Guitars play a couple of Lollapalooza related dates in August before heading out on a month long European trek. They’ll be back in the US in September when they will be supporting the The Thermals on their fall tour. The two bands are set to play Irving Plaza on Oct 13, 2010, tickets for that show go on sale Aug 30, 2010 (Buy Tickets).

More photos of Cymbals Eat Guitars from Siren Festival and 2010 tour dates after the jump.

Cymbals Eat Guitars 2010 Tour Dates
Aug 05 2010 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL
Aug 06 2010 Grant Park – Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
Aug 12 2010 Mirrortent – Haldern Pop Festival Kleve, DE
Aug 13 2010 Slottsskogen City Park – Way Out West Festival Gothenburg, SE
Aug 14 2010 Oya Festival-Middelalderparken Oslo, NORWAY
Aug 15 2010 Lades Kaelder Copenhagen, DENMARK
Aug 16 2010 Train Aarhus, DENMARK
Aug 20 2010 Lowlands Festival Biddinghuezen – Holland, NETHERLANDS
Aug 21 2010 Kempische Steenweg – Pukkelpop Hasselt, BELGIUM
Sep 03 2010 Electric Picnic Co Laois, Stradbally, IRELAND
Sep 06 2010 Deaf Institute Manchester, UK
Sep 07 2010 Borderline London, UK
Sep 08 2010 The Fleece Bristol, Bristol, UK
Sep 09 2010 Freebut, Brighton London and UK
Sep 10 2010 End Of The Road Festival – End Of The Road Festival Dorset, South, UK
Sep 30 2010 Triple Rock Social Club W/ The Thermals Minneapolis, MN
Oct 01 2010 The Mill W/ The Thermals Iowa City, IA
Oct 02 2010 Annex W / The Thermals Madison, WI
Oct 04 2010 Rhino’s W / The Thermals Bloomington, IN
Oct 06 2010 Magic Stick W/ The Thermals Detroit, MI
Oct 07 2010 Northside Tavern W/ The Thermals Cincinnati, OH
Oct 08 2010 Beachland Ballroom W/ The Thermals Cleveland, OH
Oct 09 2010 Lee’s Palace W/ The Thermals Toronto, ON
Oct 10 2010 Castaways W/the Thermals Ithaca, NY
Oct 12 2010 First Unitarian Church W/ The Thermals Philadelphia, PA
Oct 13 2010 Irving Plaza W/ The Thermals New York, NY
Oct 14 2010 Paradise Rock Club W/ The Thermals Boston, MA
Oct 15 2010 Black Cat W/ The Thermals Washington, DC
Oct 17 2010 Village Tavern W/the Thermals Mt Pleasant, SC
Oct 19 2010 40 Watt W/ The Thermals Athens, GA
Oct 20 2010 EXIT/IN W/ The Thermals Nashville, TN
Oct 21 2010 Bottle Tree W/ the Thermals Birmingham, AL
Oct 22 2010 One Eyed Jacks W/ The Termals New Orleans, LA
Oct 23 2010 Red 7 W/ The Thermals Austin, TX
Oct 24 2010 Granada Theater W/ The Thermals Dallas, TX

Cymbals Eat Guitars at Siren by Jon Klemm
Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

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