The Middle East Are Here

The Middle East at MHOW (05/17/10)
The Middle East
Photo: Jon Klemm

Australia’s The Middle East have been in town for the past few days opening for Mumford & Sons, but tonight you can catch them headlining their very own show at The Mercury Lounge w/ Mountain Man. While NYC ends up being the terminus of most major tour routes, The Middle East actually have a bunch more tour dates lined up that will keep them on the road in this continent until mid-June. Though I haven’t really mentioned them here before, I’ve really been digging the Middle East’s mellow EP, Recordings of The Middle East. (For my money, there is a little bit of Queensr├┐che’s “Silent Lucidity” in “The Darkest Side”, but I’m not complaining.)

More Middle East tour dates after the jump.

The Middle East 2010 Tour Dates
May 19 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
May 20 Washington DC 9:30 Club
May 21 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
May 22 Columbus, OH Wexner Theater
May 24 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall Sold Out
May 25 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
May 29 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
May 30 Vancouver, BC 560 Club
May 31 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
Jun 02 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Jun 03 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box
Jun 04 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box
Jun 05 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
Jun 07 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
Jun 09 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Jun 10 Dallas, TX House of Blues – Cambridge Room
Jun 12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Tickets TBA
Jun 25 Manchester, UK Deaf Institute
Jun 26 Dublin, Ireland Sugar Club
Jun 27 Glastonbury, UK Glastonbury Festival
Jun 28 Brighton, UK The Freebutt
Jun 29 Paris, France La Maroquinerie
Jul 01 Koln, Germany Studio 672
Jul 02 Berlin, Germany Comet Club
Jul 04 Belfort, Germany Les Eurockeennes de Belfort
Jul 06 Oslo, Norway Garage
Jul 07 Hultsferd, Sweden Hultsferd Festival
Jul 10 Balado, Scotland T in the Park
Jul 11 Naas, Ireland Punchestown Racecourse
Jul 12 London, UK Somerset House SOLD OUT
Jul 13 London,UK Bush Hall
Jul 15 Tonsberg, Norway Slottsjell Festival
Jul 16 Suffolk,UK Latitude Festival
Jul 17 Dour, Belgium Dour Festival
Jul 18 Nijmegen,Holland Festival de-Affaire
Jul 30 Woodford, Queensland Splendour in the Grass