We kinda want to say we told you so.
From March of 2010: “I go on these tears when I hear a new track that I’m totally into—I play it over and over and over and over again as if to brainwash myself so I can walk around singing the thing. Or inhabiting it. So far I’ve played this KITTEN track 16 times. And I first heard it about 3PM yesterday.
Oh—and KITTEN’S lead singer, Chloe Chaidez is, uh—15. And a star.”
Since 2010′s off the cuff prediction, KITTEN has taken over the site for a week, we’ve covered the band live numerous times, we’ve given away tickets, we’ve given away vinyl, they’ve had our Single of the Week, and we even went on a little record store shopping trip together last October.
So, we’re pretty proud that our hunch has been proven accurate as KITTEN is still making some seriously fine music which lands on store shelves today in the form of the band’s self-titled debut release AND their first ever headline tour kicks off in a matter of days—and we have the exclusive opportunity for three of you reading this to win tickets to see Chloe and Co. on any date of the tour in any city—AND the debut record on vinyl! The headline tour is as follows:
KITTEN HEADLINE TOUR:
July 1 – Detroit , MI – Shelter
July 2 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
July 4 – Toronto, ON – Wrongbar
July 5 – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
July 7 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
July 8 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
July 9 – Philadelphia, PA – District N9ne
July 10 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
July 11 – Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade
July 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell Stage
July 14 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues Bronze Peacock
July 15 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Jr Bar-B-Q
July 16 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
July 19 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 21 – Boise, ID – Club Rev
July 22 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
July 24 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
July 25 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
While you’re contemplating those dates and where you’d like to check out the band live, we sent photographer Julia Lofstrand to the El Rey Theatre last Saturday night for the album release show for a taste of what’s to come on the road—and if these shots are any indication, it’s safe to say we’re looking forward to it. Big time.
Enter to win a pair of tickets for ANY CITY and ANY DATE listed above on KITTEN’S first ever headlining tour AND a vinyl copy of the band’s full length debut LP by telling us in the comments below why YOU deserve to win—as the band’s biggest fan, of course.
We’ll choose THREE winners—for both the pair of tickets and the record each—on Monday, June 30!