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Devils, Canaries, & Pirates (European Tour Announcement)

May 7, 2011

Hey Everyone (Anyone?),

Apparently we’re going to Europe (at the very least, we’ve got tickets).  We’ll be at the Theatre of Dreams on July 2nd, Carrow Road on the 4th (congratulations to the Canaries on their promotion), here on the 7th, and Millerntor sometime later (I don’t want to talk about it).  I finally get to go to Bruges (I am obsessed with Northern Renaissance art… nerd).  We may actually play some shows as well, if forced.

Goodtime Boys will be joining us from the UK for the entire time, and Glasses will be meeting up with us halfway through.  We’ll be visiting some combination of the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Czech, Sweden, Belgium, and Holland, with (insert your country here) as a possible option as well (as in send us an email if you’ve got an idea for a date that’s currently unbooked:

Confirmed thus far are the following (all shows with Goodtime Boys):

01.07.11 – London, UK – The Purple Turtle
02.07.11 – Manchester, UK – Star & Garter
03.07.11 – Cambridge, UK – TBA
04.07.11 – Norwich, UK – Bedford’s Crypt
05.07.11 – Off
06.07.11 – Caen, France – Bar Laplace
07.07.11 – Paris, France – Au Cafe de Paris
08.07.11 – Bremen, Germany – G18
09.07.11 – Stockholm, Sweden – Kafe Kupan
10.07.11 – Lund, Sweden – TBA
11.07.11 – Kiel, Germany – Schaubude
12.07.11 – Timisoara, Romania – Atelier D.I.Y.
13.07.11 – Vienna, Austria – Shelter
14.07.11 – München, Germany – Sunny Red (w/ Glasses)
15.07.11 – Stuttgart, Germany – Juha West (w/ Glasses)
16.07.11 – Off
17.07.11 – Nürnberg, Germany – Zentralcafe Künstlerhaus (w/ Glasses)
18.07.11 – Muelheim a.d Ruhr, Germany – AZ Muelheim (w/ Glasses)
19.07.11 – Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang (w/ Glasses & Black Breath)
20.07.11 – Hannover, Germany – Bei Chez Heinz (w/ Glasses)
21.07.11 – Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia (w/ Glasses, La Dispute, Touche Amore, Death Is Not Glamorous)
22.07.11 – Leipzig, Germany – Liwi (w/ Glasses)
23.07.11 – Rokycany, Czech – Fluff Fest

A note on merch and music: we’re down to the dregs of the dregs as far as records and clothing options go.  We’ll be printing merch in Europe for tour, and will restock the webstore after that, but could likely run out of vinyl before Fluff Fest.  Just a heads up in case you’re biding time… it’s likely that we won’t repress either record.  We have CD’s and downloads are always available, but that’s the deal with records.  The shirts/crewnecks currently available are nearly gone, so if you’re married to any of those designs, snatch them now or roll the dice on future iterations.

More updates to come as we figure out the rest of our Europe plans, but we just wanted to have some sort of notice up here.  Thanks as always for the support, and we’re excited to see you funnytalkers in July!



31 Comments leave one →
  1. jenna permalink
    May 7, 2011 4:24 pm

    any california shows before you kick off your tour?

    • May 7, 2011 11:00 pm

      Alas, no. We will try and set something up in August or September though.

  2. sofia. permalink
    May 7, 2011 8:34 pm

    best news.can’t wait to see you guys.

    • May 9, 2011 9:52 pm

      Come say hello, engaging is some conversation, and point out how backwards thinking we are!

  3. Winklenut permalink
    May 9, 2011 9:10 am

    Very good news on a Monday morning. Oh, and it’s you lot who are the funny talkers!! 😉

  4. vadim permalink
    May 9, 2011 6:34 pm

    Any chance of seeing you guys play Russia? Would be fantastic, come visit St. Petersburg!!!

    • May 9, 2011 9:51 pm


      We truly tried to play Russia, but the costs were too high to get us there and back to western lands without things like an arm and a leg haing to be sacrificed. We would, however, enjoy very much going to Mother Russia. Hopefully we’ll have, at some point, the opportunity to do it!

      al / et al DANGERS

  5. vadim permalink
    May 9, 2011 10:53 pm

    A bloomin’ shame. Well, if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you. See you around Europe 😉

  6. May 11, 2011 5:38 am

    Any chance of the new shirt designs getting printed on something BESIDES Gildan shirts? Every band uses those shirts but they feel like you’re wearing a car cover if you are an XL.. have fun and be safe on that tour.

    • May 13, 2011 1:58 am

      We won’t be printing any more merch in the US until we’re back in August, but I will keep that in mind. Dangers, making your dreams come true.


  7. Holly (aka Just a minor threat zine) permalink
    May 12, 2011 2:49 pm

    Lovely. Very much looking forward to the London and Norwich shows. The venue for the Norwich show has changed though because The Marquee has sadly closed down.

    • May 13, 2011 1:57 am

      Sad indeed, know where the new show is? We don’t! As it is, I’m just excited to try and manage all my free time at Book Hive, Frank’s, and the Library. Have to make it to the Utopia building as well… I have a Norwich obsession and am thrilled to finally go. See you there.


  8. Holly (aka Just a minor threat zine) permalink
    May 13, 2011 6:21 am

    I found out last night that the Norwich show is now going to be at The Crypt in Bedford. Never been to Bedford before so I don’t know what it’s like. That’s crazy you know so much about Norwich already haha. The Book Hive is lovely. I have friends who live in Norwich so every time me and my boyfriend make a lil’ train trip up there to visit them, I buy some form of literature nearly every time. I don’t think Bedford is too far from Norwich so you may still get to see these places. There’s also a cool toy shop if you’re into comic book toys and Star Wars.

  9. Holly (aka Just a minor threat zine) permalink
    May 13, 2011 6:32 am

    RIGHT, I got my wires mixed up because someone I know told me the show’s in Bedford but it’s not. It’s still in Norwich! At the Bedford Crypt. Haha. So you can still hang out at the Book Hive. Awesome.

  10. Katie permalink
    May 17, 2011 6:07 pm


    • Al permalink*
      May 26, 2011 4:03 am

      All caps? Also, the apostrophication of “fuck’s” is always an interesting one, isn’t it?


  11. May 22, 2011 6:27 am

    I may be able to hook up a Leeds date i just dont know how many people would come!

  12. Pete permalink
    May 23, 2011 7:37 pm

    Boys let me know if you want to do a show in Southampton on the 3rd?! (Tim has an email awaiting him, it’s not filth……)

  13. fernando permalink
    May 25, 2011 10:14 am

    Can’t wait to see you guys at the Fluff Fest!

  14. David permalink
    May 26, 2011 1:49 am

    I’ve been wasting my weekends working on a fucking shop in order to see you in Czech Republic, so I hope no fucking ash-hole vulcano is gonna ruin it.

    Take care and don’t get mad about the match next Saturday, you know Manchester United has no chance against Barça 😉

    Un abrazo!

    • May 27, 2011 4:27 am

      Yes, Spain’s Olympic Diving team is the rightful favorite going into the final. Yes, the triangles are pretty and Messi has beautiful YouTube footage (whether against actual teams like Real Madrid or world beaters like Getafe and Almeria), but… Utd. has played scary good for a team that is the weakest on paper that it’s been in a decade. This has made for a TEAM that I think is far more dangerous that it was in the 2009 final (in which due to Barcelona’s strong form in the second half, people often forget (or didn’t watch) when Utd. dominated early. Also, unless they take a risk and play Abidal for a large chunk, they are very susceptible in the back. Utd. will be patient at Wembley, and if the ballerinas don’t score early, I see them getting frustrated and turning their attention to the ref, like against Real Madrid pt. III. Speaking of: I just want a better game, which Utd. will do their part in delivering. El Classico III reminded me why I only watch four Liga games a year and it’s about three too many. Also, lest we forget… Barca play how many big matches per year? It’s not nearly as difficult to pick sides and manage club form in Spain due to the weak competition your side often face. People like to talk about Barca being one of the strongest sides in history (they’re not, but they’re the best right now) because it makes good headlines and they play pretty possession football, but take away RVP’s obscene sending off (which would have made the nasty and ridiculous El Classico III moot), the debacle against Chelsea a few years ago, and the refusal of Mourinho to attack and you’ve got a team who’s out in the second round and minus a significant amount of silverware.

      Anyhow, should be a good game, let’s hope the diving (Nani included) is minimal and the players can determine the actual outcome. Barca are the rightful favorites but bet against SAF? VDS in his final game? A strong English side against a team that can’t defend in the air? At Wembley? Not smart.

      • David permalink
        May 27, 2011 11:25 am

        Hey hey hey, my post was not such serious 🙂

        I know ManU has one hell of a team, in fact I believe they are better than in 2009 despite of the loss of C. Ronaldo (talking about diving masters hehe). I’m not such confident for the game, it’s like what happened in 2009 were ManU was favourite before the match, this time is the oppossite but the chances I’m my opinion are very close to 50-50.

        Barça lost Samuel Eto’o, who was the X factor in both finals Barcelona won, Villa is a great striker but easier to defend as he is not such a fast ass. Also take in mind that Barcelona is not playing such good recently, they are pretty far under the level they played between November and February and it’s not far from logic since most of them (the ones who won the World Cup) couldn’t get a nice break to recover since summer of 2009.

        Talking about diving, I know is a shame for football. I really feel embarassed to see assholes like Busquets play for Barça, but is not better to see a maniac butcher like Pepe playing for Madrid or that “Chuck Norris facebook fan” called Nigel De Jong. I don’t know if its such a coincidence to see to many players get sent off against Barça/Spain, but when you run behind the ball for almost 90 mins you get more tired and its easier to loose control, specially if you are that kind of player I told before.

        I’m sorry it the “clasico” matches dissapointed you, believe me or not, almost everybody here had the same feeling about it. The only match that deserved attention was the final of the “Kings Cup”. This has nothing to do with those matches, but Spanish Liga dropped a lot of level in the last years since Barça and R.Madrid get about 50% of the money that comes from TV and the other 18 teams 50%, that ruined the competition and thats the key of why EPL is so balanced and nice to watch and the Liga is just a 2 team party. Take a look of this graphic.

        And thats all, good luck for tomorrow, my wish for a nice football match.

  15. May 28, 2011 9:06 am

    Just a few things.

    a) I’m consistently surprised the amount of leeway L. Diarra got in the four classicos
    b) Obviously too much diving, but I don’t think the better team lost
    c) I think glossing over the skill it takes to control the ball/tempo as well as Barcelona does is a pity…I’d rather watch a 0-1 loss and have my team play like Barcelona than to watch technical know-how/gameplan/athleticism/tactics win it for my team
    d) I find whatever diving Pedro+Busquets performed far less annoying and/or reprehensible than nearly quitting on your team because you were “advised” to or because you felt “slighted”
    e) Rooney’s bike did, though, make up for most of that hogwash
    f) Chicharito is still impossible to root against
    g) Cheers to the Eto’o X-factor comment…Barca still lack a timeless goalscorer
    h) Grave disappointment if this thing gets settled on set plays
    i) I’m most interested in which pair of centerbacks is more susceptible…I think Pujol and Ferdinand are equally two-left-feet-ed, and I give the slight edge to Vidic over Pique
    j) Barcelona get further appreciation for having so much of their team been brought up through the youth teams…it’s refreshing to see more than half of a team a product of its teachings rather than bought from faraway lands

    Also: La Liga is poor, but not the bottom shelf in Europe. Atletico has ridiculous talent (unless it all gets sold this summer). Valencia has a great development team as well. Bilbao is obviously a team to route for. Sevilla would be top ten in EPL. The money should be more equally shared, but I think some of the middle-of-the-road teams are more dangerous than you might think. If nothing else, at least it’s not the Serie A.

    2 cents.

    • May 28, 2011 5:47 pm

      Shortened response due to kickoff being in an hour:

      As to “c)” Arsene Wenger agrees with you, look where it got him this year.

      Like you said, Atl. Madrid is losing everyone, gap next year will be even bigger than it was this year b/c Mourinho has full power now and no one in the league tries to play with Barca.

      Rooney’s obviously a shithead, as are most professional athletes, but he’s my shithead, and he’s becoming a true #10, which makes Utd. far more fun to watch.

      De Gea is signed, next is Nasri or (fingers crossed) Modric… nasty stuff.

      Prediction: 3-1 Barca… actual outcome: 2-1 Utd.

      Let it please be a good game after all this buildup…


    • Fernando permalink
      May 28, 2011 6:49 pm

      We should organize a football game at the Fluff, there is a lott of grass where we can play!

      PS: Valencia CF FTW! Amunt Valencia!

  16. David permalink
    May 29, 2011 2:40 am

    Messi, isn’t it?

    The match deserved to be a final. Barça moved the ball like they’ve been doing 4 months ago and that caught everyone in surprise, the 2 weeks they had to prepare the match and take a rest may be key in such an amazing performance.

    By the way, I agree with the guy over me… so perhaps you can have a little vendetta in the czech prairies, huh? 😉


    • May 29, 2011 10:45 pm

      Well shitty! I suppose the silver lining is that I predicted the outcome exactly.

      I wasn’t sure if you Utd. would come out and try and nab a quick goal with furious pace or hang back and wait for Barca to tire themselves out and then launch quick attacks. Unfortunately they tried the first and then forgot the goal. Sucks that the defense refused to close down, Messi’s goal should have never happened, and even with the poor defense by Vidic, should have been saved by VDS. Oh well, game was decent, Barca was efficient and quick, but I wish Utd. would have played their best game and have presented more of a challenge.

      More importantly: yes. A game must happen at Fluff. Either of you have a ball that you could bring, or should I ask Al to bring one from home when he comes over?



      • David permalink
        June 2, 2011 11:57 pm

        Hoorayl! I’ll try to carry a ball, if not possible I guess it won’t be a problem to buy a cheap one at Rokycany town.

  17. Maxx Vick permalink
    May 30, 2011 9:11 am

    It will be cool to see you guys again, At Fluff, in Berlin, and hopefully some misc date a friend and I will be taking a train to in Germany. Come say hi to a Vermonter and a Texan abroad. After being over here for a year, I can assure you that we’re all funny talkers.

  18. June 21, 2011 1:49 am

    Our guitarist has alerted me to your love of football. We (Jackals) are playing with you guys in Manchester and Norwich, although unfortunately not London. As a band we have been discussing our urge to play some other bands at football so this is as good a chance as any it seems. Whilst a couple of us resemble Bambi on ice at best when a football is involved, I rate my own abilities pretty highly. Without wishing to trash talk too much, if you think you can take us on in the homeland of football and leave with your pride intact, you are very much mistaken, and I promise you that you’ll understand the meaning of the term ‘nutmeg’ before the end of the game. Norwich is probably the best place to play as we know of plenty of parks which will be ideal.

    Also, we have Spurs and Liverpool fans in our ranks, so your support of Manchester United is an extra motivation!

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