SOURCE: Atlantic Records

December 11, 2008 10:54 ET

The Virgins Unveil Full-Scale Tour Plans; Schedule Starts With Sold-Out NYC Show, With Dates Continuing Into February and Beyond

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 11, 2008) - Atlantic Recording group The Virgins have announced details of a full-scale touring schedule, set to keep the downtown NYC-based band traveling across North America through March 2009.

The dates kick off with a sold-out hometown show at New York City's Bowery Ballroom this Friday, December 12th (see itinerary below). From there, the band -- just named one of NME's "New Bands for 2009," as well as a "Band to Watch 2009" by MTV UK -- will head west for a series of December shows. The itinerary resumes at Philadelphia's Johnny Brenda's on January 21st, with dates then continuing through a Valentine's Day extravaganza at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 14th. On March 6th, The Virgins will hit Miami to join a stellar line-up -- including Atlantic's own Death Cab for Cutie -- at the annual Langerado Music Festival in Bicentennial Park.

Produced by S*A*M* and Sluggo, The Virgins' self-titled debut has proven one of the most acclaimed albums of 2008. The band's next single, "One Week Of Danger," is already receiving high praise from NME, which claims the song is "a primal pulse of snotty 'My Sharona' guitars, impeccably arch vocals, deliciously silly woo-hoos and enough kool-aid coursing through the veins to kill a horse." In addition, The Guardian enthusiastically describes their sound as "grubby New York indie with some of that city's disco gloss, like a giant love-in between CBGBs and Studio 54."

Further accolades and ecstatic features can be found in a wide range of additional publications, both stateside and abroad, including Blender, Vanity Fair, BlackBook, Jalouse Magazine, Alternative Press, Interview, Music Week, Blag Magazine, Metro Magazine, The Village Voice, The New York Times Magazine, Nylon, Vice, and Anthem.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, as well as additional tour dates, please visit www.thevirgins.net or www.myspace.com/thevirginsnyc.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

                               THE VIRGINS
                            ON TOUR 2008/2009
DECEMBER
12      New York, NY            Bowery Ballroom
15      San Diego, CA           The Casbah
17      Los Angeles, CA         The Troubadour
18      San Francisco, CA       Popscene
19      Portland, OR            Doug Fir Lounge
20      Seattle, WA             Chop Suey

JANUARY
21      Philadelphia, PA        Johnny Brenda's
22      Washington, DC          Rock and Roll Hotel
23      Chapel Hill, NC         Local 506
24      Athens, GA              Tasty World
25      Atlanta, GA             Drunken Unicorn
26      Nashville, TN           3rd & Lindsley
28      Cleveland, OH           Grog Shop
29      Chicago, IL             Schubas Tavern
30      St. Louis, MO           The Gargoyle Club
31      Ames, IA                Maintenance Shop

FEBRUARY
2       Minneapolis, MN         7th Street Entry
3       Madison, WI             The Annex
4       Ann Arbor, MI           Blind Pig
5       Tornto, ONT             El Mocambo
6       Montreal, QUE           Les Saints
7       Boston, MA              Great Scott
14      Brooklyn, NY            Music Hall Of Wiliamsburg

MARCH
6       Miami, FL               Langerado Music Festival

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