After a two-year break, the San Francisco guitar-drum duo TWO GALLANTS
will begin touring again this summer across the North America and
Europe. The well-needed time off came after six years of incessant
touring and the release of three full-length studio albums and an
acoustic EP. The band consists of childhood friends Tyson Vogel and
Adam Stephens who met on their elementary school playground at the age
of five. Despite an initial disagreement and ensuing scuffle over the
supremacy of White Lion vs. Whitesnake, the two have been best friends
ever since. They have been playing music together in some capacity
since 1994, when their parents made the mistake of giving them both
electric guitars for Christmas. Around 2002, the two college dropouts
found themselves with some time on their hands and silence to kill;
and so with an acoustic guitar and a trap set they formed TWO GALLANTS
in the basement of the Vogel residence. In an ongoing unspoken
competition to out do one another, the intervening years have seen the
two-piece increase their volume and gear ten-fold. The bands' sound is
somewhat of a syncretism of American old-timey roots music with the
grunge and east bay punk of Tyson and Adam's formative years. The last
show they played together was headlining The Fillmore in their
hometown in December 2008. In the two years since, both have released
solo material under Devotionals and Adam Haworth Stephens,
respectively. But now they are looking forward to getting back to the
haranging strident noise that fueled them across the world for six
years. Come see TWO GALLANTS perform in a town near you this summer
and look forward to a new album in the not too distant future.

TWO GALLANTS 2011 TOUR DATESJune 19 San Diego, CA / The Casbah
June 21 Los Angeles, CA / The Echo
June 22 Santa Cruz, CA / The Crepe Place
June 24 Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios
June 25 Kennewick, WA / The Red Room
June 26 Vancouver, BC / The Media Room
June 27 Seattle, WA / Neumo’s
July 5 Vienna, Austria / Arena Wien Open Air
July 6 Zurich, Switzerland / Abart
July 7 Dudingen, Switzerland / Bad Bonn
July 8 Torello, Spain / Festus Festival

July 9 Madrid, Spain / Moby Dick
July 10 Barcelona, Spain / Apolo

July 12 Hannover, Germany / Cafe Glocksee
July 13 Munster, Germany / Gleiss 22
July 14 Amsterdam, Netherlands / Paradiso
July 15 Dour, Belgium / Dour Festival
July 16 Herk de Stad, Belgium / Rock Herk
July 18 London, England / Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
July 19 London, England / Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
July 20 Bristol, United Kingdom / Thekla
July 21 Nottingham, United Kingdom / Bodega Social
July 22 Manchester, United Kingdom / Night & Day Cafe
July 23 Russelsheim, Germany / Phono Pop Festival
(more dates to be announced soon)


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