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SUPER Ticket Giveaway:: The Futureheads

How are you doing this week? Great? Continue reading. Not so great? Continue reading, cause we’re going to make it a lot better. The Futureheads and the French Kicks tour is just around the corner, and I just found out that we have a pair of tickets to giveaway..

Send an email to kingblind(at) with FUTUREHEAD TICKETS in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the message WITH THE CITY THAT YOU WANT TO SEE THE SHOW IN.. If you forgot either the subject line or body of message info your entry will be deleted. We will pick the winner at random.. GOOD LUCK!! (Contest open to U.S. Residents only please) Again.. Super easy.. Just look at the tour dates.. Pick a city near you.. and send us your entry.. (Winner gets a pair of tix.)

About The Futureheads
Taking the best of post-punk, new wave, and pop as inspiration, Sunderland’s the Futureheads were among the best of the U.K.’s “angular” movement, which also included Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party. The band began as a trio of vocalist/guitarist Barry Hyde, bassist Jaff, and drummer Pete Brewis. Hyde and Brewis were tutors at a lottery-funded organization called the Sunderland City Detached Youth Project, which aimed to get kids off the street by having them play music instead. The band — whose members were still in their teens themselves — also used the building as a practice space, along with other area groups. The rest of the Futureheads’ lineup was also culled from the Sunderland City Detached Youth Project: vocalist/guitarist Ross Millard and Hyde’s little brother Dave, who eventually took over drums duty from Brewis. The band released its debut single in late 2002, and followed it up with two more singles in 2003, 123 Nul and First Day, both of which were issued by the Fantastic Plastic label. 679 stepped up to release the band’s self-titled full-length in mid-2004. That fall, The Futureheads was released in the U.S., coinciding with the band’s support slot on Franz Ferdinand’s North American tour. The Futureheads spent most of 2005 touring, incuding dates supporting the Foo Fighters, Oasis, and Pixies, though they returned to the studio long enough to record the single Area, which was released in the U.K. that fall and as an EP in the U.S. the following year. The Futureheads’ second album, News & Tributes, arrived in summer 2006.

15th ˆ Vancouver, BC ˆ Commodore Ballroom
16th ˆ Seattle, WA ˆ Neumos
18th ˆ San Francisco, CA ˆ Fillmore
19th ˆ Los Angeles, CA ˆ Henry Fonda Theatre
23rd ˆ Dallas, TX ˆ Gypsy Ballroom
24th ˆ Austin, TX ˆ La Zona Rosa
26th ˆ Atlanta, GA ˆ The Loft
27th ˆ Carrboro, NC ˆ Cats Cradle
28th ˆ Washington, DC ˆ 9:30 Club
30th ˆ New York, NY ˆ Webster Hall

1st ˆ Boston, MA ˆ Paradise Rock Club
JULY (w/Tapes N Tapes)
25th ˆ Philadelphia, PA ˆ Starlight Ballroom
26th ˆ Toronto, ONT ˆ Phoenix Theatre
27th ˆ Detroit, MI ˆ Magic Stick
28th ˆ Columbus, OH ˆ Newport Music Hall
30th ˆ Minneapolis, MN ˆ Varsity Theater

2nd ˆ Denver, CO ˆ Bluebird Theater
3rd ˆ Salt Lake City, UT ˆ Club Sound
4th ˆ Las Vegas, NV ˆ Jillians