Empress Hotel Checks In To Stage Near YouSOURCE JA / Vimeo
New Orleans-based Empress Hotel will be stopping through Chicago, IL playing at Schubas Tavern on Friday, October 7th with Van Hunt! And a city near you.
Empress Hotel has tweaked our ears with 70's ladened hook-heavy tunes that are at once timeless and fresh-faced. They toured the Southeast earlier this year including a Daytrotter session and several stellar SXSW '11 performances. The band continues to perform behind their self-titled debut EP on Park the Van (Dr. Dog, The Spinto Band, The Generationals.) Inspired by both one hit wonders of the '70s (Ace and The Dwight Twilley Band) and such legends as Prince, Sparks, and Roxy Music, the band is a by-product of a pair of brothers, some New Orleans party buddies, Mexican food enthusiasts, and a stack of great ideas. Empress Hotel asks you to check in and stay for awhile and take as much sound and rousing beats as you want from the mini-bar, just pass along the tips to your pals.
And don't forget the chips and guac.
9/28 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
9/29 New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's Uptown
9/30 Houston, TX - Underground Live
10/01 Austin, TX - Cactus Cafe
10/03 Dallas, TX - House of Blues Cambridge Room
10/04 Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
10/05 Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge
10/06 St. Louis, MO - Lola & Lamar Harris
10/07 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
10/08 Minneapolis, MN - Bunker's
10/11 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge
10/12 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge