After spending their year touring the UK, Europe and beyond, Scottish rockers The Fratellis will be coming across the pond for a fall headlining...

After spending their year touring the UK, Europe and beyond, Scottish rockers The Fratellis will be coming across the pond for a fall headlining tour. The U.S. dates kick off September 1 in Columbus, OH, and are scheduled to close on October 4 in Hartford, CT. Indie rockers Electric Touch will open for The Fratellis on all U.S. dates, including performances at the Monolith and Austin City Limits festivals.

The Fratellis are currently touring in support of their sophomore album “Here We Stand,” released in June 2008. The band debuted in 2006 with “Costello Music,” an album that achieved moderate success in the U.S. after the catchy single “Flathead” was featured in an Apple iPod/iTunes commercial. The album only reached No. 48 on the U.S. charts, but is certified Triple Platinum in the UK.

Accompanying The Fratellis on tour is Electric Touch, a glam rock band with a flair for the theatrical. The glam rock quartet’s debut album is set for an August 26 release date, and has a sound the band describes as “melodramatic popular song” on the official MySpace page. The band attributes their original sound to their composition: Three of the musicians describe themselves as “true blue Texans,” while the fourth is a British implant in the U.S.

After the 23-date U.S. tour wraps, The Fratellis will head overseas again for a series of gigs across the UK. The next leg of the UK tour is set to run November 25 to December 20.

The Fratellis itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 1Cleveland, OHHouse Of Blues
September 2Pittsburgh, PAMr. Small’s Theatre
September 4Philadelphia, PATheatre of the Living Arts
September 5New York, NYRoseland Ballroom
September 6Toronto, ONIsland Park
September 8Detroit, MISt. Andrews Hall
September 9Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall
September 10Chicago, ILHouse Of Blues
September 11Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
September 13Morrison, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre (Monolith Festival)
September 16Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern
September 17San Francisco, CAWarfield Theatre
September 18San Diego, CAHouse Of Blues
September 24Nashville, TNExit / In
September 25New Orleans, LAParish @ House Of Blues
September 26Houston, TXWarehouse Live
September 27Austin, TXZilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
September 28Dallas, TXHouse Of Blues
September 30Atlanta, GAThe Loft At Center Stage
October 1Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle
October 2Washington, DC9:30 Club
October 3Boston, MAOrpheum Theatre
October 4Hartford, CTWebster Theatre
November 25Manchester, UKAcademy *
November 26Norwich, UKUEA *
November 29Newcastle, UKAcademy *
November 30Sheffield, UKAcademy *
December 1Leeds, UKAcademy *
December 2Bristol, UKAcademy *
December 4Swindon, UKOasis Leisure Centre *
December 6Wolverhampton, UKCivic *
December 8Exeter, UKExeter University *
December 9Southampton, UKGuildhall *
December 11Reading, UKRivermead *
December 14-15London, UKRoundhouse *
December 20Glasgow, UKPrint Factory *

* The Fratellis UK tour (without Electric Touch)

Last Updated on August 21, 2008 by By Allison Reitz