Cut Copy Release New Album, Tour the States (Coachella)

Billabout is dancing: Cut Copy released their third album, Zonoscope, in the U.S. today. The indie electro specialists are one of Australia’s hottest exports, establishing a huge following in the states and around the globe. Zonoscope represents an impressive natural progression for the band’s synth-pop sound, and is earning critical acclaim — it’s already picked up 8/10 stars from Spin magazine and 3/5 from Rolling Stone.

The quartet will be leaving Australia shortly to play a string of dates in Europe before hitting U.S. shores (dates below). The American tour kicks off in Miami, Florida, at the Ultra Music Festival. The high point of the tour will undoubtedly be their desert performance at the Coachella festival in April.

I shot and interviewed Cut Copy a few years ago at Studio B, an intimate venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where they were supporting their second album, In Ghost Colours. In person, they were relaxed and laughing but with a twinkle of focus in their eye — they had something to prove. The show that night was wild and sonically awesome. They were in the midst of blowing up in the U.S. and the 500 people in the club that night experienced why. They say New York crowds don’t dance, this crowd did.

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The band filmed the making of the album — check out part IV of the documentary:

Tour Dates:

Mar 26, 2011
Miami, FL
Ultra Music Festival
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Mar 28, 2011
Atlanta, GA
Masquerade
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Mar 29, 2011
Washington, DC
930 Club
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Mar 30, 2011
Washington, DC
930 Club
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Mar 31, 2011
Philadelphia, PA
The Trocadero
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Apr 1, 2011
New York, NY
Terminal 5
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Apr 2, 2011
New York, NY
Terminal 5
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Apr 4, 2011
Boston, MA
House of Blues
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Apr 5, 2011
Montreal
Club Soda
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Apr 7, 2011
Toronto
Sound Academy
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Apr 8, 2011

Chicago, IL
Riviera Theater
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Apr 9, 2011
Minneapolis, MN
First Avenue
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Apr 12, 2011
Seattle, WA
Showbox Sodo
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Apr 15, 2011
Indio, CA
Coachella
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Apr 16, 2011
San Francisco, CA
The Grand Ballroom @ Regency
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Apr 17, 2011
San Francisco, CA
The Grand Ballroom @ Regency
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Apr 20, 2011
Dallas, TX
Granada Theater
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Apr 22, 2011
Austin, TX
Stubbs BBQ

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Apr 23, 2011
New Orleans, LA
Republic
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