"Norway's finest", The Fabulous Flea Market Band, will be kicking off their second US tour on Friday, August 3, 2012 in New York City. After packing in four New York shows in two days, The Fleas set off down the East Coast, bringing their punk-rock-bluegrass sideshow to established fans and unsuspecting audiences alike, culminating in a free show in Washington DC on Saturday, August 11th.
More information about the band, including music and tour information, is available at:
The Aftenposten Aften wrote that when listening to Flea Market, it's "[a]s if Tom Waits, Lillebjørn Nilsen and The Clash ran into each other and decided to make a new soundtrack for the movie 'O Brother Where Art Thou'."
Huddled around a single mic in the old-time string band tradition, the Fleas tear through all-original tunes, taking turns on banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, upright bass and the occasional trombone.
Part backstreet hoedown, part honky-tonk confessional, part big tent revival meeting, for the past two years The Fabulous Flea Market Band have steadily been winning new converts to their sweat-soaked, heartfelt vision, blending shadows from the Norwegian forest with darkness from the margins of America.
The tour lineup is as follows:
August 3 - Brooklyn, New York: The Way Station
August 3 - Brooklyn, New York: Freddy's Bar
August 4 - Manhattan, New York: The National Underground
August 4 - Brooklyn, New York: XPO 929
August 5 - Baltimore, Maryland: Free Farm
August 6 - Long Branch, New Jersey: The Brighton Bar
August 7 - Hampden, Connecticut: The Outer Space
August 8 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Fire
August 9 - Virginia Beach, Virginia: Sea Side Raw Bar (with RIO)
August 10 - Richmond, Virginia: The Camel
August 11 - Washington, DC: Haydee's
US phone: (917) 617-3404
Norway phone: +47 99 64 58 78