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The Charlatans’ tenth studio album, You Cross My Path, promises a rebirth of sorts for this UK band who have had one of the most stellar careers amongst their English peers, and is a fitting 20th anniversary gift to themselves as well.  Though the album was already released in early March in MP3 format for free via radio stations Xfm’s website and then on the band’s own site, (and got out to around 90,000 fans in the process),  a “proper” U.S. release will correspond with their fall tour.

You Cross My Path is said to be “some of the most euphoric music the Charlatans have ever made, and some of the most disturbed, too”, taking some inspiration from Brian Eno as well as classic Cure, New Order and some other early 80′s greats, yet with a “fiercely contemporary” twist. Frontman Tim Burgess says the first song he worked on, “Oh! Vanity”, is “about nostalgia, and not a warm nostalgia – I wanted it to have quite a cold atmosphere.”

US FALL 2009 TOUR
Sept 17 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
Sept 18 – Henry Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Sept 20 – Double Door – Chicago, IL
Sept 21 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
Sept 22 – London Music Hall – London, ON
Sept 23 – The Mod Club Theatre – Toronto, ON
Sept 24 – Les Saints – Montreal, QUE
Sept 25 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Sept 26 – Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Sept 27 – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 29 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Sept 30 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
Oct 2 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Oct 3 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
Oct 4 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Oct 5 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
Oct 6 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
Oct 7 – The Parish – Austin. TX
Oct 8 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Oct 12 – The Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA
Oct 13 – Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
Oct 14 – Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco, CA

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