MEN, the art/performance collective featuring Le Tigre’s JD Samson, will take on their tour of North American on Tuesday, February 1st in San Francisco in support of their infectious, post-gender debut, Talk About Body, being released the same day on IAMSOUND Records.

MEN began in 2007, around the DJ/production/remix duo of Le Tigre members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman, while Le Tigre was on hiatus. The duo began writing songs, while Samson also formed a new project called Hirsute, with Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Michael O’Neill as well as artist Emily Roysdon. The two projects merged when Samson, O’Neill and Takahashi became the main members of a new version of MEN, with Fateman and Roysdon staying on as writers, consultants and producers.

Anthemic, synth-heavy dance beats team up with fiery topics from sexual freedom to wartime economies to both queer lifestyle and pleasure politics in MEN’s cathartic songs like “Who Am I to Feel So Free?”, making them the perfect band to open tours for The Gossip and Peaches in America, in addition to doing their own headlining stints in the U.S. and overseas. Photo by Cass Bird

MEN tour dates:

2/01/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Amoeba (DJ Set)
2/01/11 – San Francisco, CA @ secret location
2/02/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba (in-store)
2/03/11 – Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints In-Store
2/04/11 – New York, NY @ secret location
2/08/11 – London UK @ The Lexington
2/10/11 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Vox Hall
2/11/11 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Trouw
2/12/11 – Utrecht, The Netherlands @ Tivoli
2/14/11 – London UK @ Heaven NME Brat Awards Show w/ Sleigh Bells
2/17/11 – Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino
2/18/11 – St Gallen, Switzerland @ Theatre Palace
2/19/11 – Schaffhausen, Switzerland @ Tap Tab
2/22/11 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
2/24/11 – Vienna, Austria @ Flex club
3/09/11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
3/10/11 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bears
3/11/11 – Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore
3/12/11 – Toronto, ONT @ Wrong Bar
3/13/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
3/14/11 – Chicago, IL @ Subterenean
3/15/11 – Madison, WI @ Frequency
3/16/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
3/18/11 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
3/19/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
3/21/11 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
3/22/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Theater
3/23/11 – Portland, OR @ Rotture
3/25/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
3/26/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
3/27/11 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
3/28/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
3/29/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
3/30/11 – El Paso, TX @ Lips
3/31/11 – Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar
4/01/11 – Dallas, TX @ Loft
4/02/11 – New Orleans, LA @ Republik
4/03/11 – Atlanta, GA @ EARL
4/04/11 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
4/05/11 – Washington, DC @ R and R
4/06/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
4/07/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

www.menmakemusic.com