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Latest Akimbo News

Below is our complete Akimbo news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Helms Alee On Tour w/ Boris, Red Sparowes, More

Helms Alee is on tour now, sharing the stage with Boris, Red Sparowes, Young Widows, Akimbo, Narrows and others between now and mid September.

The band is working on a new album (produced by Matt Bayles again) that they hope to finish by the end of the year, ready for realease in early 2011.

Here are the latest Helms Alee tour dates:

8/23 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s w/ Boris, Red Sparowes
8/24 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre w/ Boris, Red Sparowes
8/26 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Boris, Red Sparowes
8/27 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater w/ Boris, Red Sparowes
8/28 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House w/ Boris, Red Sparowes
8/31 Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
9/03 Louisville, KY @ Z bar w/ Young Widows
9/04 Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Pub w/ Young Widows
9/05 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Young Widows
9/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Young Widows
9/07 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Young Widows
9/08 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Young Widows
9/09 Miluwaukee, WI @ The Borg Ward
9/11 Bismarck, ND @ Project Noise
9/16 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's w/ Akimbo, Narrows, The Dark

You can stream their debut "Night Terror" here.

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Akimbo Cancels Tour Dates

Akimbo has been forced to cancel their upcoming West Coast tour, which was to kick off later this month. Here's the official word from the band:

"It is with great shame and anguish that harken to thee, bearing tragic news. Turbonegro has cancelled their April west coast tour, and therefore we must do the same. We love all of you people, but frankly there just aren't enough of you for us to headline The Great American Music Hall."

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Akimbo Plans West Coast Tour

Akimbo will tour the West Coast in late-April. Several of the shows will also feature Turbonegro. Here are the tour dates:

Akimbo dates with Turbonegro:
4/21 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/22 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
4/23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/24 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
4/25 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

4/26 Oakland, CA @ Warehouse w/ Triclops, The Pics
4/27 Arcata, CA @ The Alibi
4/28 Portland, OR @ East End
4/29 Bellingham, WA @ Hot Shotz w/ Cicadas

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Akimbo Signs To Neurot Recordings

Seattle's Akimbo has officially announced plans to release a new album with Neurot Recordings later this year. The group has previously released albums with Alternative Tentacles and Seventh Rule Recordings. Here's a statement from the band:

"In February we were lucky enough to play with Neurosis out here in Seattle. The times? They were good. Good times. Pret-tay pret-tay pret-tay good times. Neurosis blew me away. I've been a long time fan but had never seen the dragon beyond it's cave, never heard the bull roar from atop the mount, never felt the itchy kiss of that beard. Apparently, Neurosis had never seen us either (crazy!), but the smitten-ness was a two way street and the bards made merry.

"Akimbo (the good guys) will be releasing our first ever concept record on Neurot Recordings. The album is called "Jersey Shores", the concept is "nature will fuck you up", and the theme is "sharks, in particular, will totally fuck you up." The subject matter we have harvested and immersed in to forge this piece of music is actually much more robust and historical than I am letting on here, but in the interest of comedy I have decided to remain base and neanderthal. Ha.

"The record is six songs, about 45 minutes long, and is an intergalactic portcullis that will unlock the secrets of time travel for the benefit of man. It was recorded in the same session as Navigating the Bronze (two albums in one session? oh yes we did) by master Chris Owens in dirty dirty dirty Louisville, KY."

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