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Electric Six are recording a live album @ the Double Door(!)

Electric Six @ Bowery Ballroom in October (NYC) (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)

Detroit’s Electric Six welcomed their eighth studio album, Heartbeats and Brainwaves, in October of 2011 via Metropolis Records. A fall North American tour with Kitten, saw the two bands plus Andy D performing at the Double Door on November 4th. Apparently, the self-proclaimed “premier over-21 band” like the venue a lot (they have played there a bunch in the past as well) and will be returning to it as part of a spring North American tour on May 12th, to record a live album no less(!).

After years of feedback and requests from our fans, we’re excited to announce that this year’s album from Electric Six will be a two record live set, to be released in the fall of 2012. One disc will contain the entirety of the band’s debut album, Fire, performed live and the second disc will include live versions of our favorite tracks from all the other albums.

We’ll be recording for the live record at two shows, May 11th at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota and May 12th at the Double Door in Chicago, Illinois. These are two of our favorite venues in the world and we couldn’t be happier than both of them are working with us to make this happen. The band will be playing two sets on each night. The first set will be non-Fire material. There will be a 30 minute intermission, and then the band will return to perform Fire in its entirety. Prior to E6’s sets, we’ll be joined by our good friend Andy D. [Electric Six]

Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Saturday (2/4), at noon CST.

When the group visited the Double Door in November, they also stopped by The A.V. Club to participate in their Holiday Undercover series. Yes, we know, it’s a bit late for holiday music, but the band laid down an irresistible version of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” Check out the footage, along with all 2012 tour dates, below..

Electric Six – “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

Thu 03/08 Ann Arbor MI – Blind Pig
Fri 03/09 Madison WI – High Noon Saloon
Sat 03/10 Marquette MI – Upfront And Company
Mon 03/12 Fargo ND – The Aquarium
Tue 03/13 Winnipeg Manitoba – Pyramid Cabaret
Wed 03/14 Regina Saskatchewan – The Exchange
Thu 03/15 Saskatoon Saskatchewan – Amigo’s
Fri 03/16 Calgary Alberta – The Gateway
Sat 03/17 Edmonton Alberta – The Starlite Room
Sun 03/18 Banff Alberta – Wild Bill’s
Mon 03/19 Jasper Alberta – Horseshoe
Tue 03/20 Fernie British Columbia – The Northern
Wed 03/21 Nelson British Columbia – Hume Hotel – Spirit Bar
Thu 03/22 Kamloops BC – Cactus Jack’s
Fri 03/23 Vancouver British Columbia – Venue Nightclub
Sat 03/24 Victoria British Columbia – Club 9 One 9
Mon 03/26 Whistler British Columbia – Garibaldi Lift Company
Tue 03/27 Bellingham WA – Wild Buffalo House Of Music
Wed 03/28 Portland OR – Dante’s
Thu 03/29 Boise ID – Neurolux
Fri 03/30 Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge
Sat 03/31 Colorado Springs CO – The Black Sheep
Sun 04/01 Denver CO – Larimer Lounge
Mon 04/02 Lawrence KS – The Bottleneck
Wed 04/04 Memphis TN – Hi-Tone Cafe
Thu 04/05 Nashville TN – Exit / In
Fri 04/06 Indianapolis IN – Radio Radio
Thu 05/10 DeKalb IL – Otto’s
Fri 05/11 Minneapolis MN – First Avenue
Sat 05/12 Chicago IL – Double Door

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