Dandy Warhols Tour Schedule
Portland, Oregon indie pop act has been rocking crowds since 1994 and as they enter
their twentieth year the band remains as strong as ever. Lovers of alternative music have been drawn to the neo-psychedelia
and alt-pop stylings of the Dandy Warhols and have been packing clubs and concert halls for years to get a taste of the live
Dandy Warhols experience. Filled with energy and a psychedelic atmosphere unlike any other in indie pop a Dandy Warhols show
is an experience no music lover will want to miss.
On December 15 the Dandy Warhols will be playing a hometown show
at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom which is sure to be one of the most epic performances in the long history of the band. With
the 20 year anniversary of the formation of the band right around the corner fans can expect a lot of great events courtesy
of the band. The best way to keep up to date with all of the upcoming Dandy Warhols shows is by checking back in with StubHub
About the Band
In 1994 Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Peter Holmstrom got together to form a band
with a bunch of other similarly minded friends. Initially the Dandy Warhols made music for fun and claimed they made music
for their friends to drink to. However, their live shows quickly garnered attention in the Portland scene for their high energy
performances which were also often accompanied by copious nudity. Combining elements of shoegaze and 60s garage rock the band
were offered the opportunity to have a debut independent record put out by Tim/Kerr Records after playing their first show.
The album, Dandys Rule OK, was a hit in the underground scene and got the attention of Capitol Records who signed them and
released their second album, their major label debut...The Dandy Warhols Come Down, in 1997. The album featured a more produced
and Britpop influenced sound which would become the band's trademark.
Although their major
label debut produced three singles that were all top 40 hits in the UK it was their third album Thirteen Tales from Urban
Bohemia released in 2000 that proved to be their big breakthrough success. The album leaned more on the Dandy Warhols' power
pop influences which opened up their sound to a wider audience. As such the single Bohemian Like You proved to be a huge hit
and was featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as well as a commercial for Vodaphone. With the success of Thirteen Tales from
Urban Bohemia, Dandy Warhols were able to create The Odditorium, an industrial warehouse which they turned into a recording
studio and rehearsal space that also functions as an event center and art studio which attracted parties as well as other
gatherings attended by many of the other well known and influential artists and musicians in the Portland scene.
You have been waiting for what seems like forever for this night to come and finally as the lights lower
you begin to see Dandy Warhols taking the stage. The crowd erupts in applause as Courtney Taylor-Taylor grabs his guitar and
approaches the mic. A hush falls over the crowd as Courtney thanks them and launches into a fan favorite like Bohemian Like
You, Well They're Gone, All the Money or the Simple Life Honey, Smoke It, or You Were the Last High. The crowd once again
erupts and sings and dances along to hits throughout the night. Always one to surprise the crowd, perhaps Dandy Warhols sprinkles
in some new songs throughout the set, or decide to play covers of crowd favorite bands like the Beatles, the Cure, or Love
and Rockets. This is your chance to see one of the hottest and most talked about bands of the past two decades and the band
definitely exceeds expectations. Dandy Warhols has an ability to connect with the audience and entrance them both with their
music and their psychedelic light show. Do not miss the chance to see Dandy Warhols when they hit your town.
drummer Eric Hedford left the band in 1998 after an argument over royalties and founded the band Telephone. His replacement
Trent DeBoer is the cousin of founder Courtney Taylor-Taylor. 2008 saw big changes for Dandy Warhols as they left Capitol
Records and released the album...Earth to the Dandy Warhols... on their own label Beat the World Records. In 2008 the group
began work on Breathe Easy, a collaboration album that was set to benefit environmental charities. Dandy Warhols were to be
collaborating with J Mascis, the Kooks, Spoon, and the Bravery but the album has still not been released. They were featured
in the hit documentary Dig! which also featured Brian Joenstwon Massacre and detailed a conflict between Courtney Taylor-Taylor
and Brian Jonestown Massacre's frontman Anton Newcombe. Dandy Warhols rearranged the theme song for the television show Myth
Busters and their version is now the theme song for the show.