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News: The Ting Tings Announce 2015 Tour In Support Of New Album ‘Super Critical’

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(US) Globetrotting pop duo The Ting Tings have just announced 2015 North American tour dates, kicking off January 19 in Toronto. The U.K. natives are touring in support of their new album Super Critical, available now in the U.S. digitally, with a physical release on January 13, 2015 via Finca/[PIAS].

The tour will include stops in New York City on January 20 at Bowery Ballroom and an intimate show on January 21 at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC. Next, they’ll shoot over to the West Coast for shows in San Francisco, Sacramento and wrap in Los Angeles on January 26 at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. Tickets for all shows are on sale this Friday, November 21 and more info will be available here.

The Ting Tings — known for their massive hits “That’s Not My Name” and “Shut Up and Let Me Go,” among others–approached this new album differently. Feeling uninspired, the two–Katie White and Jules De Martino–sought out an adventure in late 2012 which took them to Ibiza. As it turned out, unleashing their party spirit was exactly the impetus and momentum needed to craft something special and true to the starting spirit of their musical adventures. The result is Super Critical, a hook-stuffed, introspective, modern disco record.

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Fans were first given a glimpse into the group’s new direction with the release of the album’s first single “Wrong Club”. “Wrong Club” addresses their frustrations with current club music. Katie explains, “It’s about what happened to nightclubs that made them not sexy, how the tempo became so fast that nobody moves any more, they just jerk, its gesture not rhythm. We wanted to make a song that felt exactly like the opposite of that. It’s very Ting Tings to do a sad song with uplifting music. That’s just who we are.”

Super Critical is about going away to come back home. “Where we are right now feels exactly where we should be,” says Katie. “I feel like dressing up and going out again,” says Jules. “And that feels perfect.”

THE TING TINGS 2015 TOUR DATES:
Mon 1/19 – Toronto, ONT, Canada | Virgin Mobile Mod Club | TICKETS
Tues 1/20 – New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom | TICKETS 
Wed 1/21 – Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade | TICKETS
Fri 1/23 – San Francisco, CA | Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop | TICKETS
Sat 1/24 – Sacramento, CA | Harlow’s | TICKETS
Mon 1/26 – West Hollywood, CA | Troubadour | TICKETS