Julian Casablancas + The Voidz play a series of secret shows plus gigs at SxSw Festival

Julian Casablancas & The Voidz LogoJulian Casablancas + The Voidz play some secret shows

It all started on Saturday night (March 8) at Deep Space Arts in Washington, DC when unknown to everyone Julian and his new backing band The Voidz played a show.  There isn’t a lot of information about this gig because it was kept so secret though a photo did emerge.

They played another show on Monday night (March 10) in New Orleans at One Eyed Jacks – this was was actually known about in advance so we actually have some tantalizing news about what went down thanks to Somaismynamean over at Twitter who posted the setlist (which included Ize of the World!) and photos. You should also check out her Tumblr for some videos – I’m trying to resist listening to clips of the new songs…for now anyway!

Another show happened on Tuesday night (March 11) at The Handlebar venue in Florida.  Again thanks to fans on Twitter, this time John Long aka Coachclownsuit for providing some details – he described the new songs as hard rock similar to First Impressions Of Earth’s heavier sound rather than the 80s style Julian has been fond of lately.  This makes sense if you have repeatedly watched the Voidz album preview from last week (which I have!).

No word on a show for tonight but I wouldn’t be surprised if one happens.  If you are around that general area don’t forget to follow Cult Records on Twitter for any news.

Julian SxSw shows

Julian Casablancas and The Voidz are set to play two shows at SxSw festival in Austin, Texas this coming weekend:

The Chevrolet Courtyard (Fri March 14)
+ Fader Fort (Sat March 15) – this will also be streamed live on the Fader website

AHJ SxSw shows

Label mate Albert Hammond, Jr is also playing some shows at SxSw:

+ Hype Hotel, Austin (Weds March 12)
+ Austin Ballroom (Fri March 14)

+ The Gatsby, Austin (Sat March 15)
+ Stubbs (Mond March 17)
+ The Warehouse Live, Houston (Tues March 18)

Other tour dates

Albert is touring throughout the spring and summer:

+ Plaza Condesa, MX (March 21)
+ Liverpool Sound City, UK (May 02)
+ Live At Leeds, UK (May 02)
+ Stag & Dagger, Glasgow, UK (May 04)
+ Academy 2, Newcastle, UK (May 06)
+ Gorilla, Manchester, UK (May 07)
+ The Great Escape Fest, UK (May 08)
+ Oxford Academy 2, UK (May 09)
+ Glee Club, Birmingham, UK (May 11)
+ Bodega, Nottingham, UK (May 12)
+ The Fleece, Bristol, UK (May 13)
+ Village Underground, Lon, UK (May 15)
+ Metropolis, Montreal (June 08) – Supporting Phoenix
+ Sound Academy, Toronto (June 10) – Supporting Phoenix
+ The Fillmore, Detroit (June 11) – Supporting Phoenix
+ Super Bock, Super Rock Festival, Portugal (July 17)

For ticket details check his website

Julian already announced shows in South America for March and April as well as playing the Governor’s Ball as a solo act and with The Strokes in June. No doubt more will follow.