One of our very first interviews we ever did for the blog when starting up just last year, was a sit down with singer/songwriter Thao Nguyen while at a tour stop in Brussels. Thao's wide ranging and ecclectic LP, We Brave Bee Stings and All wasn't out that long, but she was already managing to create a nice buzz around her debut full length. Later in the year she went on to do a run of dates with the Hotel Cafe Tour, as well as getting the opening slot in support of Rilo Kiley. Not slowing down in 2009, Thao just announced a new headlining tour that will kick off this coming April, which will see another BTB favorite Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers as the opening act.
You can catch our interview w/Thao from last Spring below.
Thao Nguyen & The Get Down Stay Down tour dates:
Feb 26 Noise Pop Festival- Swedish Am. Music Hall SF, Ca.
Feb 27 The Coffee House (solo) Davis, California
Apr 17 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC
Apr 18 Duke Coffee House Durham, North Carolina
Apr 19 Village Tavern Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Apr 20 EARL Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 21 Club Downunder-Florida State Tallahassee, Fl
Apr 23 The Parish Austin, Texas
Apr 24 Lola’s Ft. Worth, Texas
Apr 25 The Foundation Lubbock, Texas
Apr 26 The Sub-College of Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM
Apr 28 The Loft-UCSD San Diego, California
Apr 29 The Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, California
Apr 30 Independent San Francisco, California
May 1 Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon
May 2 Chop Suey Seattle, Washington
May 4 Neurolux Boise, Idaho
May 5 Kilby Court Salt Lake CIty, Utah
May 6 Hi Dive Denver, Colorado
May 9 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
May 10 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, Ohio
May 12 Iron Horse Northampton, Massachusetts
May 14 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
May 15 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Penn.
May 16 The Boot Norfolk, Virginia
Thao Nguyen on myspace.