LETTERS TO CLEO ADD A LOS ANGELES SHOW AT THE HI-HAT ON 11/9 TO THEIR FALL TOUR
Boston’s Alt. Rock pioneers Letters to Cleo will be headed back out on the road this fall for a short run of intimate shows on the east coast including their annual pair of homecoming shows at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, and have just added a Los Angeles show at the Hi-Hat on November 9th. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday September 14th HERE.
“The idea to make this a yearly event came right after we played the Boston shows supporting the Back to Nebraska EP in 2016,” says Michael Eisenstein. “We were right on stage at The Paradise when our manager said ‘same weekend next year?’ We want to play more shows but having half the band in Boston and half in LA, and managing our professional lives outside the band makes it super hard. But now we know a year out, we’re playing some shows the weekend before Thanksgiving. It is great for our fans too. People travel in from other cities, other countries even.”
Letters to Cleo formed in 1990 in Boston, led by guitarist Greg Mckenna and singer Kay Hanley. The band came onto the National spotlight with the release of their first hit single “Here & Now,” released by Giant Records (a subsidiary of Warner Brothers Records). The song reached No. 10 on the Billboard Modern Rock Singles chart. The band’s music could be heard on many of the top TV shows and films throughout the 1990’s, including the cult classic 10 Things I Hate About You, where the band contributed 4 songs to the soundtrack and were featured in the film. The band played their last show in 2000 and each of the members went on to have successful careers working in different areas of music from production, writing, performance, music directing etc.
The original members reunited in the fall of 2016 for the release of the Back to Nebraska EP, their first new music from Letters to Cleo in seventeen years. ABC News said “These five songs deliver exactly the kind of infectious power-pop that made them famous” and the Boston Globe said “It’s full of sweetly sour confections that recall the Alternative Nation era, like ‘Can’t Say,’ which undercuts its sunshine-bright chorus with a growling bridge, and the brooding title track, which showcases lead singer Kay Hanley’s pensive side.”
Last fall the band released their first three albums Aurora Gory Alice, Wholesale Meats and Fish and Go! on vinyl for the first time ever, through a limited edition pressing. Copies of these three albums along with the vinyl version of Back to Nebraska are available on LettersToCleo.net
November 9 Los Angeles, CA (TICKETS ON SALE 9/14 HERE)
November 13 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom (INFO HERE)
November 14 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts (INFO HERE)
November 16 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club (INFO HERE)
November 17 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club (INFO HERE)
+ TWO DAY TICKETS HERE)