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Concrete Blonde prep for East Coast run

Alt-rock pioneers Concrete Blonde will reconnect for an East Coast tour next month behind an impending vinyl release featuring two new singles. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Alt-rock pioneers Concrete Blonde will reconnect for an East Coast tour next month behind an impending vinyl release featuring two new singles.

The L.A. outfit, comprised of singer/songwriter/bassist Johnette Napolitano, guitarist James Mankey and drummer Gabriel Ramirez, will take on the eastern U.S. with a Dec. 12 performance in Boston, followed by another seven dates. The winter outing wraps up Dec. 22 in Minneapolis.

Ticketing information is available via the band's website.

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Concrete Blonde recently released a double-sided white vinyl, recorded at Stagg Street Studios in Van Nuys, CA, featuring two new songs -- "Rosalee" and "I See the Ghost."

"We knew we were doing this for vinyl," Napolitano said in a press release. "So you have this A-side, which is an old '30s cowboy song that I imagined Willie Nelson doing, and on the B-side, you have a 1980 West Coast punk song. And they both sound as if they belong on vinyl."

Concrete Blonde plans to release a DVD in conjunction with the East Coast trek, according to a press release. That effort will include videos shot for both of the new tracks.

The band's most recent studio effort, "Mojave," surfaced in 2004 and marked the group's seventh full-length set.

 tour dates and tickets

December 2012
12 - Boston, MA - Sinclair Music Hall
13 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
14 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
17 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
18 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
19 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
21 - Chicago, IL - Park West
22 - Minneapolis, MN - Variety Theatre

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