Marnie Stern is the type of woman that most teenage males in the Midwest dream about: pretty, blond, and able to shred a guitar like Malmsteen on crack. Because of this unexplainable attraction to women who seem vaguely viking-like, the Midwest loves Marnie Stern; they love her beautiful face, her pretty hands, her oldest demo on Dog Daze Tapes and her newest album on Kill Rock Stars, Marnie Stern (TMT Review). Most of all, they love that she lets them kiss her on occasion.
Now that Marnie’s announced a new tour of the Midwest, her Midwest fans are screaming, yelling, and demanding that Marnie bring back the kissing booth. The fans have even begun burning down buildings and are refusing to kiss their own significant others until Marnie announces that her fans can kiss her if they have the cash to do so.
If you have an interest in seeing angry Midwest men (and women!) demanding to smooch their idol-goddess, or just want to watch some bitchin’ guitar playing, then check out the dates below and don’t forget that Stern has already announced a European tour and a gig at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas in the UK. And for all you Chicagoans (go Bulls!), yes, the dates below are correct, Marnie Stern is playing with The Flaming Lips and I AM SO FUCKING EXCITED!
Marnie Stern possible kissing booth dates:
05.10.11 - London, UK - XOYO Upset the Rhythm
05.11.11 - Birmingham, UK - Sound Bar
05.12.11 - Brighton, UK - Pavillion Theater
05.14.11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Small Vega
05.16.11 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
05.17.11 - Helsinki, Finland - Kuudes Linja
05.19.11 - Oslo, Norway - Blaa
05.20.11 - Malmo, Sweden - TBA
05.21.11 - Aarhus, Denmark - Train
06.03.11 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
06.04.11 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill
06.05.11 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
06.06.11 - St Louis, MO - Firebird
06.07.11 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom $
06.08.11 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom $
12.09.11 - Minehead, UK - ATP Nightmare Before Christmas
$ The Flaming Lips