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Tue. September 18th 2007 9pm doors at 8pm The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors) 9pm doors at 8pm
$25d+
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations
Presented by: Live Nation
on sale 8/24 @ 10am

Hot Hot Heat will release their third album for Sire Records on September 11, 2007, entitled Happiness LTD. The album is the band’s first since 2005’s well-received Elevator, which spawned the Modern Rock radio hits “Middle of Nowhere” and “Goodnight Goodnight”.



Hot Hot Heat began writing new material in January 2005, the very day they launched a globe-trotting tour to support Elevator. “We wanted this record to be written on the road,” says the band’s co-founder and frontman Steve Bays, “partly so the influences would be more varied, but also so we could test out the songs live before we recorded them. We wrote music everywhere — Spain, Japan, Australia, the U.K. — so each song has a different mood.” While the new album retains Hot Hot Heat’s trademark playful melodies and witty wordplay, Bays says that what started out as a modest, live-sounding effort ending up being the band’s most adventurous and experimental album yet. “It’s difficult to describe its overall musical direction, but if I had to choose two adjectives I’d go with ‘big’ and ‘aggressive,’” he says. “As a band, we got most excited about the over-the-top, epic-sounding songs, so we kept pushing the tracks that way. The album has its fair share of seedy club songs, but they are dirtier and darker.”



Hot Hot Heat played a handful of huge spring shows in Canada this year including a tour opening for The Killers which included sold arena shows in Calgary and Edmonton and also were a mainstage headliner at Vancouver's first ever V-Fest.

Hot Hot Heat

Formed in 1999 in the seemingly improbable locale of Victoria, British Columbia (perhaps the launch of a new British (Columbian) invasion?), Hot Hot Heat have, in their relatively short life-span, metamorphosed in a way coincidentally implicit in the elemental dynamism of their name. Heat as force of change. Hot Hot Heat have transformed from withi... more info

The Dudes (Legit rock)

The dudes are legit. They make rock songs that come from the most closely gaurded vaults of the emotional banks. They sing about the triumph of good over no good. They trumpet the march of the working class lady. They tell stories of love gained and lost, knife fights, cops and kindness. The dudes want you to see them play live. They would like you... more info
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