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February 7, 2006

Three-week U.S. tour with Nebula is Swedish rock quintet’s first in four years.

International rock superstars The Hellacopters – whose acclaimed new album, Rock & Roll Is Dead, is now available – will soon return to America for their first U.S. tour in four years. The three-week jaunt, which features Liquor and Poker Music labelmates Nebula on all dates and New Zealand’s The Datsuns on a select few, kicks off in Chicago on March 6. It also includes a performance alongside fellow Scandinavian rockers Turbonegro at South By Southwest, an annual music industry event held each spring in Austin, Texas.

The Hellacopters – who will find out next week if they’ve earned another Swedish Grammy Award, this time in the category “Best Rock Group Of The Year” – have toured their home continent with the likes of Kiss, The Rolling Stones and The Foo Fighters, and upon the European release of Rock & Roll Is Dead last summer, they immediately embarked on six months’ worth of overseas touring. Released Jan. 24, the American version of the album features two bonus tracks not found on any other version, as well as bonus music video clips for international hit singles “I’m In The Band” and “Everything’s On T.V.”

Nebula, meanwhile, will embark on the first tour in support of new album Apollo (street date: Feb. 21), the L.A. power trio’s fourth full-length. Produced by Daniel Rey (Ramones, Misfits, L7), the album – which sees the addition of new bassist Tom Davies – features a bonus bootleg video of new song “Future Days” recorded during a recent Japanese tour. The group has previously toured with Mastodon, Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity and Mudhoney, among others.

The Hellacopters with Nebula (* and The Datsuns)

March 6 Chicago, IL – Double Door
March 7 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
March 8 Philadelphia, PA – Khyber (also w/ Bad Wizard, Rye Coalition)
March 9 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
March 10 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
March 11 Boston, MA – Axis*
March 12 Washington, D.C. – Black Cat*
March 13 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
March 15 Dallas, TX – Lizard Lounge
March 16 Houston, TX – Meridian
March 17 San Antonio, TX – Sanctuary
March 18 Austin, TX – Emo’s (SXSW, w/ Turbonegro)*
March 20 Denver, CO – Bluebird
March 21 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
March 22 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
March 23 San Diego, CA – Casbah
March 24 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
March 25 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey

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