Following Their Major Label Debut, YOU LOVE YOU, Semi Precious Weapons bring their “DIRTY SHOWBIZ TOUR” to 13 cities

Los Angeles, CA (August 31, 2010)- Semi Precious Weapons clearly don’t like days off! The band has spent the last nine months on the Monster Ball tour with Lady Gaga and have another nine months ahead of them.  You would think they would cherish the three weeks off between the current North American leg of the tour and the forthcoming European shows, but instead the band will stay on the road and play their own 13-city “Dirty Showbiz” headlining tour! The tour follows the recent release of SPW’s album debut with rock world producer-kingpin Jack Joseph Puig (The Rolling Stones, Beck, Black Eyed Peas) and Executive Producer Lady Gaga, YOU LOVE YOU, on Geffen/Streamline/Cherrytree Records (now available in stores and on iTunes).

Semi Precious Weapons frontman, Justin Tranter, explains, “We get our work ethic from Gaga herself and who would want to be at home when you have a mission. Our mission is to bring rock n’ roll, REAL ROCK N’ ROLL back and we will be bringing it back to audiences all over the country before we head to Europe on the Monster Ball”. Tranter continued, “The shows are “all ages” because we want to make sure that every kid gets a chance to experience rock n roll and is able to come and dance, scream and party during our night of filthy glamour on the Dirty Showbiz tour!” Fellow members of the Precious Empire, Breedlove and Lady Starlight will be “Special Guests” on the “Dirty Showbiz” tour. Breedlove will appear on all shows and Lady Starlight from Las Vegas on.

The band recently made International headlines when their epic performance at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago which caused friend and fan Lady Gaga to stage dive and crowd surf during their set with Justin. The performance has been viewed over 10,000,000 times on YouTube. Last weekend, Semi Precious Weapons joined Slash and the Smashing Pumpkins at the Los Angeles’ 3rd annual Sunset Strip Music Festival and the performance ended with fans jumping the barricade and joining the band on stage for the finale of “Rock N Roll Never Looked So Beautiful.”

Semi Precious Weapons “Dirty Showbiz” Tour Dates:

9/20/10           Atlanta, GA                  Masquerade

9/22/10           Houston, TX                 Numbers

9/23/10           Dallas, TX                    The Loft

9/25/10           Las Vegas, NV             Hard Rock Café**

9/27/10           Los Angeles, CA          El Rey

9/28/10           San Francisco, CA        Slims

9/30/10           Chicago, IL                  Subterranean

10/2/10           Toronto, ONT              Wrong Bar **

10/3/10           Montreal QC               Belmont**

10/5/10           Philadelphia, PA          Northstar

10/7/10           Washington, DC          Rock n Roll Hotel

10/8/10           New York, NY              Irving Plaza

10/9/10           Boston, MA                 Royale**

Semi Precious Weapons will continue on the Monster Ball with Lady Gaga through to May, 2011. For dates please see:

**Shows noted with this symbol are 18 and over


Boston Globe declares that “SPW splits the difference between AC/DC and Queen.” Fronted by the fierce Justin Tranter, the appeal of the band, who are masterfully thrusting sex, glamour, and loving violence back into rock & roll, is undeniable. Tranter easily dominates any stage, with crowd pleasing antics ranging from gravity defying high kicks in his custom made Stuart Weitzman heels. The level of musicianship of each member of the band is by no means studio-produced: Tranter met drummer Dan Crean, Bassist Cole Whittle, and guitarist Stevy Pyne in Boston while attending the Berklee School of Music.  With brash lyrics like: “I can’t pay my rent, but I’m fucking gorgeous,” SPW quickly drew a loyal fanbase NYC.  During their self-made uprising, SPW asked another NYC based rock ‘n roll original, Lady Gaga, to open for them.  This invite sparked a friendship that has endured and has culminated in these two uncompromising musical artists to embark together on one of the most talked about world tours this year- “The Monster Ball.” We leave the final words to Justin, “our new record is titled “You Love You” because our not-so-secret mission is hoping that our fans will love themselves and rock ‘n roll more than anything else, even me.”

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