Chemical Brothers Take Surrender Across The U.S.

Three-week fall tour will take British techno duo to several cities they've never played.

British big-beat techno duo the Chemical Brothers will spend several

weeks criss-crossing the U.S. on an 18-date fall tour that will take them

from Boston to Dallas and beyond.

Combining over-the-top, trippy visuals with the pounding beats of their

electronic dance-rock sound, the pair — Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands

— will kick off the trek in support of their most recent release,

Surrender, Sept. 14 at the Avalon in Boston.

The outing concludes Oct. 9 at the massive Coachella Valley Music and

Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. That two-day event also is scheduled to

feature sets from Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Morrissey, Pavement

and Tool.

The Chemical Brothers' tour will bring the pair to such cities as

St. Louis, Dallas and New Orleans for the first time, according to Dan

Cohen, Astralwerks Records spokesperson.

Simons has said U.S. audiences seem to respond best to the duo's vocal

hits, such as "Block Rockin' Beats" (RealAudio

excerpt), from Dig Your Own Hole (1997), and their latest

single, "Out of Control" (RealAudio

excerpt), off Surrender.

A video for "Out of Control," which features vocals by New Order

singer/guitarist Bernard Sumner, was shot last month in Mexico City. The

clip was directed by Wiz (Scary Spice) and stars Rosario Dawson ("Kids"),

Cohen said. The commercial single of the track will be released Oct. 5

and features remixes by DJ Sasha, as well as the previously unreleased

track "Power Move."

Fans say the intensity of the pair's shows more than makes up for their

lack of traditional rock instrumentation.

"The highlight of the show was the sheer intensity of the music," fan

Matt Uffalussy, 20, wrote in an e-mail. Uffalussy, the Pennsylvania

webmaster of the unofficial Chemical Beats site, said he saw the band at

the Electric Factory in 1997 and plans to see them there again Sept. 26.

"The nonstop bass pounding and electrifying beats made everyone move,"

he wrote. "I thought they put on a great live show, with Tom and Ed doing

their thing, mixing up the beats for a totally unique set."

Chemical Brothers Tour Dates:

Sept. 14; Boston, Mass.; Avalon

Sept. 15–16; New York, N.Y.; Hammerstein Ballroom

Sept. 18; Miami, Fla.; Coconut Grove (Zenfest)

Sept. 19; Atlanta, Ga.; Atrium

Sept. 21; New Orleans, La.; The State

Sept. 22; Austin, Texas; Austin Music Hall

Sept. 23; Dallas, Texas; Bronco Bowl

Sept. 25; Washington, D.C.; RFK Stadium (HFStival)

Sept. 26; Philadelphia, Pa.; Electric Factory

Sept. 27; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Sept. 30; St. Louis, Mo.; TBA

Oct. 1; Kansas City, Kan.; Uptown KC

Oct. 2; Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minn.; Roy Wilkens River Center

Oct. 4; Calgary, Alberta; Max Bell Arena

Oct. 6; Vancouver, British Columbia; PNE Forum

Oct. 8; San Francisco, Calif.; Bill Graham Auditorium

Oct. 9; Indio, Calif.; Empire Polo Ground (Coachella)