Gomez To Take Psychedelic-Roots Sound On Road

Late winter outing to include show at South by Southwest music conference.

Psychedelic roots-rockers Gomez will mount a monthlong tour in February

that includes one night opening for rocker Ben Harper in Los Angeles and

an appearance at the annual South by Southwest music conference in Austin,


Gomez drew critical praise in the U.S. and their native Britain last year

for their eclectic debut album, Bring It On (1998). The follow-up,

Liquid Skin, was released in September and includes "Devil Will

Ride" (RealAudio


Gomez will return to the U.S. for shows in May and June, according to

Virgin Records.

Gomez tour dates:

Feb. 18–19; San Francisco, Calif.; Fillmore

Feb. 21; Portland, Ore.; Aladdin

Feb. 22; Seattle, Wash.; Kink Kat/Show Box

Feb. 23; Vancouver, British Columbia; Richards

Feb. 26; Los Angeles, Calif.; Universal Amphitheater (with Ben Harper)

March 9; New York, N.Y.; Roseland

March 10; Philadelphia, Pa.; TLA

March 11; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

March 13; Atlanta, Ga.; Cotton Club

March 15; Dallas, Texas; Trees

March 16; Austin, Texas; South by Southwest music conference

March 18; New Orleans, La.; House of Blues