Posie US Festival Dates + Big Star Brief

The Posies will be playing “Frosting On The Beater” at the Taste of Randolph Street Festival June 20th in Chicago (5:30pm – 6:45pm), and they’ll also be at Charlotte Pop Fest in Charlotte, NC on September 24th.

Advance tickets for Charlotte Pop Fest are available here. (Please note they are only allowing 100 advance tickets for the Posies’ show… so get them soon.)

Big Star news:
+ Rhino confirms a box set is in the works.
Scarlett Johansson is covering “I Am The Cosmos” on her next record.

On the topic of Big Star, Bud Scoppa posted a never-published article from 2000 last week on his blog. It comes highly recommended – you’ll see that in the comments, Jody Stephens calls it “one of the best pieces [he’s] ever seen about the band.”

Here’s a snippet on the Posies:

Says Jody Stephens, who handpicked the Posies to fill in the holes for the reunited Big Star: “Frosting on the Beater does to me what all my favorite albums do: They surprise me with a sense of wonder much like the kids in ET must have felt when all their bikes took to the air.”

Tour Update

The Posies will play the Festival Rock Alaquas in Alaquas, Spain on Sept. 2nd, and the Ebrovision Festival, in Miranda del Ebro, Spain, on Sept. 23. On the tour page, you can find a new Big Star festival date in Spain for September, and a show Ken is playing as part of The Disciplines (featuring Bjorn, Baard, and Claus of Briskeby) in Norway at the end of December.

Also, Ken is now on Myspace – click here to check out his page and add him to your friends.

Pukklepop Festival Change

The Posies will now be playing the main stage instead of the Marquee stage this friday at the Pukkelpop Festival, and running order will now be:

Main Stage – 35.000 cap – Friday August 19.

8 The Coral 11:50 12:25
7 Baby Shambles 13:05 13:45
6 Good Charlotte 14:30 15:10
5 THE POSIES 15:55 16:40
4 Zornik 17:30 18:20
3 Nightwish 19:20 20:10
2 Marilyn Manson 21:10 22:20
1 Pixies 23:20 00:50

Three new dates and more

The Posies will play the Göteborgkalaset Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, on August 9th. (thank you to Henrik for finding the date!) and Debaser in Stockholm on August 10th. In addition, a new promo picture can be seen here.

They will also play the Seattle Internation Film Festival, at MOHAI, on May 19th.

‘Every Kind Of Light’ can now be pre-ordered from Not Lame. From their site:

“We`ll be trying to set up something special for Not Lame folks, who preorder this with us. Details will be forthcoming! and Soundbites, as well.”

For updates on tour dates or the new album, join the mailing list by sending a blank e-mail to updates@theposies.net