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  • After a two year break, the San Francisco guitar-drum duo TWO GALLANTS will begin touring again this summer across the North America and Europe. The well needed time off came after six years of incessant touring and the release of three full-length studio albums and an acoustic EP. The band consists of childhood friends Tyson Vogel and Adam Stephens who met on their elementary school playground at the age of five. Despite an initial disagreement and ensuing scuffle over the supremacy of White Lion vs. Whitesnake, the two have been best friends ever since. They have been playing music together in some capacity since 1994, when their parents made the mistake of giving them both electric guitars for Christmas. Around 2002, the two college dropouts found themselves with some time on their hands and silence to kill; and so with an acoustic guitar and a trap set they formed TWO GALLANTS in the basement of the Vogel residence. In an ongoing unspoken competition to out do one another, the intervening years have seen the two-piece increase their volume and gear ten-fold. The bands’ sound is somewhat of a syncretism of American old-timey roots music with the grunge and east bay punk of Tyson and Adam’s formative years. The last show they played together was headlining The Fillmore in their hometown in December 2008. In the two years since, both have released solo material under Devotionals and Adam Haworth Stephens, respectively. But now they are looking forward to getting back to the haranging strident noise that fueled them across the world for six years. Come see TWO GALLANTS perform in a town near you this summer and look forward to a new album in the not too distant future.

    TWO GALLANTS 2011 SUMMER TOUR DATES
    June 19  San Diego, CA / The Casbah
    June 21  Los Angeles, CA / The Echo
    June 22  Santa Cruz, CA / The Crepe Place
    June 24  Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios
    June 25  Kennewick, WA / The Red Room
    June 26  Vancouver, BC / The Media Room
    June 27  Seattle, WA / Neumo’s
    July 5  Vienna, Austria / Arena Wien Open Air
    July 6  Zurich, Switzerland / Abart
    July 7 Dudingen, Switzerland / Bad Bonn
    July 9  Madrid, Spain / Moby Dick
    July 10  Barcelona, Spain / Apolo
    July 12  Hannover, Germany / Cafe Glocksee
    July 13  Munster, Germany / Gleiss 22
    July 14  Amsterdam, Netherlands / Paradiso
    July 15  Dour, Belgium / Dour Festival
    July 16  Herk de Stad, Belgium / Rock Herk
    July 18  London, England / Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
    July 20  Bristol, United Kingdom / Thekla
    July 21  Nottingham, United Kingdom / Bodega Social
    July 22  Manchester, United Kingdom / Night & Day Cafe
    July 23  Russelsheim, Germany / Phono Pop Festival
    (more dates to be announced soon)

    FOR MORE INFO ON TWO GALLANTS:
    http://www.twogallants.com
    http://www.facebook.com/twogallants
    http://twitter.com/twogallants

    FOR MEDIA AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
    p: 262.903.7775
    e: bonyata@wi.rr.com
    http://www.pavementpr.com

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  • REVIEWS

    • "The first time I ever crossed paths with Two Gallants, they were a fucking trainwreck. Actually, that statement is an insult to wrecked trains. The fresh-faced duo of Tyson Vogel and Adam Stephens was desperately flop-sweating through a set of ramblin' folk songs that were most definitely not yet ready to be shared with an audience beyond the four walls of their practice space. Yet within the course of a few years, the San Francisco pair was soon untouchable, a vibrant and occasionally caustic act that pummeled its way through the all-too-comfortable genre of folk music. The band was running on fumes by the end of the promotional cycle for 2007's self-titled LP, and the extended hiatus that ensued only heightened our pangs for new material. Two Gallants' two-year break is finally over, and if you need another reason to give thanks, word has it there is a new recording on the horizon."

      THE PORTLAND MERCURY