The Weepies Release �Luminous� Music Video Featuring Animated Lesbian Couple
Relationships come in all different shapes and sizes in “real” life, but now they also come in different shapes and sizes in “animated” life – thanks to Lilith Fair 2010 fan-favorite The Weepies. Their new music video features an adorable lesbian couple sitting in a cloud among other a myriad of couplings – including an elderly straight couple and a girl sitting side-by-side with her four-legged best friend. The lesbian couple is shown embracing while their cloud pillow floats along across the screen.
With our recent win over the ultra-conservative right wing in regards to Proposition 8 and numerous media outlets covering the positive impact marriage equality would have over our community, this video seems to have been released at the appropriate time for furthering acceptance.
Gay and straight fans around the world are exclaiming their excitement over The Weepies’ new cute and controversial music video that originally premiered on the New York Post website on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. The NYP called the video, “a musical cacophony of bright and vivid proportions.” View it here for yourself and leave your comments below.
One-half of The Weepies’ team, Steve Tannen, says "In 2006 we started out just the two of us, driving to shows in our old Toyota packed like a sausage, playing coffeehouses. By mid-summer we were at the Oxegen Festival in Ireland. The crowd swelled to maybe 1,500 [and was] totally packed. We ended with a sold-out tour of the east coast of the U.S. with a full band. [It was] an amazing and totally exhausting year!"
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Fresh off of their successful summer tour with Brandi Carlile, Donna Delory, Miranda Lambert and A Fine Frenzy, the straight and accepting husband and wife duo will be embarking on an extensive full-band U.S. fall tour in support of their latest album release Be My Thrill from Nettwerk Records (Sarah McLachlan’s record label). This will mark the band’s first U.S. tour in four years.
THE WEEPIES FALL 2010 TOUR DATES:
Sun. Oct 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Wed. Oct 13 - San Diego, CA @ Winston's
Thurs. Oct 14 - San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
Fri. Oct 15 - Visalia, CA @ Fox Theatre
Sat. Oct 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Sun. Oct 17 - Chico, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Tues. Oct 19 - Eugene, OR @ John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
Wed. Oct 20 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Thurs. Oct 21 - Seattle, WA @ City Arts Music Festival (The Crocodile)
Fri. Oct 22 - Boise, ID @ The Bouquet
Sat. Oct 23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Sun. Oct 24 - Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
Tues. Oct 26 - Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theatre
Wed. Oct 27 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Thurs. Oct 28 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Sat. Oct 30 - Evanston, IL @ SPACE
Mon. Nov 1 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Ladies Literary Club
Tues. Nov 2 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Wed. Nov 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Fri. Nov 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
Sat. Nov 6 - Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
Sun. Nov 7 - Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub
Mon. Nov 8 - Fairfield, CT @ FTC Stage One
Wed. Nov 10 - New York, NY @ Hiro Ballroom
Thurs. Nov 11 - Falls Church, VA @ The State Theatre
Fri. Nov 12 - Norfolk, VA @ The Attucks Theater
Sun. Nov 14 - Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage
Mon. Nov 15 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
Wed. Nov 17 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Fri. Nov 19 - Dallas, TX @ Lakewood Theatre
Sat. Nov 20 - Austin, TX @ Momo's
Tues. Nov 23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
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