The Kills


Mar 20, 2017 – 7:00 PM

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KROQ presents The Kills - 15th Anniversary Show at the House of Blues Anaheim March 20th.
The Kills: Despite Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart being the only two members of the indie rock band The Kills, the duo creates a bigger sound than most seven-piece bands on tour dates. While two-piece bands often invoke the memory of The White Stripes, The Kills have created their own original sound, guided by the skillful and creative use of a drum machine in cleverly written, down and dirty songs. The Kills' concert dates have become hugely popular, with Hince and Mosshart tearing down the traditional relationship between performer and audience. Hince (known in the band as "Hotel") and Mosshart (aka "VV") have a winning approach that has made them successful in previous projects and that will take them well into the future. The Kills are currently playing a number of worldwide tour dates in 2011 to promote their new album, Blood Pressures, available for streaming and purchase on April 4.

Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart were no strangers to the music scene when they met. Mosshart was on tour dates with her punk band Discount while Hince was touring England with his band Scarfo. Alison heard Jamie practicing in the hotel room above hers and, intrigued, went up to investigate. The duo began a trans-atlantic correspondence of recorded music and increasing collaboration prompted Mosshart to move to London. Playing under the moniker "VV and Hotel," The Kills recorded a demo tape in 2001, but refused courting from major record companies. VV and Hotel eventually released their debut EP, The Black Rooster, on British indie label Domino Records. The Kills become known for their non-traditional stage performances, where concert dates included little interaction with the audience and mostly chain-smoking and performing.

The Kills' first full-length album, Keep on Your Mean Side, was released in 2003 and - while maintaining the group's signature style - showcased a variety of experimental styles. No Wow, released in 2005, was a success despite the fact that Hince and Mosshart weren't able to perform the tracks on a Moog synthesizer, as they had originally intended. Even with their popularity on the rise, The Kills next album, Midnight Bloom, became an even bigger success due to publicity received from the incorporation of the album's singles into television shows and movies.

Blood Pressures is the latest album from the Kills, released on April 4, 2011. The popularity of the lead single "Satellite" has critics and fans buzzing; so much so, that a sold out concert date in London has inspired even more UK tour dates in 2011. The newly announced UK tour dates will only last about a week beginning on May 27, which will be followed by concert dates at a few European music festivals, including the Hurricane and Southside festivals in Germany and Rock En Seine in France. In late July, The Kills will head to Australia for a few tour dates in 2011, including appearances at On the Bright Side in Perth and the Splendour in the Grass Festival in Woodford. Immediately after Australian tour dates, The Kills have a scheduled concert date at the Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata, Japan. The Kills are constantly adding tour dates in 2011, so make sure to check Eventful for all the updates.

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