This apparently isn't officially entirely official, but The Music Slut reported yesterday that The Gossip will hit Mercy Lounge on Apr. 24 as part of a U.S. tour that takes them from Coachella eastward. Our understanding is that this will be part of the Naked Without Us festival going on that week, but there's been no official fest announcement, and Mercy's calendar is blank that day, hence the not-officially-official caveat. Anyway, the band's MySpace shows Apr. 24 at Mercy, so we're gonna go with that whether it's NWU-related or not.
I saw The Gossip a long, long time ago on the Left Coast, and they were kind of a trainwreck the way a lot of Olympia bands are because in Olympia bands often try to be a very specific kind of bad that, in Olympia, is considered good. Anyway, I remember thinking several things about The Gossip that night, but none of them involved thinking they would ever be as slick as they are on the song "Heavy Cross" (video below). Of course, I also never knew that someday I would move to Nashville, where some CCM hopeful named Katy Hudson would eventually become an annoying pop tart named Katy Perry, and that The Gossip's Beth Ditto would eventually refer to her as a "boner dyke," which would be hilarious. Funny how things turn out!
We'll let you know ticket details when we get 'em.
(HT: Needles + Pins.)