Dengue Fever to Tour Cambodia and Vietnam

Cambodian and American rock band, Dengue Fever today confirmed tours of Southeast Asia and Europe this Summer.

The band that combines an exotic blend of Cambodian rock, Afro grooves, surf and garage psych will play the FCC in Phnom Penh on May 31 followed by a gig at the FCC in Siem Reap the following day. The band will return to the Cambodian capital to perform at the Memory International Film Heritage Festival on Jun. 5, after which they will attend the Bophana Centre for a screening of their documentary Sleepwalking Through The Mekong on Jun. 6.

The band’s only gig in Vietnam will be at the Cargo Bar at Q4, Ho Chi Minh City.

Since their inception in 2002, Dengue Fever’s unique take on 60s Cambodian pop and American surf rock has garnered praise and attention from fans and critics alike. True Blood named an entire episode after one of their songs and featured the band’s music throughout the show. Recently the bands music has appeared on CBS’ CSI: Las Vegas, The Hangover 2 and numerous documentaries. Spin highlighted the band in its Breaking Out section, and profiles on the group have appeared in the New York Times, Mojo, Magnet, Wired, and NPR’s Fresh Air and Radio Australia. Ray Davies from the Kinks called them “a cross between Led Zeppelin and Blondie.”

The band’s management company It’s Alive Media have said that additional shows will be announced shortly, but the confirmed dates are as follows:
May 31 @ FCC, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
June 01 @ FCC Siem Reap, CAMBODIA
June 05 @ Memory International Film Heritage Festival, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
June 06 @ Bophana Center, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA (Film screening of documentary SLEEPWALKING THROUGH THE MEKONG only)
June 07 @ Cargo Bar at Q4, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM
July 03 @ Apolo, Barcelona SPAIN
July 05 @ Alhondigabilbao, Bilbao, SPAIN
July 07 @ Pildammsteatern, Malmo, SWEDEN
July 09 @ La Maroquinerie, Paris, FRANCE
July 10 @ Silencio, Paris, FRANCE (Private Show)
July 12 @ Pahoda Festival, Trencin, SLOVAKIA
July 14 @ Voice of Nomads Int. Festival, Ulan-Ude, BURYATIA
July 16 @ Feierwerk Kranhalle, Munich, GERMANY
July 19 @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Water Music Festival, Berlin, GERMANY 

The band will be touring in support of a new EP, the first new music from Dengue Fever since 2011, which will be announced shortly.

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