Dengue Fever Hits Brazil For First-Ever South American Tour Dates

posted July 26, 2012

Dengue Fever Hits Brazil For First-Ever South American Tour Dates

Dengue Fever, whose exotic blend of Cambodian rock, Afro grooves, surf, and garage psych announced today that they will make their South American debut in Sao Paulo, Brazil this weekend on July 28th and 29th at the Mostra SESC De Artes 2012 festival.

Known for their genre bending sounds, a high-energy live show and unique music pollination of American and Far East cultures, Dengue Fever are no strangers to international touring. The band has played multiple dates at festivals and theaters in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia/NZ. But this trip to Brazil will be a special trip for the band, as the Cambodian and American sounds will be heard for the first time in the largest city in the largest country in South America. The band will perform two dates in Sao Paulo. Details are:

  • Saturday July 28 @ SESC Bom Retiro (Main Stage) Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Sunday July 29 @ SESC Bom Retiro (Main Stage) Sao Paulo Brazil

In 2012, Dengue Fever has been touring the United States and working on new material in their home studio. This past June, the band toured the East Coast with Syrian artist, Omar Souleyman and in January, the band toured the West Coast with Secret Chiefs 3. They are currently sifting through live material recorded at multiple venues on their November 2011 tour of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This live record will likely become the band’s first live record in their history and will be released on their own label, Tuk Tuk Records, set to launch later this year.

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 their ‘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.”