Grand Duchy Announce US Shows, Black Francis Solo Dates

posted June 18, 2009

Grand Duchy Announce US Shows, Black Francis Solo Dates

"Petits Fours," is the debut album from Grand Duchy, aka Violet Clark and Black Francis. Featuring nine tracks, "Petits Fours" is the joint venture between Clark and Francis, and contains driving bass lines, a healthy dose of synths and some excellent vocals from Clark, alongside Francis' trademark guitar squalls. The band performed a handful of select West Coast warmup dates last month and now kick off a full US tour. Black Francis shows are also not to be missed, - expect to be treated to him drawing on material from his entire career.

Catch them at one of the following shows (more to be announced).


  • 6 Edmonton, Starlight, (BF)
  • 7 Calgary, The Grand (BF)
  • 8 Regina, The Exchange (BF)
  • 10 Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock (BF)
  • 11 Madison, WI, High Noon (early show) (BF)
  • 14 Pittsburgh, Club Café (BF)
  • 15 Easton, MD, Avalon Theatre (BF)
  • 16 Washington, DC, Black Cat (GD)
  • 17 Hoboken, NJ, Maxwells (GD)
  • 18 Coney Island, New York, NY, Siren Festival (GD)
  • 19 Cambridge, MA, Middle East (GD)
  • 20 Wellfleet, MA , Beachcomber (BF)
  • 23 Cleveland, OH, Grog Shop (BF)
  • 24 Chicago, IL, Subterranean (GD)
  • 25 Chicago, IL, Wicker Park Festival (GD)
  • 29 Denver, CO, Walnut Room (BF)


  • 2 Seattle, WA, Triple Door (BF)
  • 4 Portland, OR, Aladdin Theatre (BF)