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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

THE BLACK LIPS (USA) & LAZZY LUNG (LBN) Middle East Tour touches Cairo

The Black Lips from Atlanta (who visit Egypt for the first time), Lazzy Lung from Lebanon, Zero 50, and Faking It both from Egypt will play at the Wisdom Hall of El Sawy Culturewheel on Friday September 21, 2012 starting at 7:00 PM.

This is a real treat for music fans in the region as one of the best live acts in the world, The Black Lips out of Atlanta, USA and one of the Middle East’s best live acts Lazzy Lung from Beirut, Lebanon, join forces for a tour of the region.
The Black Lips, one of the world’s leading Indie Punk outfits, have been playing to capacity crowds at festivals all over the world, including headline slots at Primavera in Spain, Lowlands in the Netherlands, Reading and Leeds in the UK and Coachella in the US prompting Spin Magazine to declare in their latest issue: "Recommendation: If you're at a festival, and you have a choice, and Black Lips are performing, you see Black Lips. It's that simple."
Lazzy Lung has a similar reputation in the Middle East, having been named ‘Best Band in the Region’ in 2011 by Esquire Middle East. They were also named winners of last year's Battle of the Bands in Dubai sponsored by Rolling Stone ME.

We want to play everywhere on the planet, and the opportunity came up. We couldn't say no” bassist and vocalist Jared Swilley of The Black Lips explained. “Anywhere that we haven't been excites us. Not many western bands have toured the region and to be one of the first is amazing. Adventures are the best”.

The tour will take place between the months of September and October and includes gigs in Larnaca, Cairo, Alexandria, Dubai, Amman, and of course Lazzy Lung’s home town Beirut, and will be filmed by Sundance Nominated film maker Bill Cody known for his critically acclaimed documentaries namely “Athens, Georgia / Inside Out” featuring R.E.M. and the B-52’s.

Adding to the line-up will be two bands from Egypt, "Zero 50" from Mansoura who present rock music in a simple way and aim to increase the number of rock lovers in Egypt, and "Faking It", a Punk Rock Band formed in August 2006. The band is famous for using stunning sound effects, especially by guitarist Amir El Sherei, that definitely adds a special vibe and groove to their sound.

This will be the first Punk event in Egypt that will merge international and local acts in one place, bridging the gap between cultures.

For more information about Egypt event visit page

Black Lips/Lazzy Lung Middle East Tour Dates
Sept. 19, 2012 - Cypress Venue: Savino Live rock
Sept. 21, 2012 - Cairo, Egypt Venue: El Sawy Culture Wheel
Sept. 22, 2012 – Alexandria, Egypt: Venue: Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Sept. 25, 2012 – Cairo, Egypt Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
Sept. 27, 2012 - Dubai, UAE, Majestic Hotel, Venue: The Music Room
Oct. 1, 2012 – Amman, Jordan Venue: Switch 51
Oct. 6, 2012 – Beirut, Lebanon Venue: Mojo Crew Club

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