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Rewards (Aaron Pfenning of Chairlift) Announces Tour with Brandon Flowers

Rewards (Aaron Pfenning of Chairlift) Announces Tour with Brandon Flowers

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Last Edited by: Chris MUG5 Maguire October 3rd, 2010.

Rewards, aka Aaron Pfenning (co-founder of Chairlift) is pleased to announce a fall tour spanning Europe and the US with Brandon Flowers (The Killers) and We Are Scientists.

Rewards has experimented with everything from a solo show to a five-piece, anchored by Pfenning's leonine stage-presence and vocals that swing easily from a croon to a howl. Pfenning will be previewing new tracks from his forthcoming 7-inch and album on these dates. Check out the premiere of Rewards' "I Used To" via Stereogum.

Flowers, who hand picked Rewards to open for him in Europe said the music reminds him "of the desert, the way he plays. That's something that I try to capture myself in Killers songs. I'm a little jealous that he does it so effortlessly."
Since first garnering acclaim as part of Chairlift, Pfenning's attention has shifted more and more to his own music crafted under the name Rewards. As Rewards, Aaron plays all of the instruments, producing and engineering all of the recordings himself. Striking a different note than his previous work, Pfenning was inspired by watching "dark mind-bending sci-fi thriller romance films" (such as those of Dario Argento and David Lynch) and imagining new scores for them. The tone blushes dark and romantic, evocative to some extent of great '80s atmospheric pop-masters like Echo & The Bunnymen.

The tour kicks off in Amsterdam with Brandon Flowers, and concludes in Rock City, with We Are Scientists.

Rewards Tour Dates
Sep 28 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands *
Sep 29 - Cabaret Sauvage - Paris, France *
Oct 1 - Huxley's - Berlin, Germany *
Oct 3 - Kaufleuten - Zurich, Switzerland *
Oct 4 - Alcatraz - Milano, Italy *
Oct 5 - Circolo degli Artisti - Rome, Italy *
Oct 8 - SALA APOLO - Barcelona, Spain *
Oct 9 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain *
Oct 11 - Metronome - Burlington, VT #
Oct 12 - Jerky's - Providence, RI #
Oct 13 - Valentine's - Albany, NY #
Oct 15 - Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD #
Oct 17 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC #
Oct 18 - 40 Watt - Athens, GA #
Oct 19 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA #
Oct 26 - The Loft - Dallas, TX #
Oct 28 - Emo's - Austin, TX #
Oct 29 - Korova - San Antonio, TX #
Nov 15 - Pyramids - Portsmouth, UK #
Nov 16 - HMV Institute - Birmingham, UK #
Nov 19 - UEA - Norwich, UK #
Nov 20 - Academy - Manchester, UK #
Nov 21 - Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK #
Nov 22 - O2 Academy - Liverpool, UK #
Nov 24 - Metropolitan University - Leeds, UK #
Nov 25 - ABC - Glasgow, UK #
Nov 26 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, UK #
Nov 27 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK #

* w/ Brandon Flowers
# w/ We Are Scientists

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