The Ataris return with new album and tour
The Ataris return with their fifth album on the 19th February 2007 entitled "Welcome The Night", we've had a copy at CD Times HQ for a couple of weeks already and it's rather good!
Joining original Ataris members Kristopher Roe (vocals, guitar, percussion) and John Collura (guitar and piano) are new members Paul Carabello (guitar, percussion and vocals), Sean Hansen, (bass and vocals) and Shane Chikeles (drums and percussion).
Recorded in an old house in the valleys of Los Angeles through several cold and wet winter months, ‘Welcome the Night’ saw The Ataris work with legendary producer Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Talking Heads, and Silverchair). Launay allowed the band go back to basics and record the entire album on tape without the use of computers and pro tools to the give the album a much rawer and classic feel. See the band perform on their UK Tour in April/May 2007:
Sun 29th April Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms
Mon 30th April Leeds, Cockpit
Tues 1st May Manchester, Academy 3
Wed 2nd May Birmingham, Academy 2
Thurs 3rd May Glasgow, The Garage
Fri 4th May London, Mean Fiddler
Tickets are priced £12 (£15 London) and are subject to a booking fee.
Tickets are available from box offices (numbers above) or www.gigsandtours.com / www.seetickets.com or 24hr cc hotline 0871 2200 260 all dates apart from Glasgow.
Glasgow available through www.ticketweb.co.uk or 24hr cc hotline 0870 220 1116.