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Everyone is talking about the Orwells performance last night on Letterman; here’s where to catch them in Boston

 

There aren’t many “defining” moments in rock and roll these days, so let’s forgive everyone for losing their collective shit over Chicago garage rock band the Orwells’ wild performance last night on the Late Show With David Letterman.

After the band’s high-energy rendition of the title track off their latest EP, Who Needs You — which found animated frontman Mario Cuomo all over the fucking place — an excited Letterman literally begged for an encore. The guitarist apparently broke a string and the band were unable to run off another jam, so Paul Shaffer and his band stepped up and started ripping through their own take of “Who Needs You.”

And Shaffer even got down on the floor.

 

Can the Orwells save rock and roll? Or at least take us back to 2002?

The gents are about to tour the US with Arctic Monkeys before heading out on a club run with Twin Peaks. The latter, a Great Scott show on March 4, is now mandatory attendance.

The Orwells 2014 Tour Dates
01/30 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore *
01/31 – Orlando, Fl @ Hard Rock Live *
02/01 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live *
02/03 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore *
02/04 – Richmond, VA @ The National *
02/06 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena *
02/07 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre *
02/08 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade In-Store
02/10 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater *
02/11 – Columbus, OH @ LC Indoor Pavilion *
02/13-17 – Weezer Cruise
02/20 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
02/21 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
02/22 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
02/25 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
02/27 – Manchester, UK @ Night & Day
03/01 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
03/04 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott #
03/06 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
03/07 – Philadelphia, @ PA First Unitarian Church #
03/08 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall #
03/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell Stage #
03/11 – New Orleans, @ LA One Eyed Jacks #
03/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rampage Fest #
03/20 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
03/21 – San Diego, CA @ Che Café #
03/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
03/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s #
03/25 – Seattle, WA Neumos @ #
03/26 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater #
April 1 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
April 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

 
 

* = w/ Arctic Monkeys
# = w/ Twin Peaks