The Dandy Warhols Tickets
The Dandy Warhols are an alternative rock band that formed in Portland, Oregon in 1995 by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (vocals, guitar), Zia McCabe (keyboard), Peter Loew (guitar) and Eric Hedford (drums). When Hedford left in 1998, Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent De Boer replaced him as drummer.
The group released their eighth and most recent album, This Machine, in April, 2012.
The Dandy Warhols are strongly influenced by The Velvet Underground and The Rolling Stones as well as including implicit musical references to Jethro Tull and My Bloody Valentine in some songs. The band got their start by performing live shows in bars throughout Portland and released their first album, Dandy's Rule OK?, in 1995. This album was instrumental in Capitol Records' decision to sign the band. The Dandy Warhols first achieved success in Europe after the release of their second record ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down in 1997. The lead single from the album, "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth", proved popular in many countries across the continent.
Following the release of Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia in 2000, The Dandy Warhols gained a firm fan base in the college radio scene before garnering critical acclaim and mainstream recognition. The song "Bohemian Like You" became a hit in the UK and was used in a Vodafone advertising campaign in 2001. The advertisement money was used to buy a quarter city block in Portland, Oregon for use as film and music studios, as well as being a clubhouse for the band to throw parties.
Welcome to the Monkey House, released in 2003, was co-produced by Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. The album takes its title from Kurt Vonnegut's collection of short stories of the same name. The recording features an eighties synth-rock sound that alienated some devotees of the band's earlier harder-edged guitar sound. It also won critical plaudits for its polish, panache and the band's capacity to reinvent itself.
Odditorium or Warlords of Mars, partially named after and recorded in the band's Portland studio, The Odditorium, was released on September 13, 2005. "Smoke It" was the first track released for radio play. The album has been described as a return to form for The Dandy Warhols, moving away from the synth-heavy sound of Welcome to the Monkey House and back toward the largely guitar-oriented, diverse arrangements of Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia.