Semi Precious Weapons will be releasing their sophomore full-length, studio album titled Aviation this April on RedZone Records. FINALLY. The NY-based band moved to L.A. to work with “Tricky” Stewart (Beyonce, Rihanna, Frank Ocean) on the album and subsequently signed to his RedZone Music label.
The band will release “Aviation High” as the first single and will release the completed music video for it soon. If you’re itching to see it you can watch the behind-the-scenes look at the shoot here. You can now also pre-order the album on iTunes. Full track listing for Aviation is below.
Semi Precious Weapons – Aviation track listing:
1. Aviation High
2. Look to the Stars
4. Never Going Home
5. Scream to the Sky
6. Young Love
7. That’s My Friends
9. Cherries on Ice
10. Free Booze
12. Hands Up
Semi Precious Weapons has spent the last nine months on the Monster Ball tour with Lady Gaga and have another nine months ahead of them. Instead of taking a break, the band will stay on the road and play their own 13-city “Dirty Showbiz” headlining tour. Fellow members of the Precious Empire, Breedlove and Lady Starlight will be “Special Guests” on the “Dirty Showbiz” tour. Breedlove will appear on all shows and Lady Starlight from Las Vegas on.
Semi Precious Weapons “Dirty Showbiz” Tour Dates:
9/20/10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
9/22/10 Houston, TX Numbers
9/23/10 Dallas, TX The Loft
9/25/10 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Café**
9/27/10 Los Angeles,CA El Rey
9/28/10 San Francisco, CA Slims
9/30/10 Chicago, IL Subterranean
10/2/10 Toronto, ONT Wrong Bar**
10/3/10 Montreal QC Belmont**
10/5/10 Philadelphia, PA Northstar
10/7/10 Washington, DC Rock n Roll Hotel
10/8/10 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/9/10 Boston, MA Royale**
**Shows noted with this symbol are 18 and over
Semi Precious Weapons will continue on the Monster Ball with Lady Gaga through to May, 2011. For dates please see: http://www.semipreciousweapons.com/monsterball/
The crowd went crazy at Lollapalooza this weekend when Lady Gaga joined Semi Precious Weapons on stage with some fierce drumming then stage diving into the crowd to later make out with Tranter. Check it out above.
Check out Semi Precious Weapons “Magnetic Baby” video that premiered on Vevo. “Magnetic Baby” is the second single off of You Love You, available on iTunes. FYI, video above is NSFW!
Semi Precious Weapons are excited to bring you a behind-the-scenes look into the making of their music video for the eponymous “Semi Precious Weapons”. The music video, which showcases front man Justin Tranter tearing up the NYC party scene while uttering his dangerously over-the-top lyrics, premiered on MySpace last month . Check out the behind the scenes here, and the video here.
Hear what the band has to say about the history of their ongoing affair with Lady Gaga in their interview with MTV News and look out for the band in Lady Gaga’s new video for “Telephone” featuring Beyonce. “Telephone” debuts worldwide tonight on E! NEWS at 11:30 PM! You can also check out the video’s online premiere at midnight here.
Semi Precious Weapons premiered their new video for anthemic track “Semi Precious Weapons” February 12 on MySpace and it is currently ranked as the #1 video. The video was shot at Trash, a NYC nightlife party and features Lady Starlight, DJ Jess (party host) & more. Below is a note from frontman Justin Tranter about the “Semi Precious Weapons” video which you can view here.
“We really really f*@king really wanted to make a REAL NYC party video. Every band, pop star, guitar player, and girl group has made a quote unquote Party Video. But we wanted ours to be real. So we asked DJ Jess if we could take over his “Trash” party downstairs at Webster Hall since we had played that party so many times before. And then we had our actually bff’s and true fans fill the place. Lady Starlight, Darian Darling, Breedlove, Knehans, The Jocelyn, Mz Eddy, Stormy Leather and obviously us, Semi Precious Weapons all hung out, changed outfits, and lived life to create the best party video of all time. Champagne was spit, sex was had, filthy glaMOUR was created and The Precious Empire reigned supreme to create our dream rockNRoll party video.”