Scissor Sisters make the cut with new tour

US pop quintet spawned by New York's gay scene to embark on North American tour following release of fourth album

Scissor Sisters make the cut with new tour
26 April 2012

Pop dance quintet the Scissor Sisters are promising fans a Filthy/Gorgeous summer, announcing a North American tour.

The US band, who release their fourth album Magic Hour on 28 May, will officially kick off the 16-date tour in Las Vegas on 15 June, then travel the continent, visiting cities in Canada, before returning to their hometown of New York for a two-night stand at Terminal 5.

The band, which was ‘spawned by the scuzzy, gay nightlife scene of New York’ and took their name from a sexual position between two women, release their new Calvin Harris produced single Only The Horses on 13 May.

Speaking about the forthcoming new album, frontman Jake Shears said: 'It was a pretty collaborative effort. It’s really different from Night Work. That was almost a concept album.

'This one is a bit more of a grab-bag of music – it’s closest to our first record in terms of variety and that board-game aspect where you’re not quite sure where you’re going to land next.'

Pre-sale tickets for the tour go on sale today, with general sale tickets available from tomorrow.

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