Interestingly, understanding who La Roux is can be a study in itself. La Roux is not frontwoman-redhead Elly Jackson (even though the moniker might suggest it). La Roux is a duo–a band. However, the other half of La Roux, Ben Langmaid, doesn’t play live with the band; three other supporting musicians take that role. So…La Roux is a duo, but you won’t see them play together, because one half of La Roux goes on tour with three other musicians, while the other half stays home. Get it?
Another anomaly: Elly Jackson’s roots are in folk music. Go figure.
Anyhow, today La Roux is releasing The Gold EP, a set of remixes and a live performance of Bulletproof. It’s only available by download. Also, La Roux has announced summer tour dates in the US, including a stop in Denver. Check it out below, and check out the video montage from Coachella.
5/30 Houston, TX House Of Blues
6/01 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
6/02 Dallas, TX House of Blues
6/5 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
6/7 New York, NY Terminal 5
7/14 San Diego, CA 4th & B
7/15 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
7/17 Chicago, IL Lilith Fair
7/18 Minneapolis, MN Lilith Fair
7/20 Indianapolis, IN Lilith Fair
7/21 Detroit, MI Lilith Fair
7/22 Montreal, QB CAN Lilith Fair
7/24 Toronto, ON CAN Lilith Fair
7/27 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club
7/28 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
7/29 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
7/31 Atlanta, GA Variety
8/1 Orlando, FL Social
8/3 Tampa, FL Czar
8/4 Ft.Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
8/6 Miami Beach, FL Mansion