A Camp gear up for their very first US tour

'There will be some surprises' says Nathan Larson

A Camp are preparing to embark on their first tour of the US later this month.

The band, which is fronted by The Cardigans frontwoman Nina Persson, are supporting their recent debut album ‘Colonia’ — their first album to be released in the US.

“We put out a record in 2001, but it didn’t come out in the States,” bassist Nathan Larson told NME.COM. “So now we’re really excited to be able bring our music to clubs here.”

Larson said that the band plan to bring a few surprises to their live show. Although he couldn’t guarantee that album collaborators including James Iha (formerly of Smashing Pumpkins) and Sparklehorse‘s Mark Linkous would join them on stage, he said the band intend to recruit musicians from the cities where they perform.

“We’ll pick up local musicians and friends along the way to do stuff with us,” he said. “We try to present it as viscerally as possible in a theatrical way. We don’t just stand up there and play.”

Larson, who is married to Persson, said that they have been dividing their time between New York and Persson‘s native Sweden, and intend to perform at several European festivals this summer.

“We’re really dedicated to this band,” he said, adding that fans will most likely not have to wait another seven years for a new album. “(Another album) is much more likely to come sooner rather than later,” he said.

A Camp are set to kick off their US tour at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on May 26, and play dates in cities including Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Seattle and Portland before wrapping up the jaunt at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on June 15.

–By our Los Angeles staff.
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