The year started with our kick off show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City as we left to hit the road with Lady Gaga as part of her Born This Way Ball Tour. The above photo was taken backstage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles by Terry Richardson.
Village Voice Interview: http://bit.ly/Vr3TPa
Paul Miles’ Pics From Bowery Kickoff Show: http://bit.ly/10XOFy8
We had one of the biggest thrills ever when our hero, Alice Cooper, shouted us out on his radio show while he played our single, “Who’s Coming Back To Who”. He said: “New York rock bands have always seemed to have a great trademark gritty aggression and the Dirty Pearla are no exception. Their latest record, “Whether You Like It Or Not”, has the dirtiness of Guns n Roses but the pop energy of Cheap Trick. We need more bands like The Dirty Pearls”. Hear Alice say it in his own words right here: http://bit.ly/1drxQl8
While on the road we got news that our music was going to be included in the video game “Tap Tap Revenge” and we received a lot of great press as we were gearing up to pass thru our hometown of NYC on the tour.
Village Voice: http://bit.ly/XAyLY8
Daily Unsigned Compares Us To Stones, GnR & The Darkness: http://bit.ly/1gcDHhg
After Lady Gaga had to cancel her tour due to her hip injury, she asked us if we would carry the torch of the tour and hit the road with the Born Brave Bus, which is part of her Born This Way Foundation. We hit all the cities that the Born This Way Ball was scheduled to appear in. The biggest thrill was performing life in the center of the universe…Times Square!
Chef Chris Santos (Chopped) shouts out Dirty Pearls’ lead singer, Tommy London, as one of his favorite frontmen: http://journeyofafrontman.com/2013/03/14/865/
MAY - JULY 2013
We return to New York City after being on the road for sometime and start writing a bunch of new songs. We record a few of them with our producer, David Kahne, and we are planning to release them at some point in 2014. We booked an intimate show at the Mercury Lounge in NYC to try out the material on the fans.
CBGB Fest ran a promo for the 2013 festival featuring our song “Whether You Like It Or Not” and they posted an interview they did with the band. Check it out: http://youtu.be/L-Rl4TicL04
AUGUST - OCTOBER 2013
We returned to the place where we first debuted…Arlene’s Grocery in the lower east side of New York City! We went back for a weekly residency throughout the month of August. Every week was a different show with various guests joining us on different nights. It was epic every week.
Examiner.com selected our song “New York City Is A Drug” as one of the sleaziest songs about New York City. We are mixed in with some great company: The Stones, The Ramones, The Strokes and more! Check it out right here: http://exm.nr/1amV5ig
We capped off the year with a headline show at the famous Irving Plaza in New York City. It was the first time we ever headlined the prestigious room. It was the perfect ending to an amazing year! Thanks to all our fans for all the support. We got some big things coming in 2014….get ready!