The Chelsea Smiles, a rock n roll/glam band formed in 2004 featuring guitarist Todd Youth, bassist Johnny Martin and drummer Karl Rockfist Rosqvist, are pleased to announce they have signed a worldwide licensing deal with DR2 Records to release their upcoming cd. The, as of yet, untitled release will be coming out in early 2009. The Chelsea Smiles have toured with rock legends Social Distortion, The Backyard Babies and The New York Dolls.
Jim Morewood at E.G.O. will be handling all overseas booking.
The band has recently been recording with Howard Willing (Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, OK Go,). In between recording, guitarist Todd Youth has been touring with country music star Glen Campbell.
Commented manager Jon Nelson / DevCo Entertainment, LLC We are extremely excited to be working with everyone at DR2 Records. I have previously worked with them on some other releases and they are willing to put the time and effort into breaking bands. They are hard working and get results. It will be great to see what they do with The Chelsea Smiles!
Fan shot footage of their song Action Coming Down can be found here:
The Chelsea Smiles have lined up the following shows in support of the upcoming release:
Jan 5 Viper Room Hollywood, CA
Jan 8 Annies Social Club San Francisco, CA
Jan 9 Spikes Rosemead, CA
Jan 10 Punk Rock Social Long Beach, CA
Mar 20 The Park Peterborough, UK
Mar 21 Rock City Nottingham, UK
Mar 22 Academy 2 Birmingham, UK
Mar 23 Waterfront Norwich, UK
Mar 24 Academy Bristol, UK
Mar 25 Sugarmill Stoke-On-Trent, UK
Mar 26 Club Academy Manchester, UK
Mar 27 The Assembly Leamington Spa, UK
Mar 28 Cockpit Leeds, UK
Mar 29 Corporation Sheffield, UK
Mar 31 Academy Newcastle, UK
Apr 01 Concorde 2 Brighton, UK
Apr 02 Brook Southampton, UK
Apr 03 Electric Ballroom London, UK
All UK dates will serve as support for Wednesday 13