A Camp @ Troubadour (06/15/2009)

Nina Persson of A Camp

On June 15th, A Camp paid a visit to the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA, officially marking the end of their North American tour.  It’s not often that lead singer Nina Persson graces the U.S. with her presence, so it was no surprise that fans came from near and far to see the group composed of Nina Persson (the Cardigans), Nathan Larson (Shudder to Think) and Niclas Frisk (Atomic Swing). Canadian siren Emm Gryner accompanied the band on keyboards for the tour.

The group kicked the show off with “The Crowning” and segued into “Love Has Left The Room,” as the band primarily played tracks off their latest wonderful release Colonia. A few of many highlights included the “Golden Teeth and Silver Medals”, a duet Nina performed with Reg Vermue, lead singer of opening act Gentleman Reg, and the guitar driven “Chinatown”.

As someone who has never seen the Cardigans live (to this day, Gran Turismo is one of my favorite CDs), seeing AND hearing Nina live was definitely a treat. Even “murderous asses” wouldn’t have been able to elude her charm.

A Camp will continue their tour in Sweden, playing several dates in June and July.

More pics from the show follow…

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A Camp Hits the U.S.

A Camp - Colonia

Nina Persson's pretty little head

A Camp, the side project of Cardigan’s lead singer, Nina Persson, releases its sophomore album, Colonia, on April 28th.  The first single off the album is “Stronger Than Jesus,” with other stand-out tracks including “Bear On The Beach” and “Love Has Left The Room.”

This May, the group will embark on its first U.S. tour in support of the new album.  A Camp will kick things off in New York City and conclude in Los Angeles. The full list of North American tour dates follows.

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