Scissor Sisters joins Lady Gaga on the early 2011 run of her Monster Ball World Tour, beginning with the February 19 show at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and including two consecutive nights at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Arena (February 21 & 22) and shows in numerous other cities. See below for itinerary.
“We Scissor Sisters are thrilled to be a part of Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour in 2011. It’s a perfect opportunity to join forces with such a kindred spirit,” said the band.
Scissor Sisters recently completed a North American headlining jaunt, which elicited stellar reviews. Critics came out in force for the band’s two sold-out shows at New York City’s Terminal 5.
“The smiles, showmanship, disco-era revivalism and finely calibrated ironies are the essence of Scissor Sisters, a New York City band that keeps people dancing to its in-jokes,” noted The New York Times’ Jon Pareles, while The Huffington Post marveled: “For the next 100 minutes, we were treated to a nonstop sensual assault.” The New York Post praised the band’s “powerhouse set,” observing: “The colorful, burlesque-inspired show combined fashion, frantic dance moves, and falsetto vocal harmonies that would have made the Bee Gees jealous. The Scissor Sisters also projected a B-52’s-like knack for call-and-response party anthems.”
Night Work, the band’s latest album, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums Chart and inside the Top 20 of The Billboard 200, becoming Scissor Sisters’ highest charting album to date.The New York Times hailed it as “dirty fun” and Entertainment Weekly awarded it an A-. “Three albums in, the Sisters are as gleefully hedonistic as ever,” said Rolling Stone, while Q gave Night Work four stars in a two-page lead review, noting: “They translate anxiety into dancefloor electricity.”
The album follows Ta-Dah, which bowed at No. 1 on the UK album chart in 2006, and the band’s self-titled 2004 debut, which earned Scissor Sisters three BRIT awards. Scissor Sisters—comprising openly gay Jake Shears (vocals), Ana Matronic (vocals), Babydaddy (guitar/bass/keyboards), and Del Marquis (guitar)—have sold over seven million albums worldwide.
SCISSOR SISTERS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
(all dates are supporting Lady Gaga)
2/19 Atlantic City, NJ, Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
2/21 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden Arena
2/22 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden Arena
2/24 Washington, DC, Verizon Center
2/26 Pittsburgh, PA, Consol Energy Center
2/28 Chicago, IL, United Center
3/3 Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
3/8 Boston, MA, TD Banknorth Garden
3/10 Columbus, OH, Schottenstein Center
3/14 Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
3/15 San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
3/19 Salt Lake City, UT, Energy Solutions Arena