Mono vs Stereo band Deas Vail enters the Billboard charts this week with their latest effort Birds & Cages, hitting at #6 on Heatseekers and #190 on the Top 200 with over 3,400 sold last week.   Birds & Cages has people talking and taking notice, Alternative Press says “Get yourself some DV love” and Absolute Punk wants you to “take this as an opportunity to discover the talent that hides within a cage”.

With a nonstop touring schedule Deas Vail is poised to let their voice be heard. The band is now on tour with Copeland and looking forward to a summer trek on the Vans Warped Tour ’10. 

See the video for the track “Excuses” at:

Deas Vail is: Wes Blaylock – Vocals, Keys, Laura Blaylock – Keys, Synth, Kelsey Harelson – Drums, Andy Moore – Guitar and Justin Froning – Bass.

See them live:

With Copeland:

3/17                 Slowdown                               Omaha, NE

3/18                 Granada Theater                   Lawrence, KS

3/19                 Gothic                                     Englewood, CO

3/20                Murray Theater                     Murray, UT

3/22                El Corazon                              Seattle, WA

3/23                Hawthorne                             Portland, OR

3/25                Glass House                           Pomona, CA

3/26                El Rey                                     Los Angeles, CA

3/27                Slim’s                                      San Francisco, CA

3/29                UCSD                                      La Jolla, CA

3/30                Clubhouse                              Tempe, AZ

4/1                   Emo’s                                      Austin, TX

4/2                  The Door                                Dallas, TX

4/3                  The Marquee                         Tulsa, OK

4/5                  Rocketown                             Nashville, TN

4/6                  Square Room                         Knoxville, TN

4/7                  Masquerade                           Atlanta, GA

4/8                  State Theater                         St Petersburg, FL

4/9                  Culture Room                                    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

4/10                The Social                               Orlando, FL

4/11                 The Social                               Orlando, FL

Vans Warped Tour 2010

8/1                   Canterbury Park                    Minneapolis, MN

8/2                  Sandstone Amphitheater      Kansas City, MO

8/5                  Race City Speedway              Calgary, Alberta

8/7                  Utah State Fairgrounds        SLC, UT

8/8                  Invesco Field                         Denver, CO

8/11                 Pomona Fairplex                   Pomona, CA

8/12                 Sleep Train Amphitheater    Sacramento, CA

8/13                 Idaho Center Amphitheater Boise, ID

8/14                Gorge                                      George, WA

8/15                 Washington County Fairgrounds   Portland, OR



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