The Virgins find sophomore success with "Strike Gently" (Created 10/18/13)
New York City's The Virgins have run up quite an impressive streak of bands they've opened for and TV shows they've appeared on. Of course it's not hard when you're based in the largest, most populous city in the world, but this band has been a standout for 17 years and counting.
As mentioned, the headlines acts The Virgins have played for read like a Whose Who in the music industry. From Iggy Pop and The Stooges to Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, The Killers and many others, they've had plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and learn a thing or two about stage performing. That's translated to some memorable appearances for The Virgins on the likes of "The Late Show with David Letterman,' "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "Last Call with Carson Daly."
Lead singer/songwriter Donald Cumming has had a lot to do with The Virgins' success, having spent his teen years clubbing (lets call it 'research'). By the time he met future guitarist Wade Oates, bassist Nick Zarin-Ackerman and drummer Eric Ratensperger, they were quick to come together as a band. They had just two gigs under their belt when they opened for Smith and Sonic Youth during Paris Fashion Week. It spawned a tour of clubs and one of their songs was chosen for an episode of the popular TV seris "Gossip Girl."
Their first full record was met with mixed success, but The Virgins seemed to be a sure thing out of the gate for their sophomore effort. Behind new label Cult Records, "Strike Gently" was released worldwide in March 2013, and a tour in support of the effort is in high gear. Get your tickets to see The Virgins today!
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