Morrissey Picks Girl To Replace The Boys: Superstar In the Making KRISTEENYOUNG Will Open Irish Tour Dates This Week

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KRISTEENYOUNG, a New York based duo made up of singer, writer, keyboardist, Kristeen Young and drummer "Baby" Jeff White, will replace The Boyfriends and open Morrissey’s shows at Ireland's National Event Centre (INEC) in Killarney on April 13th and the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on April 15-16. KRISTEENYOUNG is the only unsigned act to be confirmed as support for Morrissey’s tour thus far.

KRISTEENYOUNG, a keyboard and drums duo made up of singer, writer, keyboardist, Kristeen Young and drummer "Baby" Jeff White, will open 3 of Morrissey’s European tour dates in Ireland this week: Ireland's National Event Centre (INEC) in Killarney on April 13th and the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on April 15-16. The group will replace The Boyfriends who were initially slated to complete all 10 dates in the first leg of Morrissey’s sold out European tour.

The only unsigned act to be confirmed as support for Morrissey's tour thus far, KRISTEENYOUNG are gaining notoriety worldwide for their riveting live shows. Kristeen's awe inspiring voice has been heralded, by many, as the best new voice in rock. She bashes, slams and bangs her keyboard in a rock-riff manner, while running it through effects pedals to make it sound like a cross between a piano and guitar. Baby Jeff pummels the drums like a modern-day John Bonham. Bonham's own daughter Zoe, herself a musician, noted the similarity after seeing him play at The Barfly in London in 2005.

KRISTEENYOUNG have just completed recording their new album, "the Orphans", which is currently being shopped to labels and due for release in the months to come. The title relates to Kristeen's experiences as an adopted, bi-racial child and an "indie" artist adult. The lyrics, composed with a beatnik's sense of the sound and rhythm of a word, possess both brutal honesty and surreal imagery. Performed and recorded live, the album is bombastic, visceral and dissonant, with melodic moments of heart-aching clarity.

"The Orphans" is their third album to be produced by legendary record producer, Tony Visconti. The first album, Breasticles, received widespread praise from the press, including 3 1/2 out of 4 stars in Rolling Stone and featured a duet between David Bowie and Kristeen. The second album, X ("ten"), was rated one of the top 50 albums in Germany, by Eclipsed Magazine, and featured a duet between Brian Molko and Kristeen.

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, where they have a large following, KRISTEENYOUNG is now based in New York City. They were scheduled to play a much anticipated show on Friday, April 14th at the Hi-Pointe in St. Louis but had to cancel in order to make the Irish dates. They hope their fans back home understand and plan to play a bigger show in STL very soon.

Upcoming New York dates for KRISTEENYOUNG include:

04/20/2006

SoulpusherNYC @ The Delancey 10:30pm

168 Delancey St., New York, NY 646-862-1862

04/26/2006

The Knitting Factory (Main Stage) 8:00pm

74 Leonard St., New York, NY 212.219.3132

All Ages Show

06/03/2006

The Triad Theater 10:00pm

158 West 72nd Street New York, NY 212-362-2590

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