On March 3, drummer Mercedes Lander of the Canadian all-girl metal band KITTIE was interviewed by "The Red Switch" show, which airs on York University's CHRY 105.5 FM radio station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Watch the chat in two parts below.According to a posting on KITTIE's official Twitter profile, the band recently got confirmed for its first support tour in 10 years." The group states, "Finally a band with enough balls to take us on tour! Stay tuned for big tour news!" In a recent interview with RockMusicStar.com, KITTIE guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander stated about the band's touring plans, "We have some stuff that's coming down the pipe right now. But nothing is 100% confirmed, so I really can't give you any guarantee. But expect to see us out on a touring, festival kind of tour in July and August. And there’s some other things as well, that hopefully will be happening in September. But with this industry, you don't really know if it's actually going to happen or not, until you are standing on the stage. It's crazy." KITTIE's latest album, "In The Black", sold around 3,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 132 on The Billboard 200 chart. KITTIE's previous CD, "Funeral for Yesterday", opened with 9,000 units back in February 2007 to land at No. 101. "In The Black" was made available in Europe on October 23, 2009 via Germany's Massacre Records. Regarding KITTIE's new video, "Sorrow I Know", Morgan Lander recently told AOL's Noisecreep, "We are a metal band, but as women, we wanted to do a role-playing, dress-up video. All of our videos have always been us in the live setting, with some storyline. We wanted more costume-y video, with a little more movie feel. . . We had the idea for the 1920s, with a speakeasy concept. We thought about it for quite some time and brought it to Dave Brodsky, who directed it, so the search began for some authentic-looking speakeasy. We found a place in New York called The Back Room, which is a 'members-only' place, and we got to rent it out for the day. They still serve all of their drinks in tea cups, prohibition style, and we did a casting call for the extras and our fans and kids from message board came out. People flew from Florida and all kinds of places to be in it. The makeup and hair took a long time, since the styles of the day were complicated." Part 1:
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