Your band could open for Yelle


opening act contest Your band could open for Yelle

There’s got to be a strange yearning that comes when someone trying to make it big with their band goes to check out a concert. “Damn,” you might think, “I could be up there. I should be up there!” If only you had the chance. Leave it to the French to make your dreams come true. Electro-pop trio Yelle is currently in the midst of a world tour, and when they enter the US through L.A. on November 10th, they’re bringing an opportunity for an up-and-coming act to fill in as openers.

Four lucky bands will be selected for opening spots for not only Yelle’s L.A. gig, but in San Francisco, Miami, and New York City, as well. That’s one band per city, friends, giving four bands their shot. The contest is open to anyone and any band, whether it’s a 14-piece metal orchestra or a solo xylophonist. All you need to do is submit your most impressive info packet, including links, videos, bios, and anything else to make you stand out, to Don’t forget to include the show you’re applying for! Contest closes October 15th, with winners revealed on the 30th.

CoS has the pleasure of giving you not only the first shot at the contest, but also the premiere listen to a new remix from Yelle. They sing in French, sure, but translation was never needed for booty shaking, and “Comme Un Enfant” off their Safari Disco Club LP is a body-mover. In the talented hands of London producer Second Date, somehow it becomes an even dancier number. Check it out below, with the original underneath for comparison.

See Yelle’s full tour schedule, including the dates the contest winners will hit the stage, below the music.

Yelle – “Comme Un Enfant” (Second Date Remix)

Yelle – “Comme Un Enfant”

Yelle 2011 Tour Dates:
09/24 – Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
09/27 – Aarhus, DK @ Train Natklub
09/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
09/29 РMalm̦, SE @ Debaser
09/30 – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
10/01 – Stockholm, SE @ Strand
10/19 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Penelope
10/20 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
10/22 – Lyon, FR @ Ninkasi
10/28 – Bordeaux, FR @ Théâtre Barbey
10/29 – Rennes, FR @ L’Antipode
10/31 – Caen, FR @ Le Cargo
11/01 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef Club
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine *
11/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Rooftop Gardens – Paris Hotel
11/16 – Cholula, MX @ Multiforo
11/17 – Guadalajara, MX @ Vertigo Club
11/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Vive Cuervo Salon
11/19 – Monterrey, MX @ Escenica
11/22 – Rio De Janeiro, BR @ Club Praia Lagoa
11/23 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Beco
11/24 – Porto Alegre, BR @ Beco
11/25 – Curitiba, BR @ Moinho
11/26 – Santiago, CL @ Teatro La Cupula
11/27 – Buenos Aires, AR @ El Teatro
11/30 – Bogota, CO @ Teatro Faenza
12/02 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore *
12/03 – Orlando, FL @ Social/Plaza
12/04 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
12/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Loft
12/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
12/08 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
12/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Transit

* = w/ You and your band?

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