Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kishi Bashi Announces Headlining Tour + Dates With Passion Pit

After spending much of 2012 globetrotting with Of Montreal as both a member and an opener, Kishi Bashi is gearing up for his first headlining tour. Tall Trees open and also play as his backing band along the route. Before setting out, Kishi Bashi will spend several nights opening for Passion Pit on their July tour.

Kishi Bashi has been wowing audiences with his violin-based, one-man live show where he uses looping to re-create complex avant-pop songs from his bright and soaring debut LP, 151a (out now via Joyful Noise). When he was last in San Francisco he taped a few songs live at Golden Gate Park with film/music project Echolocale, who just released the video today.

The first 500 copies of the vinyl are hand-numbered, pressed on clear/white (side by side) split color vinyl. Records can only be purchased from the Joyful Noise online store, and from the band on tour.

Stream 151a via Soundcloud .

Tour Dates:
Jul 16 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works*
Jul 17 - Knoxville, TN - The Valarium*
Jul 19 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore*
Jul 20 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa*
Jul 26 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub (2 shows)
Jul 27 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jul 28 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fire
Jul 29 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Jul 30 - Montreal, QC - Quai Des Brumes
Jul 31 - Toronto, ON - Rivoli
Aug 1 - Detroit, MI - Lager House
Aug 2 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues** (Lollapalooza Pre-show)
Aug 3 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
Aug 4  - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway Nightclub
Aug 5 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Cafe
Aug 6 - Atlanta, GA - 529
Aug 7 - Durham, NC - Garage
Sept 20 - New York, NY - Central Park Summer Stage^
* w/ Pasion Pit
** w/ Passion Pit and GIVERS
^ w/ Dr. Dog