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Following their recent performances throughout Australia, Sunn O))) this week travels to the South-eastern US for a run of tour dates. Leading off with the massive Big Ears Fest in Knoxville this weekend where they'll share the stage with Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass, Andrew Bird, Yo La Tengo, Sun Ra Arkestra, Wolf Eyes, label mates Big | Brave, and many others, shows in Nashville, Athens, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Tampa follow through April 8th. Later in April, Sunn O))) will travel to Austin to take part in Levitation 2016 with the likes of Brian Wilson, Animal Collective, The Brian Jonestown Masacre, Sleep, and many more.
May sees Sunn O))) performing throughout the South-western and West Coast states, with shows in Denver, Albuquerque, Tucson, Los Angeles, and Oakland, May 2nd through 7th. This tour is followed later in the month with the band's participation in Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina on May 21st. In June, they will tour through St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit on their way to tow major Canadian festivals; Unsound Toronto at Luminato Festival on June 10th, and Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in Montreal on June 11th. The band then immediately crosses the Atlantic for shows in Amsterdam and Ghent preceding their return to Hellfest in France on June 17th.
The touring line-up for these shows will include founding members Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley, as well as long-time members Attila Csihar, Tos Nieuwenhuizen, and Steve Moore (Earth, Stebmo). Additional international live performances are still being scheduled for the Spring and Summer months.
SUNN O))) Tour Dates:
4/02/2016 Big Ears Fest - Knoxville, TN[tickets]
4/03/2016 Exit/in - Nashville, TN [tickets]
4/05/2016 Georgia - Athens, GA [tickets]
4/06/2016 Terminal West - Atlanta, GA [tickets]
4/07/2016 Sun Ray Theatre - Jacksonville, FL [tickets]
4/08/2016 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL [tickets]
4/30/2016 Levitation - Austin, TX [tickets]
5/02/2016 Gothic Theater - Denver, CO [tickets]
5/03/2016 Sister Bar - Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
5/04/2016 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ [tickets]
5/06/2016 Regent Theater - Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
5/07/2016 Oakland Metro Operahouse - Oakland, CA [tickets]
5/21/2016 Moogfest - Durham, NC [tickets]
/06/2016 The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO [tickets]
6/07/2016 Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL [tickets]
6/08/2016 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH [tickets]
6/09/2016 El Club - Detroit, MI [tickets]
6/10/2016 Hearn Generating Station - Toronto, ON @ Unsound Toronto at Luminato Festival [tickets]
6/11/2016 Theatre Fairmount - Montreal, QC @ Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival [info]
6/14/2016 Paradiso - Amsterdam, NL
6/15/2016 Vooruit - Ghent, BE
6/17/2016 Hellfest - Clisson, FR
Japanese Drone / Stoner / Experimental veterans Boris have announced a run of US tour dates this coming April surrounding "Gensho", their new collaborative Relapse release with noise legend Merzbow. The tour will see the band playing eight shows across the American Southwest and West Coast. A full itinerary is available below.
4/29/2016 Levitation Fest - Austin, TX
4/30/2016 Carson Creek - Austin, TX
5/01/2016 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
5/02/2016 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
5/03/2016 Green Room - Flagstaff, AZ
5/05/2016 The New Parish - Oakland, CA
5/06/2016 Strummers - Fresno, CA
5/07/2016 The Glass House - Pomona, CA
Boris with Merzbow's forthcoming collaboration is due out March 18th via Relapse Records. Named after the Japanese word for "phenomenon," Gensho is a unique release featuring over one-hundred-fiifty minutes of new music spread across two CDs and four LPs (available as two separate 2XLP sets or a deluxe 4xLP edition). The Boris songs are percussion-less reinventions of classic tracks from the band's storied catalog, while Merzbow's songs are entirely new compositions.
You can now stream Boris's "Heavy Rain" alongside Merzbow's "Goloka Pt. 2" via Rolling Stone here. The tracks are also available for streaming separately. Additionally, a trailer of new music and a live music video of the two artists performing the songs "Huge" and "Planet Of The Cows" together can be viewed HERE and HERE respectively.
Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse at THIS LOCATION, and digital pre-orders can be found at Bandcamp HERE.
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