Euforquestra's Winter/Spring Tour
New Studio and Live Albums
After performing for packed houses at Umphrey's McGee and moe. late night shows in Denver, one of the scene's hottest and most versatile world beat groups, Euforquestra, returns to the Midwest this Winter and Spring. The Fort Collins-based seven-piece band will be performing songs from its previous album Explorations in Afrobeat as well as songs from Euforquestra's upcoming album, set for pre-release this Spring. Euforquestra will not only tour its stomping grounds of Iowa, but will also make stops such as The Miramar Theatre in Milwaukee and Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo.
This Spring will bring Euforquestra to The Fox Theatre in Boulder and The Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins as support for dub heroes John Brown's Body. April will include Euforquestra supporting a three-night run on Colorado's Front Range with Colorado greats The Motet. Euforquestra will join Madison's Natty Nation for its second annual "4/20 Celebration" at the Majestic Theatre in Madison. Capping off the season, with great anticipation, Euforquestra will record the band's heavily-awaited first live album April 24 and 25 at its former home base of The Iowa City Yacht Club.
Look for many more Euforquestra dates this Spring and Summer including Wakarusa Camping and Music Festival and Euforquestra's 6th installment of its own festival, Camp Euforia, just outside of Iowa City.
Winter/Spring Tour 2009
2/10 | FitzGerald's | Berwyn, IL
2/11 | Doc’s Music Hall | Muncie, IN
2/12 | Founder’s Brewing Co. | Grand Rapids, MI
2/13 | The Miramar Theatre | Milwaukee, WI
3/13-14 | Mangy Moose | Teton Village, WY
3/19 | Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO – supporting John Brown's Body
3/28 | Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO – supporting John Brown’s Body
4/16 | Hodi's Halfnote | Fort Collins, CO – supporting The Motet
4/17 | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO – supporting The Motet
4/18 | Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver, CO - supporting The Motet
4/20 | Majestic Theatre | Madison, WI – supporting Natty Nation
4/22 | The Hub | Cedar Falls, IA
4/23 | Vaudeville Mews | Des Moines, IA
4/24-25 | Iowa City Yacht Club | Iowa City, IA – recording live album
6/4-7 | Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival
7/17-18 | Camp Euforia | Lone Tree, IA – Euforquestra's 6th annual festival
(more Spring and Summer dates to come)
Euforquestra (pronounced "yoo-fohr-keh-struh" – Euphoria+Orchestra+flavór) is a cutting-edge, world beat ensemble out of Fort Collins, CO, (originally from Iowa City, IA) with influences spanning a wide array of traditional music and culture from all over the globe. The band has made it a mission to preserve cultural traditions, while at the same time innovating by fusing different worldly styles and original ideas. The self-proclaimed "Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk" brings an explosive sound, moving crowds all over the nation, while touching on such genres as Afrobeat, Afro-Cuban, Samba, Soca, Funk, Reggae, Salsa, Calypso, and Bluegrass. As percussionist and lead vocalist, Matt Grundstad, puts it, "Euforquestra just wants to make people dance..."