Return Of Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes Announce North American Tour
In Support Of Haih or Amortecedor Their First Album In 35 Years

Os Mutantes
Os Mutantes have announced a tour of North America in support of their new album Haih or Amortecedor. Seeing the legendary "Tropicália" band live is something Kurt Cobain could have only wished for when he pleaded (unsuccessfully) for them to reunite and tour with Nirvana. Now Brazil's beloved Mutantes, long regarded as one of the most influential and innovative bands in pop music, have returned with both an ambitious new album and a series of highly anticipated performances. Revered by musical luminaries, the reunited Mutantes offer something far more intriguing than mere psychedelic nostalgia. While the ingenious genre blending Tropicália spirit remains intact on Haih or Amortecedor, it's clear the Mutantes are not looking to the past, but ahead into further uncharted musical terrain.

Band leader Sergio Dias says he is eager to translate the epic Mutante sound on stage. "I love playing this music live," Dias says. "It is the best thing possible. When we were playing at the Pitchfork festival it was like looking at yourself when you were a kid trying to mumble the words to "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" in English and not understanding the words. There weren't many Brazilians there but the kids were singing our songs in Portuguese. Playing with this band live is amazing. I can not describe anything better other than maybe going into space. It keeps me young."

Os Mutantes Tour Dates:
08/28/09 Fri Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
08/29/09 Sat Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CA
Os Mutantes 09/01/09 Tue Mateel Community Center Redway, CA
Os Mutantes 09/02/09 Wed Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
Os Mutantes 09/03/09 Thu Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
09/04/09 Fri Nightlight Bellingham, WA
09/05/09 Sat Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA
09/19/09 Sat Symbiosis Gathering Groveland, CA
09/24/09 Thu Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, CO
09/25/09 Fri The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
09/26/09 Sat Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
09/30/09 Wed Beachland Ballroom/Tavern Cleveland, OH
10/04/09 Sun Somerville Theatre Somerville, MA
10/08/09 Thu Webster Hall New York, NY
10/09/09 Fri Mr. Small's Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
10/10/09 Sat Capitol Theater Columbus, OH
10/13/09 Tue Skipper's Smokehouse Tampa, FL
10/14/09 Wed Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
10/16/09 Fri Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
10/17/09 Sat Tipitina's Uptown New Orleans, LA
10/18/09 Sun La Zona Rosa Austin, TX

[Published on: 7/29/09]

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