SHPONGLE ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR DATES FOR APRIL/MAY
Having recently released their long-awaited and much anticipated fourth studio album, Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland, the U.K.-based DJ/Producer Simon Posford (who, together with Raja Ram on flute, makes up Shpongle) will tour the United States from coast to coast this April and May, making stops in all four corners of the country along the way.
With the release of this album and subsequent tour, the internationally acclaimed electronica project have returned from what many fans feared was a void after the release of their third album in the summer of 2005. Posford, the producer, multi-instrumentalist and driving force behind Shpongle's exploratory odyssey and sonic oddity, will delight fans new and old with tonal textures that break boundaries of convention while at the same time harnessing the primal energy of sound. Coupled with the richly evocative flute musings of Ram, the Shpongle experience is one of both worldly and otherworldly roots.
Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland contains languages of harmonic and melodic construction that long-time fans will know and love, while taking massive leaps forward in terms of production techniques, structure and direction. With influences drawn from Steve Reich to Big Brother TV shows and beyond, Shpongle continues to evolve and inspire. All out Shpongle-mania has ensued for this album's release, clearly demonstrated in October when the London launch party sold out and a second night had to be added.
For portions of this tour, Shpongle will be accompanied by a smorgasbord of artists including fellow Twisted Records alumni, Prometheus (Benji Vaughan, who, together with Posford constitute the group, Younger Brother) and world-renowned digital media artists VJ Zebbler and ArcheDream for Humankind, an international theater company that merges ancient ritual with modern technology to unite, uplift and empower. The experience is sure to enchant audiences with a visceral dance of psychedelic sensory information that can only be described as "...a strange hybrid of electronic manipulation and shamanic midgets with frozen digits squeezing the envelope and crawling through the doors of perception…"
Shpongle Tour Dates
04/13/10 Charleston Pour House Charleston, SC
04/14/10 New Earth Music Hall Athens, GA
04/15/10 The Vallarium Knoxville, TN
04/16/10 Limelight Nashville, TN
04/17/10 The Fillmore New York, NY
04/20/10 The Granada Lawrence, KS
04/21/10 Bourbon Theater Lincoln, NB
04/22/10 Aggie Theater Fort Collins, CO
04/23/10 The Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
04/24/10 The Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
04/28/10 The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, CA
04/29/10 Arcata Theatre and Lounge Arcata, CA
04/30/10 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
05/01/10 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX
05/02/10 Trees Dallas, TX
05/05/10 Pantages Theater Minneapolis, MN
05/06/10 Kinetic Playground Chicago, IL
05/07/10 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
05/08/10 Showbox Seattle, WA
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