Cloud Cult Announce First U.S. Tour Dates in Nearly Six Months
Band Currently In the Studio Working on New Album for Fall 2010
Cloud Cult has announced U.S. tour dates this February, March and April – their first in nearly six months. The handful of 2010 U.S. dates include a benefit show on February 26 at First Avenue in Minneapolis where all proceeds will go to saving The Electric Fetus
Record Store outside of $1 from each ticket that will be set aside for the American Red Cross' Haiti Relief Fund.
In addition, this past fall Craig and Connie Minowa moved to a new home just West of Madison, WI where Craig has been writing and recording a new album set for release later this year. The record will be the band's first studio album in more than two years and is the follow up to the critically acclaimed Feel Good Ghosts (Tea Partying Through Tornados) .
Though Cloud Cult didn't release a new album in 2009, they did put out a documentary DVD No One Said It Would Be Easy on April 21. The film tells the unique journey of the group, serving as both an introduction and introspection meant for newcomers and fans alike. The band followed up the release of the film with nearly two months of tour dates including their first performance at the annual Coachella Music Festival in Indio, CA.
With a new studio album in the works, Cloud Cult is thrilled to start playing live again. They kicked things off on February 6 with a show in Lutsen, MN and as mentioned above will be doing a benefit concert at First Avenue on February 26. In addition, for the first time ever there will be a Cloud Cult art show featuring works by both Connie
Minowa and Scott West. The art show is free and will take place from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the VIP Room of First Avenue on the same day as the benefit.
2/26/10 - First Avenue Main Room - Minneapolis, MN
2/27/10 - Gardner Lounge at Grinnell Col. - Grinnell, IA
3/26/10 - U. Minnesota Duluth-Kirby - Duluth, MN
4/15/10 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
4/16/10 - 16th Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI