Lotus Pay What You Want Tour

By Team JamBase Aug 3, 2009 12:22 pm PDT


Lotus is about to break ground in a way that no other rock band has done prior – they are plotting a tour this fall that truly allows their legion of fans to pay-what-they-want for tickets. The “Pay-What-You-Want-Tour” featuring Lotus is an eight-night run of shows in western U.S. states, sponsored by Ticketweb, that lets the fans decide how much their show ticket will cost. At the $15.00 Pay-What-You-Want level or higher, fans receive free digital downloads of the band’s two new EPs Feather on Wood and Oil on Glass, both to be released on October 6, 2009.

The Pay-What-You-Want dates are part of Lotus’ larger Fall Tour, running from early-October through the end of the year. Big stops include performances at Denver’s Fillmore, NYC’s Terminal 5, Baltimore’s Sonar, Chicago’s Vic Theatre, and others. Lotus brings out several must-see opening acts for many of these shows, including Break Science ft Adam Deitch, The Egg (from London, U.K.), Big in Japan, and Big Gigantic. Don’t miss a few special small shows: here’s the scoop – two shows at NYC’s Mercury Lounge are being bundled with the T-5 ticket, and the same offer is available for the Denver shows (to get into Quixote’s, you must buy the Fillmore ticket).

Downloads of both new EPs will be bundled with advance ticket purchases for select Fall Tour dates including the three New York City shows, two Denver shows, both Boston shows and a few other shows to be determined. The material on both Feather on Wood and Oil on Glass can be directly traced back to Lotus’ 2008 full-length release, Hammerstrike. A number of songs were recorded that didn’t find their way onto Hammerstrike (either they hadn’t been finished by deadlines or they weren’t coalescing with the sound of that project), but after finishing the album, Lotus decided to revisit these tracks, and the results are extraordinary. Feather on Wood is sunnier with a laid-back vibe, yet not afraid of big rock beauty, while Oil on Glass is darker in character, with more head-nodding tempos.

Listing of forthcoming Lotus tour dates (and who will be opening each show):
09.04 Bottom Line Nagoya, JP
09.05 Metamorphose Festival Tokyo, JP
09.06 Drunkard’s Stadium Kashiwa, JP
09.18 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
09.19 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
10.02 Aces Lounge Austin, TX
10.03 Aces Lounge Austin, TX

PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT Dates (10.06 – 10.14)
10.06 The Roxy Hollywood, CA w/ Break Science ft Adam Deitch
10.07 The Independent San Francisco, CA w/ Break Science ft Adam Deitch
10.08 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR w/ Break Science ft Adam Deitch
10.9 The Showbox Seattle, WA w/ Break Science ft Adam Deitch
10.10 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR w/ Break Science ft Adam Deitch
10.11 The Nightlight Bellingham, WA w/ Break Science ft Adam Deitch
10.13 Knitting Factory Boise, ID w/ Break Science ft Adam Deitch
10.14 Murray Theater Salt Lake City, UT w/ Break Science ft Adam Deitch

10.15 Belly Up Aspen, CO
10.16 Quixote’s Denver, CO
10.17 The Fillmore Denver, CO
10.20 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS
10.21 The Old Rock House St. Louis, MO w/ The Egg
10.22 Slowdown Omaha, NE w/ The Egg
10.23 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN w/ The Egg
10.24 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI w/ The Egg
10.26 Copper Dragon Carbondale, IL w/ The Egg
10.27 Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, IN w/ The Egg
10.28 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH w/ The Egg
10.29 House of Blues Cleveland, OH w/ The Egg
10.30 The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY w/ The Egg
10.31 Sonar Baltimore, MD w/ Big In Japan & The Egg
11.04 Higher Ground Burlington, VT w/ The Egg
11.05 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA w/ The Egg
11.06 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA w/ The Egg
11.07 Revolution Hall Troy, NY
11.10 Is Venue Charlottesville, VA w/ Big Gigantic
11.11 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC w/ Big Gigantic
11.12 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA w/ Big Gigantic
11.13 Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival Live Oak, FL
11.14 Orange Peel Asheville, NC w/ Big Gigantic
11.27 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
11.28 Terminal 5 New York, NY

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