Phosphorescent announces tour
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
– Phosphorescent will launch a worldwide spring tour in support of their upcoming album "Muchacho" on Dead Oceans.
Starting with a quick jaunt to SXSW, the tour kicks into full swing March 25 in Philadelphia, weaving it's way across the country for a month before wrapping with a hometown show at New York's Bowery Ballroom.
The band, a revamped quintet led by Matthew Houck, will then hop across the pond for a string of United Kingdom and European shows.
The disc is due March 19 with 10 songs:
1. Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction)
3. Ride On / Right On
4. Terror In The Canyons (The Wounded Master)
5. A Charm / A Blade
6. Muchacho's Tune
7. A New Anhedonia
8. The Quotidian Beasts
9. Down To Go
10. Sun's Arising (A Koan, An Exit)
Tour dates are:
March 12-17 Austin, TX: SXSW
March 25 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda's
March 26 Washington, DC: Rock & Roll Hotel
March 27 Pittsburgh, PA: Club Cafe
March 28 Bloomington, IN: The Bishop
March 30 Denver, CO: Hi Dive
April 01 Salt Lake City: Urban Lounge
April 03 San Diego, CA: Casbah
April 05 Los Angeles, CA: Troubadour
April 06 San Francisco, CA: The Independent
April 08 Portland, OR: Doug Fir Lounge
April 09 Seattle, WA: Neumos
April 12 Saint Paul, MN: Turf Club
April 13 Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall
April 15 Toronto, ON: Horseshoe Tavern
April 16 Montreal, QC: Petit Campus
April 17 Boston, MA: Brighton Music Hall
April 18 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
May 05 Kilkenny, IE: Set Theatre (Kilkenny Roots Festival)
May 07 Manchester, UK: Ruby Lounge
May 09 Brussels, BE: Les Nuits du Botanique - Rotonde
May 10 Amsterdam, NL: Bitterzoet
May 11 Berlin, DE: Kantine am Berghain
May 12 Koln, DE: Blue Shell
May 14 Paris, FR: l'espace B
May 15 London, UK: Village Underground
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