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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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Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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