The violin virtuoso, superstar string arranger and the Polaris Music Prize winner formerly known as Final Fantasy, Owen Pallett has just announced several tour dates supporting some of the biggest names in indie rock. On top of that, he's sharing his new single for the price of free.
Pallett kicks off his tour with a solo show later this month at Montreal's Osheaga Festival, followed by back-to-back gigs at NYC's Madison Square Garden opening for occasional collaborators Arcade Fire (along with Spoon) before playing four East coast dates with the Dirty Projectors. In September, he will embark upon a month-long U.S. tour with the National.
Pallett's most recent full-length, Heartland, is out now on Domino Records. The first single from, "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt," which features the album version and five remixes from quirky producers such as Dan Deacon, Max Tundra and Simon Bookish, has just been released digitally and on twelve-inch, and is available for free download here for one week only.
Lewis Takes Off His Shirt:
1. "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt" (Album Version) 2. "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt" (Dan Deacon Remix) 3. "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt" (Benoit Pioulard Remix) 4. "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt" (CFCF Remix) 5. "Keep The Dog Quiet" (Simon Bookish Remix) 6. "Midnight Directives" (Max Tundra Remix)
7/31 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival 8/4 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden * 8/5 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden * 9/7 Washington DC - 930 Club # 9/8 Philadelphia PA - Trocadero # 9/11 New York NY - Terminal 5 # 9/13 Boston MA - Wilbur Theatre # 9/24 Montclair NJ - Wellmont Theatre ** 9/25 Pittsburgh PA - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead ** 9/27 Louisville KY - WL Lyons Brown Theatre ** 9/29 Kansas City MO - Uptown Theater ** 9/30 St Louis MO - The Pageant ** 10/2 Indianapolis IN - Egyptian Room ** 10/4 Raleigh NC - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium ** 10/5 Atlanta GA - Fox Theatre ** 10/6 Lake Buena Vista FL - House of Blues ** 10/8 Houston TX - House of Blues ** 10/9 Dallas TX - House of Blues ** 10/13 Tucson AZ - Rialto Theatre ** 10/14 Tempe AZ - Marquee Theatre ** 10/16 Pomona CA - Fox Theatre **
* with the Arcade Fire and Spoon # with the Dirty Projectors ** with the National