By Gregory AdamsWe're still waiting for Ariel Pink to properly announce his impending follow-up to his Haunted Graffiti project's 2010 outing Before Today, but it looks as if the weird-pop superstar will take his tunes out on the road for a handful of dates this September.
As Brooklyn Vegan points out, Pink has some late summer/early fall dates lined up around the U.S., but there is one Canadian gig in the mix as well. The lo-fi prince's lone show on our side of the border so far takes place September 27 at Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre. L.A. boogie monster Dâm-Funk and Ferraro will act as openers in Vancouver, as well as during the other West Coast dates.
You can check out the dates announced so far below.
A recent interview with Spin had Pink admitting that he'll likely leave it to the "last possible minute" before he titles his next LP. The album is expected to arrive on 4AD by late August.
As previously reported, the artist explained that his next set is "[loosely] based on a childhood movie that I made with my cousins, basically a combination of Ghost and [The Adventures of] Ford Fairlane. It's like a rock'n'roll detective story. There's a rock star who dies onstage and his brother wants to get to the bottom of the caper."
UPDATE: A Toronto date has also been added to the schedule.
UPDATE 2: Ariel Pink has now fleshed out the schedule even further. You can see all the dates below.
6/24 Tokyo, Japan - Hostess Club Weekender (Ebisu Garden Hall) 6/25 Osaka, Japan - Conpass 9/07 Austin, TX - Mohawk *$ 9/8 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre *$ 9/10 Atlanta, GA - Goat Farm (Goodson Yard Room) *$ 9/11 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle*$ 9/13 Washington DC - 9:30 Club *$ 9/14 New York, NY - Webster Hall *! 9/15 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *% 9/16 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *% 9/18 Montreal, Quebec - Cabaret Du Mile End *% 9/19 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace *% 9/20 Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College 9/21 Chicago, IL - Metro *# 9/22 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe *# 9/24 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall *# 9/25 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *# 9/27 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Rickshaw Theatre *# 9/27-30 Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival 9/29 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *# 10/1 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club *# 10/5 Hollywood, CA - The Fonda Theatre *
* with Bodyguard $ with Moon Diagrams ! with TEEN % with Phedra # with Dâm-Funk