Published Jul 28, 2009While tour announcements are pretty commonplace in these here news pages, rarely do they get us as excited as this one. Word has just come that in mid-October Bradford Cox's non-Deerhunter outfit Atlas Sound will pair up with long-running British pop experimentalists Broadcast for a month-long jaunt across Canada and the U.S.
On the co-headlining tour, the bands will play Montreal on October 23, Toronto on October 24 and Vancouver on October 30, just in time for Cox's favourite time of year: Halloween. Apparently, Broadcast's set will involve a "stripped down" evening of the group's tunes, new and old, by the band's Trish Keenan and James Cargill, while Atlas Sound will feature Cox and presumably a cast of thrown-together backing players.
As previously reported, Atlas Sound have their Logos album heading our way October 20 via Kranky, and Broadcast will have a new EP due out October 13 on Warp. That Broadcast release doesn't have a title yet, but via a web post, Keenan ensures us it will be full of "seancing songs and witch cult rumbles."
Here are all the bands' joint dates:
10/15 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
10/16 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
10/17 Washington, D.C. - Black Cat
10/18 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
10/20 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
10/21 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/22 Boston, MA - The Paradise
10/23 Montreal, QC - Le National
10/24 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
10/25 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
10/26 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
10/27 Northfield, MN - The Cave
10/30 Vancouver, BC - TBA
10/31 Seattle, WA - Nuemos
11/1 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
11/3 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
11/4 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
11/5 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room