While 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