Battles Expand Tour, Add Canadian Dates

Battles Expand Tour, Add Canadian Dates
Gregory Adams With Battles' new record Gloss Drop finally in stores, all that's left for the experimental rock troupe to do is promote the hell out of it. Fittingly, the band have just announced several months' worth of tour dates to get the job done.

The band kick things off a European trek tonight (June 8) in London, but make their way back to this side of the pond mid-July. The first Canadian stops they will make will be at Victoria's Sugar Nightclub (July 22) and Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre (July 23).

Battles will take a little bit of time off around then before hitting up some festivals, but the band get back in to the full swing of things again in the fall; an October string of dates will find them hitting up Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton. Check out the full schedule below.

As previously reported, the core trio of Battles will be present in the flesh, while guest vocalists on Gloss Drop, including Boredoms' singer Yamantaka Eye, Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead and Gary Numan, will take part in the shows via triggered sound samples and pre-recorded, projected visuals.

"I didn't want to have just some big screen behind us and have people staring up there and watching someone sing," bassist/guitarist Dave Konopka recently told Exclaim! "So we have it set up so all the visuals are incorporated with our live playing."

To read more about Battles' new live experience, check out our review of their recent Toronto show.

Tour dates:

6/8 London, UK - Heaven

6/9 Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg

6/10 Dortmund, DE - FZW

6/11 Munich, DE - Feierwerk

6/12 Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefährlich

6/23 Rome, IT - Villa Ada

6/24 Bologna, IT - Link

6/25 Pilton, UK - Glastonbury Music Festival

6/26 Cardiff, UK - Solus

6/27 Birmingham, UK - HMV Institute

6/28 Bristol, UK - The Trinity Centre

6/30 Paris, FR - Cabaret Sauvage

7/1 Belfort, FR - Les Eurockeennes

7/2 London, UK - Wireless Festival

7/3 Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival

7/5 Leipzig, DE - Conne Island

7/6 Vienna, AT - Arena

7/7 Ljubljana, CR - Kino Siska

7/8 Trencin, SL - Pohoda Festival

7/10 Naples, IT - Neapolis Festival

7/15 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

7/16 Madison, WI - UW Madison Memorial Terrace

7/17 Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House

7/18 Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theater

7/19 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

7/20 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

7/22 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub

7/23 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre

7/24 Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

7/29-31 Niigata Prefecture, JP - Fuji Rock Festival

8/10 Cannes, FR - Festival Pantiero

8/12 Hertfordshire, UK - Standon Calling

8/13 Saint-Malo, FR - Festival la Route du Rock

8/18 Hasselt, BE - Pukkelpop

8/28 Katowice, PL - Festiwal Nowa Muzyka

10/1 Asbury Park, NJ - ATP's "I'll Be Your Mirror"

10/2 Boston, MA - Royale

10/3 Montreal, QC - Le National

10/4 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre

10/5 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

10/6 Pittsburgh, PA - VIA Festival

10/7 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre

10/8 Minneapolis, MN - First Line Music Cafe

10/10 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room

10/13 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

10/16 Pomona, CA - The Glass House

10/17 Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theater

10/18 Scottsdale, AZ - The Venue

10/20 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's

10/21 Austin, TX - Emos

10/22 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater

10/24 Nashville, TN - Exit/In

10/25 Birmingham, AL - Work/Play

10/27 Maimi, FL - Grand Central

10/28 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade

10/29 Asheville, NC - MoogFest

10/30 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

10/31 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts

11/1 New York, NY - Webster Hall

12/10 Minehead, UK - ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas