Destroyer Maps Out North American Tour Dates, Shares New Video

Destroyer Maps Out North American Tour Dates, Shares New Video
Dan Bejar recently revealed plans for his next Destroyer album ken, and ahead of the LP's arrival, he's announced a string of upcoming tour dates and shared a new video.
 
After wrapping his previously announced European dates, Destroyer will embark on a fall trek across North America. It kicks off in the new year in Portland and will bring Bejar back to Canada for stops in Toronto on January 22 and Montreal on January 23, before the whole thing wraps up in Vancouver on February 9.
 
He's also unveiled a video for "Tinseltown Swimming in Blood," which was directed by KC (a.k.a Karen Zolo) and addresses themes of identity, borders and race.
 
"I'd just had a conversation about artist Chris Marker with a friend when I was approached to make a music video for the upcoming Destroyer album," Zolo said in a press release. "'You have a month.' Okay... I had no idea what the song even sounded like, but the only idea I had was to remake Chris Marker's La Jetée as faithfully as possible. It's not just an homage to the great cine-poet; it's also about the medium of film, about still photography. It would have been a billion times easier and less stressful to shoot it digitally, but it was worth it."
 
See the full list of Destroyer's upcoming tour dates and watch the video for "Tinseltown Swimming in Blood" below.
 
ken is due out on October 20 via Merge.
 
Tour dates:
 
11/12 Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel
11/13 Aarhus, DK - Voxhall
11/14 Oslo, NO - John Dee
11/15 Stockholm, SE - Fasching
11/16 Copenhagen, DN - Vega
11/17 Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
11/19 Dusseldorf, DE - New Fall Festival
11/21 Zurich, CH - Rote Fabrik
11/22 Montpellier, FR - Le Rockstore
11/23 San Sebastian, ES - Teatro Victoria Eugenia
11/24 Lisbon, PR - Mexefest
11/25 Madrid, ES - Teatro Barcelo
11/26 Valencia, ES - La Rambleta
11/27 Barcelona, ES - Sala Bikini
11/29 Lille, FR - L'Aeronef
11/30 Brighton, UK - Patterns
12/01 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
12/03 Dublin, IE - Button Factory
12/05 Glasgow, UK - CCA (270)
12/06 Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
12/07 London, UK - Scala
12/08 Paris, FR - Petit Bain
12/09 Amsterdam, NE - Paradiso Noord
12/10 Brussels, BE - Botanique Brussels
01/10 Portland, OR – The Wonder Ballroom
01/11 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
01/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
01/13 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
01/15 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
01/16 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
01/17 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
01/18 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
01/19 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
01/20 Chicago, IL – Metro
01/21 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
01/22 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
01/23 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
01/24 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
01/26 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
01/27 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
01/28 Washington, DC – Black Cat
01/29 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
01/30 Carrboro, NC – Cat's Cradle
01/31 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
02/01 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
02/02 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
02/03 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
02/05 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
02/06 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
02/07 Boise, ID – Olympic Venue
02/08 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
02/09 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom