Tortoise Stream 'The Catastrophist,' Extend World Tour

Tortoise Stream 'The Catastrophist,' Extend World Tour
With just one week to go before Tortoise issue their new The Catastrophist LP, the Windy City post-rock experimentalists have revealed another big batch of concert dates to support the forthcoming collection, which they are also now streaming online in full.

Late last year, Tortoise unveiled a tour schedule that would bring them through parts of Europe and North America between January and March. This includes stops at Toronto's Lee's Palace on March 12 and at Montreal's Fairmount venue the following night.

Now, a press release confirms that the tour continues in April, with the quintet bouncing back and forth between continents into the middle of the summer. For Canadian fans, this includes a stop at Vancouver's Imperial on April 28.

You'll find the newly updated schedule, which now reveals that Tortoise drummer John McEntire's Sea and Cake bandmate Sam Prekop will be opening several dates, down below.

As previously reported, The Catastrophist is Tortoise's first album release in seven years. It features a number of instrumental cuts, but also features vocal performances from Yo La Tengo's Georgia Hubley and U.S. Maple member Todd Rittman.

The album officially hits retailers next Friday (January 22) through Thrill Jockey, but it's streaming in full now via The Guardian. You can give it a spin beneath the concert info.

Tour dates:

01/23 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall (early & late show)
01/24 Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
02/07 Copenhagen, DK - Vega Jr. *^
02/08 Hamburg, DE - Fabrik *^
02/09 Berlin, DE - Berghain *^
02/10 Antwerpen, BE - Trix *^
02/11 Utrecht, NL - Tivoli *^
02/12 St. Gallen, CH - Palace *$
02/13 Geneva, CH - Antigel Festival *
02/14 Zürich, CH - Stall 6 $
02/15 Reutlingen, DE - Franz.K *
02/16 Vienna, AT - Arena *^
02/17 Budapest, HU - A 38 *
02/18 Zagreb, HR - Mochvara*
02/19 Bologna, IT - Locomotiv Club*
02/20 Rome, IT - Monk Club*
02/21 Milan, IT - Magnolia Club*
02/22 Istanbul, TR - CRR Concert Hall 
02/23 London, UK - Village Underground *
03/09 Minneapolis, MN - The Cedar Cultural Center #
03/11 Ann Arbor, MI - The Blind Pig #
03/12 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace #
03/13 Montreal, QC - Fairmount #
03/14 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse #
03/15 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair #
03/16 New York, NY - (Le) Poisson Rouge #
03/17 Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield #
03/18 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts #
03/19 Washington, DC - Black Cat #
03/20 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern #
03/21 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel #
03/22 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall #
03/23 Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival #
03/24 Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio #
04/26 Boise, ID - Radio Boise Tuesday 
04/27 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
04/28 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
04/29 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
04/30 Sonoma, CA - Sonoma Winery / Redwood Barn
05/01 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
05/02 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
05/03 Solana Beach - Belly Up
05/04 Phoenix AZ - Desert Daze Phoenix at Crescent Ballroom
05/06 Austin, TX - Mohawk
05/08 Dallas, TX - Dada
05/09 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
05/10 Chicago, IL - Metro
05/11 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
05/12 Denver, CO - Bluebird
05/13 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05/14 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
05/27 Torino, IT - Cap10100
05/28 Brescia, IT - Latteria Molloy 
05/29 Munich, DE - Feierwerk
05/30 Frankfurt, DE - Das Bett
05/31 Paris, FR - TBA 
06/01 Koln, DE - Kulturkirche 
06/02 Besancon, FR - La Rodia
06/05 Nimes, FR - This Is Not A Love Song Festival
06/06 Toulouse, FR Metronum 
06/08 Metz, FR - Les Trinitaires 
06/09 Tourcoing, FR - Le Grand Mix 
07/03 Keflavik, IS - Asbru (ATP Iceland)
07/05 Berlin, DE - Columbia Theater
 
* with Sam Prekop
^ with Blondie Brownie
$ with Little Tornados
# with Mind Over Mirrors