Published Feb 07, 2013Romantic new wave artist Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis Jr.) delivered soul-searching details on his 2012 LP Confess, and it looks as if the Brooklyn musician will offer up some especially personal information on the tellingly titled "True Story Tour."
The trip starts off in Southern California this May and will have Twin Shadow and support act Elliphant making their way into Canada a couple times, hitting up both Vancouver and Toronto. You can see the tour schedule, which also includes festival dates, down below.
Interesting, the angle behind the tour is that Lewis will not only be playing cuts from his back catalogue, but telling a true story every night. Each night will feature a unique tale as told by Lewis or his father.
Lewis explained the concept as such in a statement:
You know when someone tells a story and says "crazier things have happened!" well, you always wish they would just tell you that crazier thing. Like, why would you want to hear a story that's not as good? My father told me great stories my whole life, I often wonder if his stories influenced the way I write music. When talk came up of Twin Shadow hitting the road this year I thought again about how we could make each show special, how each city could have a unique piece of Twin Shadow. I thought about my father's stories, I thought about the stories I tell my friends and I thought this tour would be a good place to share them, so for every city we play my father or myself will tell you one True Story. 24 Cities. 24 Stories. A story for New York, A story for Toronto, A Story for every show on the tour. A gem from the depths of my fathers life and a stone from the recent corners of mine, tales retold from lovers and friends. Welcome to the Twin Shadow True Story Tour.
3/6 Monterrey, MX - Festival Nrml
5/22 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern *
5/24 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
5/27 George, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival
5/28 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
5/31 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
6/1 Chicago, IL - Metro *
6/3 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom *
6/5 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *
6/6 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop *
6/7 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre *
6/9 New York, NY - Governors Ball Music Festival
6/12 Boston, MA - Paradise *
6/15 Washington, DC - Black Cat *
6/16 Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle *
6/18 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
6/20 New Orleans, LA - The Maison *
6/21 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *
6/22 Austin, TX - Emo's East *
6/24 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater *
6/26 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls *
6/27 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom *
6/28 Pomona, CA - The Glass House *
6/29 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre *
7/12-14 Lisbon, PT - Optimus Alive! Festival
* with Elliphant