Unknown Mortal Orchestra Join Forces with Lower Dens for 2016 North American Tour

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Join Forces with Lower Dens for 2016 North American Tour
Photo: Pierre Bourgault
This past spring, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Lower Dens both released new albums. Come 2016, the two indie rock bands will team up to promote those records — Multi-Love and Escape from Evil, respectively — as they've just booked a North American tour together.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra will serve as the headliner for the joint outing, which runs for close to a month from late January into the second half of February. The trip will kick off with its lone Canadian date in Vancouver on January 28, and the groups will then head into the U.S. for a coast-to-coast run. Tickets go on sale this Friday (October 16).

See UMO's full schedule, including their international fall dates, below.

Meanwhile, UMO have shared a new reworking of the song "Cellphone" by SILICON, which is the alias of frontman Ruban Nielson's brother Kody. This features new vocals and instrumentation from Ruban; it will be followed by a SILICON reworking of a UMO song. The fidgety "Cellphone" can be heard at the bottom of this page.

Ruban said in a statement, "My brother was an important part of the recording process of Multi-Love, especially with the drums and keyboards. Kody's SILICON album, God Emoji, extends a lot of the tones and ideas we put into Multi-Love, so I think you'll enjoy it a lot."

Tour dates:

10/29-31 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival
11/01 Tourcoing, France - Le Grand Mix
11/02 Brussels, Belgium - AB Box
11/03 Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
11/06 Zurich, Switzerland - Aktionshalle
11/07 Ravenna, Italy - Bronson
11/08 Geneva, Switzerland - Usine
11/09 Lyon, France - Le Marche Gare
11/11 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo
11/12 Madrid, Spain - Penelope
11/13 Lisbon, Portugal - Armazem F
11/14 Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
11/16 Istanbul, Turkey - Salon Iksv
11/18 Tel Aviv, Israel - Reading 3
12/3 Perth, Australia - Astor Theatre
12/4 Sydney, Australia - Metro Theatre
12/5 Berry, Australia - Fairgrounds Festival 
12/6 Brisbane, Australia - Triffid
12/8 Richmond, Australia - Corner Hotel
12/9 Melbourne, Australia - 170 Russell
12/11-13 Meredith, Australia - Meredith Music Festival
12/12 Auckland, New Zealand - St. James Theatre
12/14 Wellington, New Zealand - Bodega
12/15 Christchurch, New Zealand - Allen St
12/16 Dunedin, New Zealand - Chicks Hotel
12/17 Dunedin, New Zealand - Chicks Hotel
01/28 Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre *
01/29 Seattle, WA - Neptune *
01/30 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall *
02/01 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
02/02 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory *
02/03 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre *
02/05 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace *
02/06 San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger *
02/07 Austin, TX - Emo's *
02/08 Houston, TX - Numbers *
02/09 Dallas, TX - Trees *
02/11 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans *
02/12 Birmingham, AL - Saturn *
02/13 Nashville, TN - Exit In *
02/14 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel *
02/16 Richmond, VA - The National *
02/17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
02/18 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
02/19 New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
02/20 New York, NY - Irving Plaza *  

* with Lower Dens