Published Jul 13, 2015Though New York art-rock ensemble Battles haven't issued an LP since 2011's Gloss Drop, fans just may get to see the act play some new tunes on their forthcoming world tour.
Today (July 13), the threesome of guitarist Ian Williams, bassist Dave Konopka and drummer John Stanier revealed that they're back in Battles mode, and have plans to hit venues across North America and Europe between August and November.
The trip begins with a handful of European festival appearances, but Battles crosses over into Canada by October, hitting Toronto's Lee's Palace on October 1. A Vancouver date is booked October 6 at the Imperial. Following a few more U.S. appearances, they take the trip back to Europe.
You'll find all of the tour info down below.
While Gloss Drop was Battles' last full-length studio effort, the trio did deliver four remix 12-inches in 2012 that were collected together as Dross Glop. They did, however, suggest back in 2014 that they had started working on their third full-length album.
The as-yet-undetailed album will be the project's second as a trio, with founding member Tyondai Braxton having left the band in 2010. Braxton issued his HIVE1 solo LP earlier in 2015.
08/07 Sicily, Italy - Ypsigrock Festival
08/20 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
08/22 Portland, OR - MusicfestNW
08/23 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival
09/05 Laois, Ireland - Electric Picnic Festival
09/07 Prague, Czech Republic - STIMUL Festival
09/10 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
09/30 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10/01 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
10/02 Chicago, IL - Metro
10/03 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
10/06 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
10/07 Seattle, WA - Neptune
10/08 Portland, OR - Hawthorne
10/09 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
10/11 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
10/13 Dallas, TX - Trees
10/14 Austin, TX - Mohawk
10/15 New Orleans, LA - Republic
10/16 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10/17 Nashville, TN - Exit In
10/18 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/19 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/20 New York, NY - Webster Hall
10/23 Manchester, England - Academy 2
10/24 Bristol, England - Simple Things
10/25 Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC Glasgow
10/28 London, England - Electric Ballroom
10/29 Lille, France - Le Grand Mix
10/30 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
10/31 Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
11/02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
11/03 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
11/04 Berlin, Germany - Berghain
11/06 Torino, Italy - Club2Club
11/07 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves