Published Sep 14, 2012Innovative turntable whiz Kid Koala's live show has previously taken the form of the Space Cadet Headphone Experience, and his next tour promises to be just as unique. This trip will find him travelling around North America this fall to promote his latest album, 12 Bit Blues.
Dubbed the "Vinyl Vaudeville Tour," the outing kicks off on the U.S. West Coast in November. From there, the beatsmith also known as Eric San will travel up to Vancouver before heading to the eastern part of the continent and playing subsequent Canadian shows in Quebec and Toronto.
So what exactly can we expect from the gigs? A press release promises "madness and mayhem up to and including (but not limited to) puppets, dancing robots, dancing girls and gigantic cardboard turntables." The opening set will be a "20-minute musical comedy workout" from Adira Amram and the Experience.
Despite all the fun-loving goofiness, it's important to note that "at root, the show is about nothing more than the incredible musicianship of Eric San," who will be using two SP1200 samplers and three turntables. At the shows, stop by the merch table for information on how to win a private Kid Koala show at your home (no purchase necessary).
Kid Koala's 12 Bit Blues comes out on September 18 via Ninja Tune.
11/1 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
11/2 San Diego, CA - Casbah
11/4 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11/5 Portland, OR - Holocene
11/7 Seattle, WA - Neumos
11/8 Vancouver, BC - Venue
11/21 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/23 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
11/24 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
11/25 Boston, MA - Paradise
11/29 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
11/30 Toronto, ON - The Hoxton
12/1 Chicago, IL - Double Door