Kishi Bashi Books North American Tour, Shares New Video

BY Alex HudsonPublished Mar 20, 2014

Pop violinist Kishi Bashi is preparing to issue his album Lighght on May 13 through Joyful Noise Recordings, and he's announced plans to support it with an extensive tour in spring and early summer.

Following a smattering of shows and festival appearances in March and April, the tour will begin in earnest in May, shortly before the album comes out. From there, he will tour throughout North America for more than a month, playing a heap of U.S. gigs and making Canadian appearances in Vancouver (May 21) and Toronto (June 2).

See the jam-packed schedule below. Scroll past that to watch a video for the previously unveiled "Philosophize in It! Chemicalize with It!" The psychedelically animated video is filled with with brightly coloured bubbles and is every bit as intricate and giddy as the song itself.

Tour dates:

03/22 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre (Slingshot Festival)
04/01 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
04/02 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
04/03 Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
04/04 Iowa City, IA - The Mill (Mission Creek Festival)
04/05 Kansas City, MO - Middle of the Map Festival
05/07 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
05/08 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
05/09 Austin, TX - Mohawk
05/10 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs
05/11 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
05/13 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
05/14 Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
05/15 San Diego, CA - The Irenic
05/16 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
05/17 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
05/19 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
05/20 Seattle, WA - The Showbox at the Market
05/21 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
05/23 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05/24 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
05/25 Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Music Hall
05/26 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
05/27 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
05/29 Madison, WI - Memorial Union Terrace
05/30 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
05/31 Chicago, IL - Metro
06/01 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
06/02 Toronto, ON - Virgin Mobile Mod Club
06/03 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
06/04 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
06/05 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/06 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
06/08 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
06/09 Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
06/10 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
06/11 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
07/12 Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival

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