A Tribe Called Red Unveil 'Nation II Nation,' Book Canadian Festival Dates

A Tribe Called Red Unveil 'Nation II Nation,' Book Canadian Festival Dates
Ottawa-based audio-visual trio A Tribe Called Red made the shift from the club to your stereo by releasing a self-titled album last year. This spring, the DJs — who mix electronic music with elements of their First Nations culture — will return with Nation II Nation, which is due out on May 7 through Pirates Blend Records/Tribal Spirit Music.

A press release notes that A Tribe Called Red's music is "EDM that pounds with traditional drumming, reggae's pulse and sway, and dubstep beats." For a taste of what this sounds like, stream the rhythmic "The Road" below. According to a SoundCloud description, the song was released "in solidarity with Idle No More and Chief Theresa Spence."

A Tribe Called Red will be hitting the road in North America this spring and summer. The initial dates are in the U.S. and there's also a brief trip to Europe before the group return to Canada for a string of festival dates during the summer.

Tour dates:

4/16 Portland, OR - Soul'd Out Festival at Holocene
4/17 Seattle, WA - Barboza
4/19 San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
4/20 Los Angeles, CA - The Central SAPC
4/21 San Diego, CA - The Casbah 
4/22 Yuma, AZ - Paradise Event Center
4/23 Phoenix, AZ - Sail In
4/24 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
4/27 New Orleans, LA - Jazz Fest
5/4 Mulheim, Germany - Big Up Festival
5/16-17 Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival
5/26 Chicago, IL - Mayne Room
5/27 Detroit, MI - Movement Festival
5/29 Washington, DC - Tropicalia
5/30 Baltimore, MD - 8 X 10
5/31 Philadelphia, PA - Silk City
6/1 New York, NY - Glasslands
6/2 Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs
6/8 Ottawa, ON - Electric Pow Wow
6/21 Toronto, ON - Opera House
7/10 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest
7/12-13 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Fest
7/18 St John's, NL - Club One
7/19 Antigonish, NS - Evolve Festival
8/2-3 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
8/9-10 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival
8/16 Robson, BC - Robson Valley Festival