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  • January 23, 2017

    Devendra Banhart launches a two-month North American tour, featuring music from his 2016 album, Ape in Pink Marble, at The Showbox in Seattle tonight. The tour continues with stops in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Boulder, Santa Fe, Austin, Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, DC, New York City, and more. The European tour begins in April.

  • November 29, 2016

    Devendra Banhart, who has announced several US tour dates for early 2017, now announces several shows in Europe and the UK to follow. The tour begins at Auditorium di Milano on April 3, followed by concerts in Munich, Berlin, Brussels, Rotterdam, and Paris, culminating at Hackney Empire in London on April 12. Tickets for the London show go on sale November 30; the remaining shows go on sale Friday, December 2.

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  • Nonesuch Records releases Devendra Banhart's new album, Ape in Pink Marble, on September 23, 2016. The album, Banhart's ninth, was written, produced, arranged, and recorded in Los Angeles by the singer/songwriter/guitarist with his longtime collaborators Noah Georgeson and Josiah Steinbrick, both of whom also worked on Banhart's most recent album, Mala (2013). Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of the album's opening track, "Middle Names," which you can hear above, and an exclusive, limited-edition autographed print of a drawing by Banhart.

    Devendra Banhart was born in Houston, Texas, and moved with his mother to her native Caracas, Venezuela, when his parents separated. The family relocated to Los Angeles during his teenage years; it was there that he learned to speak English, skateboard, and play music. Banhart first began to perform in public while attending the San Francisco Art Institute. He has since lived in New York City, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, where he currently resides.

    Banhart first attracted international notice with his 2002 debut album, Oh Me Oh My… The Way the Day Goes By the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs of the Christmas Spirit—a collection of recordings he had made for himself. Subsequent albums include Rejoicing in the Hands (2004), Niño Rojo (2004), Cripple Crow (2005), and Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (2007), and What Will We Be (2009). Mala, his Nonesuch debut, was described by Q as a "career-best" and by the Wall Street Journal as his "most concise, hushed and winsome effort to date." Banhart has collaborated with fellow musicians including Anohni (formerly known as Antony) and the Johnsons, Beck, Vashti Bunyan, Os Mutantes, and Vetiver. He also has performed with both Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, and was part of a David Byrne–curated concert at Carnegie Hall.

    An accomplished visual artist, Banhart's distinctive, minutely inked, often enigmatic drawings have appeared in galleries all over the world, including the Art Basel Contemporary Art Fair in Miami; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels; and Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2015 Prestel published I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street, a collection of his of drawings, paintings, and mixed media pieces. He has created the cover art for most of his records, and in 2010 his artwork and packaging for What Will We Be was nominated for a Grammy.

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Tour

Tue, Feb 21
Athens, GA
Georgia Theatre
Tue, Feb 21
Athens, GA
Georgia Theatre
Thu, Feb 23
St. Petersburg, FL
State Theater
Thu, Feb 23
St. Petersburg, FL
State Theater
Fri, Feb 24
Orlando, FL
The Beacham Theater
Fri, Feb 24
Orlando, FL
The Beacham Theater
Sat, Feb 25
Miami Beach, FL
North Beach Bandshell
Sat, Feb 25
Miami Beach, FL
North Beach Bandshell
Sun, Mar 5
Minneapolis, MN
Fine Line Music Café
Sun, Mar 5
Minneapolis, MN
Fine Line Music Café
Mon, Mar 6
Chicago, IL
Thalia Hall
Mon, Mar 6
Chicago, IL
Thalia Hall
Tue, Mar 7
Detroit, MI
The Magic Stick
Tue, Mar 7
Detroit, MI
The Magic Stick
Thu, Mar 9
Toronto, ON
Phoenix Concert Theatre
Thu, Mar 9
Toronto, ON
Phoenix Concert Theatre
Fri, Mar 10
Montreal, QC
Metropolis
Fri, Mar 10
Montreal, QC
Metropolis
Sat, Mar 11
Portland, ME
Port City Music Hall
Sat, Mar 11
Portland, ME
Port City Music Hall
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Nonesuch Records releases Devendra Banhart's new album, Ape in Pink Marble, on September 23, 2016. The album, Banhart's ninth, was written, produced, arranged, and recorded in Los Angeles by the singer/songwriter/guitarist with his longtime collaborators Noah Georgeson and Josiah Steinbrick, both of whom also worked on Banhart's most recent album, Mala (2013). Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of the album's opening track, "Middle Names," which you can hear above, and an exclusive, limited-edition autographed print of a drawing by Banhart.

Devendra Banhart was born in Houston, Texas, and moved with his mother to her native Caracas, Venezuela, when his parents separated. The family relocated to Los Angeles during his teenage years; it was there that he learned to speak English, skateboard, and play music. Banhart first began to perform in public while attending the San Francisco Art Institute. He has since lived in New York City, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, where he currently resides.

Banhart first attracted international notice with his 2002 debut album, Oh Me Oh My… The Way the Day Goes By the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs of the Christmas Spirit—a collection of recordings he had made for himself. Subsequent albums include Rejoicing in the Hands (2004), Niño Rojo (2004), Cripple Crow (2005), and Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (2007), and What Will We Be (2009). Mala, his Nonesuch debut, was described by Q as a "career-best" and by the Wall Street Journal as his "most concise, hushed and winsome effort to date." Banhart has collaborated with fellow musicians including Anohni (formerly known as Antony) and the Johnsons, Beck, Vashti Bunyan, Os Mutantes, and Vetiver. He also has performed with both Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, and was part of a David Byrne–curated concert at Carnegie Hall.

An accomplished visual artist, Banhart's distinctive, minutely inked, often enigmatic drawings have appeared in galleries all over the world, including the Art Basel Contemporary Art Fair in Miami; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels; and Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2015 Prestel published I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street, a collection of his of drawings, paintings, and mixed media pieces. He has created the cover art for most of his records, and in 2010 his artwork and packaging for What Will We Be was nominated for a Grammy.

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Tour

Tue, Feb 21
Athens, GA
Georgia Theatre
Tue, Feb 21
Athens, GA
Georgia Theatre
Thu, Feb 23
St. Petersburg, FL
State Theater
Thu, Feb 23
St. Petersburg, FL
State Theater
Fri, Feb 24
Orlando, FL
The Beacham Theater
Fri, Feb 24
Orlando, FL
The Beacham Theater
Sat, Feb 25
Miami Beach, FL
North Beach Bandshell
Sat, Feb 25
Miami Beach, FL
North Beach Bandshell
Sun, Mar 5
Minneapolis, MN
Fine Line Music Café
Sun, Mar 5
Minneapolis, MN
Fine Line Music Café
Mon, Mar 6
Chicago, IL
Thalia Hall
Mon, Mar 6
Chicago, IL
Thalia Hall
Tue, Mar 7
Detroit, MI
The Magic Stick
Tue, Mar 7
Detroit, MI
The Magic Stick
Thu, Mar 9
Toronto, ON
Phoenix Concert Theatre
Thu, Mar 9
Toronto, ON
Phoenix Concert Theatre
Fri, Mar 10
Montreal, QC
Metropolis
Fri, Mar 10
Montreal, QC
Metropolis
Sat, Mar 11
Portland, ME
Port City Music Hall
Sat, Mar 11
Portland, ME
Port City Music Hall
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