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Devendra Banhart Launches Tour of US and Canada

  • Friday, May 3, 2013
    Devendra Banhart Launches Tour of US and Canada

    Devendra Banhart, who made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of his eighth studio album, Mala, in March, kicks off a three-month-long tour of the United States, Canada, and Europe this weekend. Shows at Aspen's Belly Up and Denver's Gothic Theatre on Saturday and Sunday launch a six-week tour in the US and Canada, heading next to Arizona and to the West Coast for a run up California, Oregon, and Washington; then to the Midwest, Canada, and the East Coast, culminating in a concert at The Town Hall in New York City on June 12.

    On June 26, Devendra Banhart begins a five-week tour of Europe with stops in the UK and Ireland, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. 

    In advance of Saturday's tour-launching concert, Banhart spoke with the Aspen Times about varied influences on the music of Mala, which writer Stewart Oksenhorn describes as "otherworldly," with Banhart's vocals imbued with a "haunting tone"; the recording process behind the album; and what to expect as he performs the new songs on tour. Read the article at aspentimes.com.

    In Denver, Westword's Tom Murphy, previewing Sunday's concert, says that Banhart, while ever difficult to pin to one genre, does exemplify those who "play constantly evolving music rooted in folk and take it to interesting, cosmic places without consciously trying to go psychedelic." Murphy says Mala "is arguably his most fully realized work to date." Read more at westword.com.

    See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates; visit nonesuch.com/on-tour for additional details and tickets links. 

    Mala was released to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, with Pitchfork calling it "Banhart's best record in nearly a decade." Following early four-star reviews in Mojo, Q, the Times of London, and others, the Guardian recently added its own four-star review, describing it as a "triumph." Under the Radar concludes: "He's a singularly idiosyncratic and brilliant songwriter, one hitting an arresting stride on this uniformly superb album."

    To pick up a copy of Mala on CD, vinyl, MP3, and FLAC, head to the Nonesuch Store now.

    DEVENDRA BANHART ON TOUR

    May 4 Belly Up Aspen, CO
    May 5 Gothic Theatre Denver, CO
    May 7 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
    May 8 Crescent Ballroom* Phoenix, AZ
    May 9 Belly Up Tavern San Diego, CA
    May 11 SoHo Santa Barbara, CA
    May 12 Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown, CA
    May 14 Observatory Santa Ana, CA
    May 16 Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
    May 18 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA
    May 21 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
    May 23 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
    May 25 Sasquatch Festival Seattle, WA
    May 26 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
    May 30 Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
    May 31 Park West Chicago, IL
    Jun 1  St. Andrew's Hall  Detroit, MI 
    Jun 3 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
    Jun 5 Corona Montreal, QC
    Jun 7 Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA
    Jun 8 Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Washington, DC
    Jun 10 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
    Jun 12 The Town Hall  New York, NY 
         

     

    Jun 26 The Button Factory Dublin, IRELAND
    Jun 28 The Old Market Brighton, UK
    Jun 29 Glastonbury Festival Pilton, UK
    Jul 2 Kulturkirche Cologne, GERMANY
    Jul 3 Gruenspan Hamburg, GERMANY
    Jul 4 Muffathalle Munich, GERMANY
    Jul 6 Heineken Open'er Festival Gdynia, POLAND
    Jul 8 Heimathafen Neukölln Berlin, GERMANY
    Jul 9 Mousonturm Frankfurt, GERMANY
    Jul 11 Paradiso Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
    Jul 12 Le Splendid Lille, FRANCE
    Jul 13 Le Trianon Paris, FRANCE
    Jul 14 Montreux Jazz Festival** Montreux, SWITZERLAND
    Jul 17 The Ritz Manchester, UK
    Jul 20 Dour Festival Dour, BELGIUM
    Jul 21 Colours of Ostrava Festival Ostrava, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Jul 22 Blue Balls Festival Lucerne, SWITZERLAND
    Jul 25 Piazza Napoleone† Lucca, ITALY
    Jul 26 Rock in Roma† Rome, ITALY
    Jul 27 CarroPonte Milan, ITALY
    Jul 30 Sala Apolo Barcelona, SPAIN
    Jul 31 Teatro Circo Price Madrid, SPAIN
    Aug 2 Casa da Musica Porto, PORTUGAL
    Aug 3 CCB Lisbon, PORTUGAL
         

    * w/ Of Montreal
    ** w/ James Blake
     † w/ Neil Young

on April 30, 2013 - 5:10pm
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Devendra Banhart kicks off a six-week tour of the United States and Canada this weekend, featuring music from his recently released Nonesuch debut album, Mala. The tour begins with two shows in Colorado this weekend and heads next to Arizona and to the West Coast for a run up California, Oregon, and Washington; then to the Midwest, Canada, and the East Coast, culminating in a concert at The Town Hall in New York City on June 12. Banhart begins a five-week tour of Europe on June 26.

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Devendra Banhart, who made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of his eighth studio album, Mala, in March, kicks off a three-month-long tour of the United States, Canada, and Europe this weekend. Shows at Aspen's Belly Up and Denver's Gothic Theatre on Saturday and Sunday launch a six-week tour in the US and Canada, heading next to Arizona and to the West Coast for a run up California, Oregon, and Washington; then to the Midwest, Canada, and the East Coast, culminating in a concert at The Town Hall in New York City on June 12.

On June 26, Devendra Banhart begins a five-week tour of Europe with stops in the UK and Ireland, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. 

In advance of Saturday's tour-launching concert, Banhart spoke with the Aspen Times about varied influences on the music of Mala, which writer Stewart Oksenhorn describes as "otherworldly," with Banhart's vocals imbued with a "haunting tone"; the recording process behind the album; and what to expect as he performs the new songs on tour. Read the article at aspentimes.com.

In Denver, Westword's Tom Murphy, previewing Sunday's concert, says that Banhart, while ever difficult to pin to one genre, does exemplify those who "play constantly evolving music rooted in folk and take it to interesting, cosmic places without consciously trying to go psychedelic." Murphy says Mala "is arguably his most fully realized work to date." Read more at westword.com.

See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates; visit nonesuch.com/on-tour for additional details and tickets links. 

Mala was released to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, with Pitchfork calling it "Banhart's best record in nearly a decade." Following early four-star reviews in Mojo, Q, the Times of London, and others, the Guardian recently added its own four-star review, describing it as a "triumph." Under the Radar concludes: "He's a singularly idiosyncratic and brilliant songwriter, one hitting an arresting stride on this uniformly superb album."

To pick up a copy of Mala on CD, vinyl, MP3, and FLAC, head to the Nonesuch Store now.

DEVENDRA BANHART ON TOUR

May 4 Belly Up Aspen, CO
May 5 Gothic Theatre Denver, CO
May 7 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
May 8 Crescent Ballroom* Phoenix, AZ
May 9 Belly Up Tavern San Diego, CA
May 11 SoHo Santa Barbara, CA
May 12 Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown, CA
May 14 Observatory Santa Ana, CA
May 16 Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
May 18 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA
May 21 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
May 23 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
May 25 Sasquatch Festival Seattle, WA
May 26 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
May 30 Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
May 31 Park West Chicago, IL
Jun 1  St. Andrew's Hall  Detroit, MI 
Jun 3 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
Jun 5 Corona Montreal, QC
Jun 7 Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA
Jun 8 Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Washington, DC
Jun 10 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Jun 12 The Town Hall  New York, NY 
     

 

Jun 26 The Button Factory Dublin, IRELAND
Jun 28 The Old Market Brighton, UK
Jun 29 Glastonbury Festival Pilton, UK
Jul 2 Kulturkirche Cologne, GERMANY
Jul 3 Gruenspan Hamburg, GERMANY
Jul 4 Muffathalle Munich, GERMANY
Jul 6 Heineken Open'er Festival Gdynia, POLAND
Jul 8 Heimathafen Neukölln Berlin, GERMANY
Jul 9 Mousonturm Frankfurt, GERMANY
Jul 11 Paradiso Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Jul 12 Le Splendid Lille, FRANCE
Jul 13 Le Trianon Paris, FRANCE
Jul 14 Montreux Jazz Festival** Montreux, SWITZERLAND
Jul 17 The Ritz Manchester, UK
Jul 20 Dour Festival Dour, BELGIUM
Jul 21 Colours of Ostrava Festival Ostrava, CZECH REPUBLIC
Jul 22 Blue Balls Festival Lucerne, SWITZERLAND
Jul 25 Piazza Napoleone† Lucca, ITALY
Jul 26 Rock in Roma† Rome, ITALY
Jul 27 CarroPonte Milan, ITALY
Jul 30 Sala Apolo Barcelona, SPAIN
Jul 31 Teatro Circo Price Madrid, SPAIN
Aug 2 Casa da Musica Porto, PORTUGAL
Aug 3 CCB Lisbon, PORTUGAL
     

* w/ Of Montreal
** w/ James Blake
 † w/ Neil Young

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