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    Shye Ben Tzur, Rajasthan Express Launch "Junun" European Tour, Open for Radiohead in Select Cities
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    Composer/musician Shye Ben Tzur and the group of Indian musicians known as the Rajasthan Express will perform music from their 2015 album, Junun, on tour at festivals and venues across Europe, starting with two nights in Italy: at the Locus Festival in Bari tonight, and Ravenna Festival on Friday. Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood will join the group for both shows. Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express will open for Radiohead in select cities—Oslo, Stockholm, Florence, Dublin, and Manchester—in addition to their own Junun tour stops in Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, and the UK, with shows in Gateshead, Bristol, Brighton, and London. See below for details and a trailer video for the tour; for all the latest tour information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Jonny Greenwood had joined Shye Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express to record Junun in a makeshift studio inside the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India. The album, made with Radiohead's producer Nigel Godrich, comprises Ben Tzur’s compositions, which feature devotional Sufi qawwal musicians who sing in Urdu as well as in his native Hebrew. The Times of London called it "one of the most inspired releases of the year ... Intriguing, sinuous, and essential listening."

    To pick up a copy of the album, head to iTunes, Amazon, or the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

    JUNUN FEAT. SHYE BEN TZUR & RAJASTHAN EXPRESS ON TOUR

    Jun 1 Locus Festival* Bari, ITALY
    Jun 2 Ravenna Festival* Ravenna, ITALY
    Jun 3 Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, SPAIN
    Jun 5 Music Meeting Festival Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS
    Jun 6&7 Spektrum** (Sold Out) Oslo, NORWAY
    Jun 9 Ericsson Globe** (Sold Out) Stockholm, SWEDEN
    Jun 11 Rich Mix London, UK
    Jun 14 Ippodromo del Visarno** (Sold Out) Florence, ITALY
    Jun 17 Respect Festival Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Jun 18 Best Kept Secret Festival* Hilvarenbeek, NETHERLANDS
    Jun 20 3Arena** (Sold Out) Dublin, IRELAND
    Jun 22 Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK
    Jun 24 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
    Jun 26 The Lantern Bristol, UK
    Jun 27 The Haunt Brighton, UK
    Jun 29 Jewish Cultural Festival Kraków, POLAND
    Jul 4&5 Manchester Arena** (Sold Out) Manchester, UK
    Jul 7 Istanbul Jazz Festival Istanbul, TURKEY
         

    *w/Jonny Greenwood
    ** opening for Radiohead

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Shye Ben Tzur, Rajasthan Express Launch "Junun" European Tour, Open for Radiohead in Select Cities

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Shye Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express will perform music from their 2015 album, Junun, which the Times of London called "one of the most inspired releases of the year ," on tour across Europe, starting with two nights in Italy: at the Locus Festival in Bari tonight, and Ravenna Festival on Friday. Jonny Greenwood will join the group for both shows. Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express will open for Radiohead in select cities in addition to their own tour stops.

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Composer/musician Shye Ben Tzur and the group of Indian musicians known as the Rajasthan Express will perform music from their 2015 album, Junun, on tour at festivals and venues across Europe, starting with two nights in Italy: at the Locus Festival in Bari tonight, and Ravenna Festival on Friday. Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood will join the group for both shows. Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express will open for Radiohead in select cities—Oslo, Stockholm, Florence, Dublin, and Manchester—in addition to their own Junun tour stops in Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, and the UK, with shows in Gateshead, Bristol, Brighton, and London. See below for details and a trailer video for the tour; for all the latest tour information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Jonny Greenwood had joined Shye Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express to record Junun in a makeshift studio inside the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India. The album, made with Radiohead's producer Nigel Godrich, comprises Ben Tzur’s compositions, which feature devotional Sufi qawwal musicians who sing in Urdu as well as in his native Hebrew. The Times of London called it "one of the most inspired releases of the year ... Intriguing, sinuous, and essential listening."

To pick up a copy of the album, head to iTunes, Amazon, or the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

JUNUN FEAT. SHYE BEN TZUR & RAJASTHAN EXPRESS ON TOUR

Jun 1 Locus Festival* Bari, ITALY
Jun 2 Ravenna Festival* Ravenna, ITALY
Jun 3 Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, SPAIN
Jun 5 Music Meeting Festival Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS
Jun 6&7 Spektrum** (Sold Out) Oslo, NORWAY
Jun 9 Ericsson Globe** (Sold Out) Stockholm, SWEDEN
Jun 11 Rich Mix London, UK
Jun 14 Ippodromo del Visarno** (Sold Out) Florence, ITALY
Jun 17 Respect Festival Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Jun 18 Best Kept Secret Festival* Hilvarenbeek, NETHERLANDS
Jun 20 3Arena** (Sold Out) Dublin, IRELAND
Jun 22 Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK
Jun 24 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
Jun 26 The Lantern Bristol, UK
Jun 27 The Haunt Brighton, UK
Jun 29 Jewish Cultural Festival Kraków, POLAND
Jul 4&5 Manchester Arena** (Sold Out) Manchester, UK
Jul 7 Istanbul Jazz Festival Istanbul, TURKEY
     

*w/Jonny Greenwood
** opening for Radiohead

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