Today Chromatics, made up of Ruth Radelet, Johnny Jewel, Adam Miller & Nat Walker, share new single & video “Time Rider” & announce a North American tour. In “Time Rider”, Chromatics employ the metaphor of a motorcycle as an inter-dimensional bridge between the future and the past. In this dream, the motorcyclist mirrors myths of the grim reaper as Ruth Radelet eerily asks “Can I take your hand? I want to ride with you into the storm.”
Chromatics announce their first public concerts in over 5 years. The last time Chromatics was on stage was for the filming of their Roadhouse appearances in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. This six week North American tour will be the first time the band performs live with vocalist Ruth Radelet in many of the cities. Onstage, the group will be playing their favorite moments from Night Drive, Kill For Love, Cherry, & Dear Tommy.
Montreal’s Desire will be performing in direct support of Chromatics. Front woman Megan Louise sings in French and English over Italo Disco laced Dream Pop. Their single “Under Your Spell” made a splash on the silver screen in Nicolas Winding Refn’s cult classic Drive alongside label mates Chromatics, Electric Youth, & Kavinsky.
From Vancouver, B.C., Italians Do It Better label mates In Mirrors open the nights with their hypnotic brand of Minimal Wave, Krautrock, and Post Punk.
Visually, the entire night features films directed by Johnny Jewel mixed live by video artist Danny Perez (Antibirth, Panda Bear). Bringing a cinematic experience to the concerts, the bands will be blurring the line between stage and screen. European tour dates are set to be announced soon.
30/04//2019 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
02/05/2019 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
04/05/2019 – The Observatory, North Park – San Diego, CA
07/05/2019 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
09/05/2019 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
11/05/2019 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
12/05/2019 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
13/05/2019 – Republic NOLA – New Orleans, LA
15/05/2019 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
17/05/2019 – Royale – Boston, MA
19/05/2019 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
2105/2019 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY >
22/05/2019 – The 9:30 Club – Washington, DC ^
24/05/2019 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
25/05/2019 – SAT – Montreal, QC *
27/05/2019 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON *
28/05/2019 – Majestic Theater – Detroit
30/05/2019 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
31/05/2019 – Park West – Chicago, IL
04/06/2019 – The Palace – Calgary, AB
06/06/2019 – Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC
07/06/2019 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
08/06/2019 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/06/2019 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
* w/ Tess Roby
> w/ DJ set by Holy Ghost!
^ Tickets on sale Feb. 21 @ 10am
Tickets will be on sale February 22nd @ 10am.
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