Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Silversun Pickups confirm additional tour dates

Posted by Robert Kinsler on Tuesday, June 7, 2016:

Always nice to get news about Silversun Pickups, who delivered one of the outstanding sets I caught at Coachella back in April...You can read my review of that show on Music News Nashville here.



worth the wait.”—Entertainment Weekly

Better Nature is a clearly realized vision of rocking guitar, 
deep musical landscapes and fluid style.”—The Daily Beast

“[‘Nightlight’] is a big, gleaming guitar-churn, the sort of big studio-rock anthem that not many people make anymore.”—Stereogum

Los Angeles based four-piece Silversun Pickups—which features Brian Aubert (guitar, vocals), Nikki Monninger (bass), Joe Lester (keyboards) and Christopher Guanlao (drums)—confirm new headline dates in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Arizona, Honolulu and more. After last night’s secret show in Seattle the band is adding an additional acoustic secret set in New York City on June 16. You can win tickets to the event via Sofar Sounds HERE and stream the upcoming set live at Facebook.com/SilversunPickups. See below for complete tour dates.

In addition, Silversun Pickups discuss the making of their latest record, Better Nature, as well as starting their own record label in a Scott Weintrob directed mini documentary. The film is a story about friendship, independence and the making of a record. The video can be purchased via Vimeo on demandat http://vimeo.com/ondemand/silversunpickups.
Recently, the official music video for “Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)” premiered on Stereogum. Of the track, Stereogum says it’s, “a healthy dose of melodrama, smoke, and glitter, the band shows off their ability to produce visuals to match their high-energy dream-pop sound.” The song is the latest single offBetter Nature, out now on New Machine Recordings. Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1U7XRPc.
 “Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)” features a duet between lead singer Brian Aubert and bassist Nikki Monninger. Lead vocalist Brian Aubert explains, “I wrote the music for this song but Nikki wrote the lyrics to it. It’s really an homage to a friend of hers that passed away recently. I think it’s the first time Nikki wrote most of the lyrics. We knew we were going to do this duet together and I really knew she had something going on that needed to come out and I’m happy this was the vessel for it.”
The band’s critically acclaimed album, Better Nature, is available now via the band’s newly formed label New Machine Recordings. Under The Radar calls the album “...as propulsive and arena-ready as ever” while the LA Times says it “has a clarity and inventiveness that’s rare for a big band a decade into its career.”
Better Nature is Silversun Pickups’ first new album in more than three years and was produced by Jacknife Lee (U2, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles), with whom they collaborated on 2012’sNeck Of The Woods. The album was mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Royal Blood).
In August, the band released the first single “Nightlight,” which was accompanied by a hallucinatory music film written and directed by legendary filmmaker Mark Pellington (Arlington RoadThe Mothman Prophecies, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam). “Nightlight,” which Absolute Punk called “one of the most deliriously catchy and undeniably immediate songs Silversun has made in their careers,” reached Top 5 on the Billboard and Alternative Radio Charts.

1.     Cradle (Better Nature)
2.     Connection
3.     Pins & Needles
4.     Friendly Fires
5.     Nightlight
6.     Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)
7.     Tapedeck
8.     Latchkey Kids
9.     Ragamuffin
10.  The Wild Kind
June 6                                                          Seattle, WA                                             The Showbox^
June 7                                                         Portland, OR                                       Crystal Ballroom^
June 8                                                          Eugene, OR                                     McDonald Theatre^
June 16                                                      New York, NY                                                        TBD*
June 17                                                        Camden, NJ                                            BB&T Pavilion
June 18                                                         Dover, DE                                   Firefly Music Festival
June 20                                                    Chattanooga, TN                                                 Track 29^
June 21                                                       Knoxville, TN                                     The Mill & Mine^
June 22                                                       Asheville, NC                                       The Orange Peel^
June 24                                                        Raleigh, NC                                                     The Ritz^
June 25                                                      Columbus, OH                                Newport Music Hall^
June 26                                                      Columbia, MD                                      DC 101 Kerfuffle
July 21                                                         Boston, MA                                           House Of Blues
July 22                                                       New York, NY                                      Panorama Festival 
July 23                                                    Trumansburg, NY            Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival
July 25                                                        Portland, ME                                               State Theatre
July 26                                                 South Burlington, VT                                     Higher Ground
July 28                                                  Ville De Quebec, QC                                     L’imperial Bell
July 29                                                       Montreal, ON                                        Osheaga Festival
July 30                                                        Toronto, ON                                   Danforth Music Hall
July 31                                                         Chicago, IL                         Lollapalooza Music Festival
August 9                                                         Maui, HI                                          MACC Courtyard
August 11                                                   Honolulu, HI                                              The Republik
August 13                                                Los Angeles, CA                          Hollywood Palladium**
August 14                                                   Riverside, CA            Riverside Municipal Auditorium**
August 16                                                     Tempe, AZ                                            The Marquee**
August 17                                                     Tucson, AZ                                          Rialto Theatre**
August 19                                               Albuquerque, NM                                Sunshine Theatre**
August 20                                                  Las Vegas, NV                                     Brooklyn Bowl**
August 21                                                      Reno, NV     Grand Sierra Resort @ Grand Theatre**
August 23                                                      Bend, OR                              Century Center Events**
August 24                                                      Boise, ID                                     Revolution Center**
August 27                                               Salt Lake City, UT                        Brent Brown Ballpark**
^ Bear Hands supporting
* acoustic intimate short set at NYC venue –TBD
**A Silent Film and Kiev supporting

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