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The Dirty Projectors Announced Their First Tour In Over Five Years

One year after releasing their self-titled eighth album, and a popular remix EP “Cool Your Heart,” Dirty Projectors have finally announced their return to the road with a world tour. This marks the first tour of any kind for the Brooklyn-based, indie rock band in over five years but that isn’t the only surprise. Reclusive studio rat, and frontman, David Longstreth, has welcomed three new members into the ranks: Felicia Douglass (percussion/vocals), Kristin Slipp (keyboards, vocals) and Maia Friedman (guitar/vocals) will all be debuting on the road alongside returning favorites, Nat Baldwin (bass), and Mike Johnson (drums).

The trailer for the tour features a hint of new music and ends with the cryptic phrase “Low Lit Prose.” This might be the name of the tour, an upcoming single, or possibly a new album, but nothing has been confirmed as of right now. The thirty-eight show tour kicks off 05/11 — Arcosanti, AZ @ FORM music festival and continues on through Japan, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands before wrapping up with a two night stand on 8/21 and 8/22 –London, United Kingdom @ Village Underground.

Eagle-eyed fans were expecting a tour announcement as the band had previously announced a few festival dates on their Twitter and Instagram which will now be interwoven with this solo tour proper. All tickets for the non-festival dates go on sale 03/09.

The Dirty Projectors Tour Dates:

5/11- 5/13/ — Arcosanti, AZ @ FORM*
5/12– San Diego, CA @ Music Box
5/15 — Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
5/16 — New Orleans, LA @ Republic
5/18 — Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
5/19 — Nashville, TN @ Exit In
5/21 — St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
5/22 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
5/23 — Detroit, MI @ El Club
5/25 — Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
5/26 — Montreal, QC @ Belmont
5/27 — Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival*
5/29 — Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
6/01 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
6/02 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Roots Picnic*
6/03 — New York, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival*
6/12 — Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
6/16 — San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
6/17 — San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
6/19 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
6/21 — Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
6/22 — Vancouver, BC – @ Vogue (TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival)*
6/23 — Calgary, AB – @ Sled Island Music & Arts Festival*
6/25 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
6/26 — Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
6/28 — Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
6/29 — Dallas, TX @ Trees
6/30 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
7/27 – 7/29 — Niigata Prefecture, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival*
8/09 –Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Pop Festival – Main Stage*
8/10 — Copenhagen, Denmark -@ HAVEN Festival – Main Stage*
8/14 — Berlin, Germany @ Heimathafen
8/15 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord (Tolhuistuin)
8/16 – 8/19 — Brecon Beacons, United Kingdom @ Green Man Festival*
8/19 — Glasgow, United Kingdom @ The Art School
8/20 — Leeds, United Kingdom @ Riley Smith Hall (Leeds Uni)
8/21 — London, United Kingdom @ Village Underground
8/22 — London, United Kingdom @ Village Underground (2nd night)

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