In an Instagram post following the Coachella lineup announcement, Tame Impala singer and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker promised “New year. New shows. New sounds.” We’ve already got two of those down, but Tame Impala fans can expect to hear some new music this year.
Tame Impala’s last record, Currents, was released in 2015, but Parker has kept busy in the meantime, collaborating with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Kanye West and Travis Scott. Last year, in an interview with Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson, Parker said he hoped to be performing new music at his 2019 festival shows: “I love playing Currents songs, I love playing Lonerism songs, but I think I’m ready to play some other songs live.”
Parker also said he hopes to release some studio recordings before the fest dates, since he isn’t looking to debut the songs when he and the crowd have been partying all day: “I like that the first time people hear it is the kind of the recorded glory … like the premeditated thing that I’ve spent two years on, rather than being half drunk bashing it out on stage, hitting clanger notes.”
Tame Impala is also slated to appear at Shaky Knees in Atlanta and a couple of European festivals, although the “new shows” part of that Instagram post makes me think even more tour dates are coming soon. Check out Tame Impala’s festival dates below.
04/13 — Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/20 — Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/03-05 — Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
05/31 — Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/21-23 — Scheeßel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/21-23 — Tuttlingen, DE @ Southside Festival
08/09-11 — Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival