Man Man's "You Are My Manifest Destiny" Tour Commences with Dates at San Diego Street Scene and Austin City Limits
Famed Live Performers Tap Equally Acclaimed Labelmate Tim Fite to Support Select Dates
After a recent show-stopping performance at Seattle's Bumbershoot music festival, Man Man are set to resume their merry-making in Los Angeles on September 19th. Non-stop touring in support of their Anti- Records debut Rabbit Habits has seen Man Man crisscrossing the US, sleeping on floors in Europe and winning fans at each show. The legend of the Man Man live experience - which includes a whirlwind of songs that flow seamlessly from one to the other amidst a jumble of swapped instruments and found objects - grows exponentially as ardent fans, clad, Man Man-style (mustached, real or fake, war painted and in all-white), carry the message out into the world.
- "Everyone writhes, wiggles, and shakes their way through each track, and, needless to say, the end result is always a f**ked up dance party. This band is sheer kinetic energy, and it's hard not to get caught right up in the middle of it all." The Portland Mercury
- "When I personally witnessed the white clad, white-painted members of Man Man pounding their drums and romping around the stage, playing that freaky sideshow music while everyone in the audience rocked out, I had an epiphany. This band really is all that and a bag of chips: you just have to see them in person to know it (mea culpa, mea culpa!)." Seattle Weekly
- "Man Man seem to take a manic glee in experimentation, in stringing together and piling on sounds, everything from beautifully boozy horns to incoming-fireworks crackles to almost sorta normal angular guitars." The Oregonian
In October, Man Man will be joined by musician and labelmate Tim Fite, an equally acclaimed live performer who utilizes a laptop, drawings, handmade boomboxes and his brother, Dr. Leisure, to get his point across on stage. The Washington Post writes "Fite's circus-like sound collages yield pleasure as well as surprise," while Greg Kot at the Chicago Tribune warns "there's a storm coming, alright, and Fite is sounding the alarm on Fair Ain't Fair, one of those albums that defies anyone to categorize or ignore it." Bookending his run with Man Man, Fite will be playing the Hideout Block Party in Chicago on Sept 21 and the Fun Fun Fun festival in Austin in November.
Man Man "You Are My Manifest Destiny" Tour: 09.19.08 - Echoplex, Los Angeles CA 09.20.08 - Street Scene, San Diego CA 09.25.08 - 40 Watt Club, Athens GA (w/Benji Hughes) 09.27.08 - Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX 09.27.08 - Emo's, Austin TX (w/Okkerville River) 09.29.08 - Hi Tone, Memphis TN (w/ the Broken West) 10.10.08 - Webster Hall, New York NY (w/Titus Andronicus) 10.18.08 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago IL
with special guest Tim Fite 10.11.08 - Pearl Street Ballroom, North Hampton, MA 10.12.08 - Heirloom Arts Theatre, Danbury CT 10.14.08 - Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights OH 10.15.08 - The Crofoot, Pontiac MI 10.16.08 - Canopy Club, Urbana IL 10.17.08 - Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI 10.19.08 - The Picador, Iowa City IA 10.20.08 - The Bluebird, St. Louis MO 10.22.08 - Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN 10.23.08 - Thirsty Hippo, Hattiesburg MS 10.24.08 - Voodoo Music Experience, New Orleans LA 10.25.08 - Club Downunder - Florida State, Tallahassee FL 10.26.08 - The Social, Orlando FL 10.27.08 - Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville FL 10.28.08 - Headliners, Columbia SC 10.29.08 - Visulite Theatre, Charlotte NC 10.30.08 - The National, Richmond VA