The celebrated band Tinariwen are set to tour North America in support of their powerful new album entitled Tassili in stores now. On their latest, the renowned "Touareg" band returned to the essence of their hypnotic desert blues sound. Recorded in the South-Eastern Algerian desert, the band is joined by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio. Later on, virtuoso guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco) and the horns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band contributed.
The result is a simultaneously exotic and accessible sound that has garnered the group rave reviews. The band was profiled recently in the New York Times and Tassili debuted on the Billboard Top 200 its first week out and is currently #1 on the CMJ New World Chart.
In reviewing a recent sold out performance, Consequence Of Sound offered "Tinariwen proved why they've earned a reputation as one of the world's most entertaining acts; their performance was a true testament to the universal power of music."
The band's sonic trek across North America begins with a performance at the Ooh LA L.A. Festival in Los Angeles. The event is sponsored by the Consulate General of France and, among others, trendsetting radio station KCRW 89.9. Tickets can be purchased via various outlets and at: www.oohlalafestival.com
TINARIWEN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
2011-09-30 El Rey Theater Los Angeles CA 2011-10-29 Luckman Fine Arts Complex Los Angeles CA 2011-10-30 Fillmore San Francisco CA 2011-10-31 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz CA 2011-11-02 Rialto Theatre Tucson AZ 2011-11-04 Granada Theater Dallas TX 2011-11-05 Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin TX 2011-11-06 Fitzgeralds Houston TX 2011-11-07 House of Blues New Orleans LA 2011-11-09 The Social Orlando FL 2011-11-10 Grand Central Miami FL 2011-11-11 State Theater St.Petersburg FL 2011-11-12 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA 2011-11-13 Cats Cradle Carrboro NC 2011-11-15 9:30 Club Washington DC 2011-11-16 Trocadero Philadelphia PA 2011-11-18 Paradise Boston MA 2011-11-19 Webster Hall New York NY 2011-11-21 Rex Theater Pittsburgh PA 2011-11-22 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH 2011-11-23 Majestic Theatre Detroit MI 2011-11-25 Metro Chicago IL 2011-11-26 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis MN 2011-12-01 Showbox Theater Seattle WA