The group has announced a series of North American live dates as well as some select international dates opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In addition, the band will be lending their support to this year's Record Store Day. The April 21st celebration is designed to call attention to the vital culture surrounding independently owned record stores with special releases, in-store appearances and other forms of celebrations. Tinariwen will be contributing to the cause with the vinyl debut of their Grammy winning album Tassili in a special Record Store Day edition which includes four remixes, available for the first time anywhere.
Tassili Remixes include:
1) Tenere Taqhim Tossam - Four Tet Remix 2) Imidiwan Ma Tenam - Portugal. The Man Remix 3) Imidiwan Ma Tenam - Galactic 4) Tameyawt - Deakin of Animal Collective Remix
"I was excited to have a chance to work on a Tinariwen song because while their instrumentation is not all that different their rhythms and their melodies are entirely different from what I am used to, remixing "Imidiwan Ma Tenam" allowed me to think a differently and, frankly, it was just good fun." - John Gourley, Portugal. The Man
On their latest album Tassili the band return 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.
North American Dates
June 03 Fayetteville, AR Wakarusa Festival June 05 Denver, CO L2 Arts Center June 08 Petaluma / Big Sur June09 Santa Rosa, CA Health And Harmony June 10 San Francisco, CA SF Jazz June 11 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater June 12 Seattle, WA Showbox June 14 Washington, DC Howard Theater June 15 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw / Northside Festival June 16 Croton-on-Hudson, NY
With Red Hot Chili Peppers
June 28 Goffertpark, Nijmegen, Netherlands June 30 Stade de France Paris, France July 03 Bern, Switzerland