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Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Tinariwen Announce North American Dates, Premiere Video For "Imidiwan Ma Tennam"

This August 30th, Anti- Records is thrilled to be releasing a powerful album by the acclaimed band TINARIWEN entitled Tassili. For this enthralling new work, the renowned "Touareg" band has returned to the essence of their soulful and hypnotic sound. Recorded in a protected region of the South-Eastern Algerian desert, TINARIWEN were joined by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio. At a later date, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and the horns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band added additional contributions. The result is a both an exotic and universally powerful sound.

You can view the group's latest video for the song "Imidawan Ma Tenam" care of OkayAfrica.com. The clip was shot in Northern Mali and produced and directed by Patrick Votan. The song features guitar from the amazing Nels Cline of Wilco (recorded separately in Chicago) To view just go here.

TINARIWEN are set to embark on an anticipated North American tour this fall. In reviewing a recent sold out performance in Los Angeles, the publication 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 will begin with a performance at the OohLaLA Festival in Los Angeles. The event is sponsored by the Consulate General of France and, among others, trendsetting station KCRW 89.9. Tickets can be purchased via various outlets and at: www.oohlalafestival.com

Early Acclaim For Tassili:

"For Ibrahim and his allies, retreating deeper into the primal majesty of the Tassili desert is a way to connect more fully with their powers. It's entirely typical of this extraordinary group that while returning to their source, they have also presented some of their most experimental, outward-looking music. Tinariwen have created an entire genre of desert blues but they remain peerless. "- Uncut

"Tinariwen's most rewarding, mesmerizing effort to date." - Q

TINARIWEN Tour Dates:

Fri.Sept-30 Los Angeles Oohlala Festival w/ Hindi Zahra El Rey Theater
Sat/Oct-29 Los Angeles, CA, Luckman Foundation
Sun/Oct-30 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
Mon/Oct-31Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
Tue/Nov-01 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
Wed/Nov-02 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
Fri/Nov-04 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Sat/Nov-05 Austin, TXFFF fest
Sun/Nov-06 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds
Mon/Nov-07 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Wed/Nov-09 Orlando, FL The Social
Thu/Nov-10 Miami, FL, Grand Central
Fri/Nov-11 St. Petersburg, FL, State Theater
Sat/Nov-12 Atlanta, GA, Variety
Sun/Nov-13 Chapel Hill, NC, Cat's Cradle
Tue/Nov-15 Washington, DC9:30 Club
Wed/Nov-16 Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero
Fri/Nov-18 Boston, MA, Paradise
Sat/Nov-19 New York, NY, Webster Hall
Mon/Nov-21 Montreal PQ, Le National
Tue/Nov-22 Toronto, ONT, Opera House
Wed/Nov-23 Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater
Fri/Nov-25 Chicago, IL, Metro
Sat/Nov-26 Minneapolis, MN, Cedar Cultural Center
Mon/Nov-28 Edmonton, ALB
Tue/Nov-29 Calgary, ALBEPCOR / Folk Fest
Wed/Nov-30 Vancouver, BC Vogue
Thu/Dec-01 Seattle, WA Showbox

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