Tortoise's new album and first full-length release of all new material in over five years, Beacons of Ancestorship, is out June 23rd on Thrill Jockey. As previously reported, the band will be playing select cities this summer in the week surrounding their performance at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Additionally, Tortoise has added a week of shows throughout the midwest to their fall schedule. A complete list of dates is below.
Almost alone among bands of the last two decades, Tortoise remains unique as one of the rare bands who outgrew their early influences and instead became one of the markers by which other groups are now measured. Resisting easy metaphors and analogies, while spawning countless followers and imitators, Tortoise truly sound like themselves and no one else. Witnessing the element of group play between the five band members in a live setting and their adept skills at playing interchanging instruments to create this sound is truly an inspiring experience and one that should not be missed!Tortoise Tour Dates:Sat. July 11 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour Mon. July 13 -- San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music HallWed. July 15 -- Austin, TX @ The MohawkFri. July 17 -- Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival Sun. July 19 -- Washington, DC @ Black CatMon. July 20 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Sanctuary at First Unitarian ChurchTue. July 21 -- New York, NY @ Le Poisson RougeFri. July 24 -- Tokyo, Japan @ Fuji Rock FestivalFri. Aug. 14 -- St. Malo, France @ La Route Du RockSat. Aug. 22 -- Hasselt, Belgium @ PukkelpopTue. Sep. 29 -- St. Louis, MO @ FirebirdWed. Sep. 30 -- Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont ClubThu. Oct. 1 -- Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room Fri. Oct. 2 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center Sat. Oct. 3 -- Dubuque, IA @ Voices Warehouse Gallery
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Tortoise on the Web:www.trts.com/www.thrilljockey.com/artists/index.html?id=10048www.myspace.com/tortoise
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