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Tortoise new album and tour | LIVE in Berlin

One of Digital in Berlin`s favourite Bands live in Berlin. Tuesday 18. August 2009 / Columbiaclub / Columbiadamm 9 -11, 10965 Berlin

Following the recent release of their epic new album “Beacons of Ancestorship” as ever on Thrill Jockey, the Chicago  band who have long since eclipsed their “post-rock” brand, are now undertaking an extensive European and US tour including a Berlin show on Tuesday 18th of August. Highly Recommended!


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“Beacons of Ancestorship is Tortoise’s sixth full-length album, and their first release of new material in five years, since 2004’s It’s All Around You. In the interim, the group also released and toured behind the 2006 career retrospective box set A Lazarus Taxon, and an album of covers with vocalist Will Oldham by the likes of Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Richard Thompson, and The Minutemen, entitled The Brave and the Bold. Additionally, the individual members have kept busy with various other projects, including but not limited to Exploding Star Orchestra, Bumps, Fflashlights, and Powerhouse Sound.

A characteristic Tortoise album is one that traverses an encyclopedia of styles and reference points, a document of where musical intersections and dialogue are occurring at a given moment in time. Beacons of Ancestorship is no different, with nods to techno, punk, electro, lo-fi noise, cut-up beats, heavily processed synths, and mournful, elegiac dirges.”
VIA Ronen Givony | Thrill Jockey

Tortoise – Prepare Your Coffin

Tortoise Tour Dates:
Sat.     July 11    Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Mon.    July 13    San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Wed. July 15    Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Fri.    July 17    Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Sun.    July 19    Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Mon.    July 20    Philadelphia, PA @ Sanctuary at First Unitarian Church
Tue.    July 21    New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Fri.    July 24    Tokyo, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival
Fri.    Aug. 14    St. Malo, France @ La Route Du Rock
Sun. Aug 16 Hamburg, Germany @ Fabrik
Mon. Aug 17 Amsterdam Holland @ Melkweg
Tue. Aug 18  Berlin, Germany @ ColumbiaClub
Wed. Aug 19  Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol
Thu. Aug 20 München, Germany @  Muffathalle
Sat. Aug. 22    Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
Mon. Aug. 24   Frankfurt, Germany @ Mousonturm
Tue.    Sep. 29    St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Wed. Sep. 30    Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
Thu.    Oct. 1    Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
Fri.    Oct. 2    Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Sat.    Oct. 3    Dubuque, IA @ Voices Warehouse Gallery
Dec 11-13 Minehead, UK @ All Tomorrow’s Parties 10th Anniversary