After a successful Letterman performance and SXSW run, Little Dragon is back today to announce new US tour dates. Following appearances at Coachella and Canadian Music Week, Little Dragon will continue on the festival circuit with an appearance at Bonnaroo 2014. The band will run through the Southern US and will finish up this string of dates with a show at New York City's Terminal 5. Tickets will go on pre-sale on Friday and general sale on Saturday.
To coincide with the announcement of new tour dates, Little Dragon is also proud to share a remix of "Klapp Klapp", the first single off the forthcoming album. South London producer Swindle, known for his Jazz-leaning Grime sound, offers a fresh take on "Klapp Klapp". Nabuma Rubberband will be in stores on May 13th via Loma Vista Recordings. Check out the tour dates, the "Klapp Klapp" remix, and upcoming tour dates below.
LISTEN: "Klapp Klapp" (Swindle Remix) -
4/10 - Roseland Theatre (Soul'd Out Music Festival) - Portland, OR
4/13 - Coachella 2014 - Indio, CA
4/16 - Pappy & Harriet's - Joshua Tree, CA
4/20 - Coachella 2014 - Indio, CA
5/10 - Toronto, ON - Canadian Music Week
6/7/14 - South Side Music Hall - Dallas, TX
6/8/14 - Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX
6/10/14 - Republic - New Orleans, LA
6/11/14 - The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
6/12/14 - Grand Central - Miami, FL
6/14/14 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
6/15/14 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN
6/17/14 - Music Farm - Charleston, SC
6/18/14 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
6/20/14 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
WATCH: Little Dragon on Letterman -
WATCH: "Klapp Klapp" -
LISTEN: "Klapp Klapp" -
More about Little Dragon:
Gothenburg's Little Dragon has steadily grown from being the biggest underground secret to international acclaim after three successful albums and touring all over the world. Their energetic live set and unique recording process has made fans out of some of the biggest names in music including Pharrell Williams, Questlove, and OutKast. Gaining popularity among such tastemakers led to collaborations with artists like Big Boi, The Gorillaz, and SBTRKT. The release of Little Dragon's fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband, is the culminating moment in their career after years of building a grassroots fanbase.
Musically inspired by the more experimental pockets of Prince's back catalogue, club culture and the vintage Janet Jackson slow jams Yukimi used to listen to wandering around Gothenburg during the unrelenting winter, Nabuma Rubberbandhas a different feel to previous Little Dragon albums. "When you put some of Janet's really slow stuff on you feel like you're floating," Yukimi explains. "That feeling really influenced me and maybe that's why there are quite a lot of slow jams on the record. In the past we've been a bit self-conscious about making slow jams after 'Twice'. Then we wanted to make dance music which we did with Machine Dreamsand then Ritual Union still had a dance vibe, but with this album it wasn't about that. The intention was about whatever we felt strongly about."
Yukimi Nagano, Erik Boden, Fred Wallin and Håkan Wirenstrand make up Little Dragon, the zeitgeist band that blend strands of R&B, electronic and indie into beautifully and meaningfully crafted songs. Over the course of three critically-lauded albums, Little Dragon have established themselves as a band keen to never rest on their laurels - constantly prodding and playing with the boundaries of their sound. Nabuma Rubberband promises to be their most dynamic album yet and is due on 5/13/14 via Loma Vista Recordings.
May 13th, 2014
Loma Vista Recordings
2. Klapp Klapp
3. Pretty Girls
5. Cat Rider
8. Nabuma Rubberband
9. Only One
10. Killing Me
11. Pink Cloud
12. Let Go