World fusion and electronica hybrid trio Beats Antique have announced their seventh studio album and supporting tour, set to be unleashed this October.
You may already be aware of the genre-bending group’s creative life performances, which incorporate Zoe Jakes’ belly dancing routine with elaborate costumes and decorations. This time, however, the group has taken it to the next level by creating a two-volume musical odyssey with a live performance art counterpart that they will showcase across the US.
The album, titled A Thousand Faces, is based on writer Joseph Campbell’s concept of the monomyth, the theory that all mythical stories share a common theme referred to as “the hero’s journey.” Inspired by this sense of unity in sharing the same story, Beats Antique invited several guest musicians to appear on the album, including bassmaster Les Claypool of Primus.
The group has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the elaborate stage design and video projection to be featured during their tour. San Francisco based creative technology studio Obscura Digital is responsible for creating what you’ll experience as an audience member this fall; check out their awesome project for Google to get an idea of what you might expect.
A Thousand Faces will be released in the US on October 15 via Beats Antique Records, and the supporting tour kicks off on October 3rd in Salt Lake City.
10/3: Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/4: Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/5: Bozeman, MT – 2013 Hushush @ Kountz Arena
10/6: Jackson Hole, WY – Pink Garter Theater
10/9: Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
10/10: Iowa City, IA – The Blue Moose Tap House
10/12: Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
10/15: Charlotte, NC – The Chop Shop
10/16: Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
10/17: Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
10/18: Biloxi, MS – Biloxi Civic Center
10/19: Ozark, AR – Harvest Music Festival
10/22: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/23: Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
10/24: Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
10/25: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/26: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/27: Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
10/31: Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
11/1: Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
11/2: Madison, WI – Majestic Live
11/1-11/3: New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music Experience
11/6: Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
11/7: Austin, TX – Emo’s East
11/8: Dallas, TX – Trees
11/9: Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
11/11: Springfield, IL – Donnie’s Homespun
11/13: Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theater
11/14: San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11/15: Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater
11/16: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/17: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore