Caravan Palace to Tour the U.S. This Spring in Support of Album
Parisian seven-piece electronic big band Caravan Palace is set to tour the U.S. this spring in support of their critically acclaimed third full-length album, <|°_°|>, out now on Le Plan Recordings. See below for a full list of dates.
Since its release, <|°_°|> has received extensive critical praise. In premiering the record, KCRW noted that "this new album keeps the good times coming, with a potent mix of fun-loving genre mashups." Host Marco Werman of PRI's "The World" commented on air, "you can see my body moving, because...it is!" and PopMatters named the album the "#2 Pop Record of 2015." The record also saw chart success, reaching #3 on Billboard's Electronic/Dance Album chart and #5 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart; it has remained on the Billboard Electronic/Dance chart for over 20 weeks.
Upon <|°_°|>'s release the group performed on "Later...with Jools Holland" (watch the performance here). The video for the single "Lone Digger" has been watched over seven million times via YouTube and can be viewed here.
Fronted by vocalist Zoé Colotis and founding members Hugues Payen (violin), Charles Delaporte (upright bass) and Arnaud Vial (guitar) alongside Antoine Toustou (trombone, machines), Caravan Palace cites influences as diverse as Cab Calloway and Daft Punk. The group first formed when approached to compose the score to a silent porn movie from the early 20th century and broke out in their home country with their self-titled 2008 debut, which went Platinum in France. Their profile in the U.S. has grown largely via word of mouth, selling over 50,000 records in North America and recently performing at Coachella, where LAist included them in their list of "15 Under-The-Radar Acts...You Shouldn't Miss" and noted that "you'll need your dancing shoes on for this keyboard and horn-heavy band."
<|°_°|> TRACK LIST:
1. Lone Digger
10. Human Leather Shoes for Crocodile Dandies
11. Lay Down
CARAVAN PALACE TOUR DATES:
May 18 Montreal, QC Metropolis
May 20-21 New York, NY PlayStation Theater
May 22 Boston, MA House of Blues
May 24 Philadelphia, PA TLA
May 26 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
May 27 Chapel Hill, NC Cat's Cradle
May 28 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
May 31 Austin, TX Mohawk
June 1 Houston, TX House of Blues
June 3 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
June 5 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
June 6 San Diego, CA The Observatory
June 7 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre
June 8 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
June 10 Seattle, WA The Showbox
June 11 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
June 12 Vancouver, BC The Vogue
June 14 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
June 15 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
June 17 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
June 18 Chicago, IL House of Blues
June 20 Detroit, MI Crofoot Ballroom
Photo Credit: Jeremie Bouillon