Flobots Announce Rise + Shine Tour 2018 Midwest And East Coast Dates

Flobots Announce Rise + Shine Tour 2018 Midwest And East Coast Dates

Flobots Announce Rise + Shine Tour 2018 Midwest And East Coast Dates

Today, alternative hip-hop rock band Flobots announced the second leg of dates for their RISE + SHINE Tour, in support of their recently released fourth album, NOENEMIES. Adding 18 new dates that take the band throughout mid-west and along the East Coast in early 2018, Flobots' second leg of the RISE + SHINE Tour kicks off on January 9th, 2018 in Omaha, NE and bring the band's politically charged live show to major cities such as Chicago, New York and Philadelphia before wrapping up on January 28th in Kansas City, MO. Flobots West Coast leg of the RISE + SHINE Tour begins this week, with a special sold out show at Denver's Larimer Lounge on November 17th. From there, the bands hits 20+ western U.S. cities through December 16th. Flobots' bring special guest Bang Data along for the first half of the RISE + SHINE Tour, with Tropidelic and McLovins joining for select 2018 dates. The complete list of shows is included below, with tickets on sale at www.flobots.com

The RISE + SHINE Tour is Flobots' call to action, set to remind us that the division and negativity that currently dominate the national conversation is not in the spirit of human nature - that our true potential is much more positive and welcoming. Flobots' RISE + SHINE Tour offers the opportunity to elevate above the rhetoric and come together for a night of music and connection. Flobots state, "The music on our album NOENEMIES is about our power to see each other more fully. We find that there's nothing better for the soul than meeting people face to face. We cannot wait to hit the road."

Recently, Denver Comic Con exclusively premiers the video for Flobots' new single "Quarantine." Flobots' Emcee Brer Rabbit created the video using footage from the 1988 classic Anime film Akira. Brer Rabbit, a fan of Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo, discovered the movie as a teen from a bootleg VHS, which in his own words, changed his life forever. "The colors, the characters, the MUSIC, the message," states Brer Rabbit, "Otomo painted a vision of the future in dark strokes, the constant clash for power, the eradication of information to control the narrative, how our monsters and heroes are homemade, and ultimately that children will be the ones who will have to pay the price." Seeing the parallel themes in Flobots' song "Quarantine," Brer Rabbit was inspired to "dust off my old Otaku chops and make an Anime music video." He continues, "In times of division, vision is essential. We do not need to separate ourselves from one another. We need to set a perimeter around the parts of ourselves that deny other people's pain- to quarantine the part within that feeds on the ritual of 'us versus them,' of enemies. In the war against fear we are all on the same side."

WATCH/EMBED THE VIDEO FOR "QUARANTINE" HERE

NOENEMIES (released May 2017) is, without question, Flobots' most ambitious and sophisticated statement to date - both lyrically and musically. Funded entirely by a Kickstarter campaign that garnered $31,000 over its goal, the music on NOENEMIES is undeniably Flobots music, but it's also assuredly music made by artists who have matured and expanded their horizons. The release was highly-anticipated by fans and critics alike -- NOENEMIES shot up the Billboard Independent Album chart, where it debuted at #12.

Influenced by stories shared by the late Dr. Vincent Harding, a Southern Freedom Movement historian and professor and longtime band friend and mentor, and inspired by the band's recent grassroots community work hosting workshops, classes and keynote speeches about using collective song to build social movements, NOENEMIES is a body of songs that speak to the urgency of the current moment.

Each of the tracks on NOENEMIES serves as a powerful, poignant new anthem, many packed with surprises both subtle and grand. Taken as a whole, the album is enormous in breadth, enveloping and electrically charged, befitting of the finely crafted, carefully chosen words. NOENEMIES virtually begs the listener to delve and to contemplate, to share and revel.

From the beginning, Flobots' sound defied categorization. Weaving conscious hip-hop lyrics and classical viola solos over live instrumentation, their anthems captured attention from all directions. When Flobots first catapulted onto the global scene in 2008 with their platinum single 'Handlebars' from their first album release Fight With Tools, it was the fastest charting song debut by a new artist in 10 years. Released during the frenzy of that year's election, the band's call to envision "another America" resonated with a generation experiencing a sense of profound political and social awakening. In a span of months, Flobots went from playing at local clubs to selling out tours internationally, performing on late-night television, signing a major label record deal, and receiving constant rotation on alternative radio.

Now, a decade later and with three critically acclaimed albums under their belt, Flobots are still dedicated to creating and performing anthems for a better world. And in 2017, amidst a nation taking to the streets, for Flobots that means delivering a unique brand of protest songs. Enter NOENEMIES - bringing the songs back to the people.

Flobots on Tour

WEST COAST
16-Nov
Gryphon Theatre w/ The Chroniklez
Laramie, WY
17-Nov
Larimer Lounge w/ Wesley Watkins & Grumpy Uncle
Denver, CO
18-Nov
The Mesa Theater w/ Zolopht
Grand Junction, CO
19-Nov
Urban Lounge w/ Scenic Byway
Salt Lake City, UT
27-Nov
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas w/ Bang Data
Las Vegas, NV
28-Nov
The Green Room w/ Bang Data
Flagstaff, AZ
29-Nov
Club Congress w/ Bang Data
Tucson, AZ
30-Nov
Valley Bar w/ Bang Data
Phoenix, AZ
1-Dec
Winston's Beach Club w/ Bang Data
San Diego, CA
2-Dec
The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen w/ Bang Data
Fullerton, CA
3-Dec
Roxy Theater w/ Bang Data
West Hollywood, CA
5-Dec
The Siren w/ Bang Data
Morro Bay, CA
6-Dec
Fulton 55 w/ Bang Data
Fresno, CA
7-Dec
Harlow's w/ Bang Data
Sacramento, CA
8-Dec
Catalyst Atrium w/ Bang Data
Santa Cruz, CA
9-Dec
Cornerstone Berkeley w/ Bang Data
Berkeley, CA
10-Dec
Mystic Theatre w/ Bang Data
Petaluma, CA
12-Dec
Humboldt Brews w/ Bang Data
Arcata, CA
13-Dec
Volcanic Theatre Pub w/ Bang Data
Bend, OR
14-Dec
Doug Fir Lounge w/ Bang Data
Portland, OR
15-Dec
El Corazon w/ Bang Data
Seattle, WA
16-Dec
HiFi Music Hall w/ Bang Data
Eugene, OR
EAST COAST
9-Jan
Waiting Room w/ Tropidelic
Omaha, NE
10-Jan
Turf Club w/ Tropidelic
St. Paul, MN
11-Jan
City Winery
Chicago, IL
12-Jan
Bell's Eccentric Café w/ Tropidelic
Kalamazoo, MI
13-Jan
HiFi w/ Tropidelic
Indianapolis, IN
14-Jan
Magic Bag Theatre w/ Tropidelic
Ferndale, MI
16-Jan
Beachland Ballroom
Cleveland, OH
17-Jan
Horseshoe Tavern w/ Tropidelic
Toronto, ON
18-Jan
The Haunt w/ Tropidelic
Ithaca, NY
19-Jan
Debonair Music Hall w/ Tropidelic
Teaneck, NJ
20-Jan
Coda w/ Tropidelic
Philadelphia, PA
21-Jan
Rough Trade w/ Tropidelic
New York, NY
23-Jan
Rex Theater w/ McLovins
Pittsburgh, PA
24-Jan
Skully's Music Diner w/ McLovins
Columbus, OH
25-Jan
Headliners Music Hall w/ McLovins
Louisville, KY
26-Jan
Grey Eagle Tavern w/ McLovins
Asheville, NC
27-Jan
Southgate House Revival w/ McLovins
Newport, KY
28-Jan
Riot Room w/ McLovins
Kansas City, MO

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