Flobots Announce US Tour, New Album Out 8/28


The socio-political activists and high-energy musicians of FLOBOTS have announced a national tour surrounding the release of their newest album, The Circle In The Square (Shanachie Records/release date: August 28, 2012). Kicking off on September 14, 2012 in Missoula, MT, the tour sees the powerhouse of a band playing cities across the US throughout September and October before returning to their hometown of Denver, CO to close out the run (tour dates below).

Written, recorded and produced entirely by the band themselves, their upcoming full-length The Circle In The Square showcases Flobots as a band that is firmly in touch with the profound economic, political and social transformations taking place around the world today. "Our agenda is to create music that is true to who we are as people and that includes our experiences, our communities and our world," explains emcee/vocalistJonny 5. "When you have friends who are personally affected by marriage discrimination or immigration policy, it makes you want to say something about these issues." Flobots have become known as an outspoken band who weaves rock, rap, classical music, political observations and philosophical opinions into a dynamic, creative tapestry of songs.

The video for their first single, “The Circle In The Square” premiered on Huffington Post and can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=958IDn8Nh1A. Says Jonny 5 of it, "We had a ton of fun making this video. That was actually very important to us. Right now in both music and society, there's a weird artificial line drawn between living it up and giving a shit. But the truth is, you can do both. To live life fully means to engage with the world around you. It means to make beauty more plentiful to more souls on this planet, to transform systems of oppression into mechanisms of liberation. It means bringing people together and exploding with color. It's a movement that appeals to everyone. That's what we want to say with this video."

Formed in Denver, CO when a pair of intelligent, visionary emcees joined focuses with a powerful rhythm section and a classically-trained violist, Flobots fused disparate interests and styles of music to create a potent combination that brings together live hip-hop, strings-laden breakbeats and symphonic rock-infused crescendos that has earned them a reputation for both originality and authenticity. Written during the height of the Iraq war, their mega-hit “Handlebars” thrust them into the spotlight, earning the band a #3 position on Billboard’s “Modern Rock Tracks” chart.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
August 22nd: Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
August 23rd: Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
August 24th: Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
August 25th: Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
September 14th: Missoula, MT - The Top Hat
September 15th: Seattle, WA - El Corazon *
September 16th: Portland, OR - Hawthrone Theatre *
September 17th: San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill *
September 18th: Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades *
September 19th: San Luis Obispo, CA - Club Slo Brew *
September 21st: West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre *
September 22nd: Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hote & Casino - Vinyl
Sepbember 23rd: Phoenix, AZ - TBA
September 24th: Alburquerque, NM - Launchpad *
October 5th: Dallas, TX - Granada Theater *
October 6th: Austin, TX - Red 7 *
October 7th: Houston, TX - House of Blues - Bronze Peacock
October 8th: New Orleans, LA - House of Blues Parish *
October 10th: Tampa, FL - The Orpheum *
October 11th: Gainesville, FL - High Dive *
October 12th: Orlando, FL - Backbooth *
October 13th: Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits *
October 14th: Atlanta, GA - Masquerade *
October 15th: Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall - Casbah *
October 16th: Towson, MD - The Recher Theatre *
October 17th: Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy *
October 19th: Cambridge, MA - TT the Bear's Place *
October 20th: Pawtucket, RI - The Met *
October 21st: S. Burlington, VT - Higher Ground *
October 23rd: New York, NY - Highline Ballroom *
October 24th: Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *
October 25th: Columbus, OH - The Basement
October 26th: Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
October 27th: Lansing, MI - The Loft (at Harem Lounge) *
October 28th: Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge *
October 30th: Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre *
October 31st: Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze *
November 1st: Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
November 3rd: Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre *




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