THE GLITCH MOB Announce 2018 World Tour
Following a short hiatus, Los Angeles-based trio Boreta (Justin Boreta), edIT (Edward Ma), and Ooah (Joshua Mayer), aka The Glitch Mob, are back and ready to take on a monumental 36-date World Tour of 2018, including a slew of festival stops in North America.
Coming off of the success of their tour in 2014/2015 featuring their distinctive custom creation The Blade, a stage that was meticulously designed to suit the live performance and sonic needs of the trio, The Glitch Mob now announce The Blade 2.0 for their 2018 tour.
The custom stage is the work of pioneering set designer Martin Phillips who was the man behind Daft Punk's legendary Pyramid on their iconic 2006/2007 Alive tour, having also worked with the likes of Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and more.
The Glitch Mob are consistently pushing the boundaries of live electronic performance, with The Blade 2.0 another of their ingenious creations once again putting their live show in a league of its own. Acting as an instrument in itself, with every part custom-made, The Blade 2.0 is sure to impress and captivate crowds around the globe on the trail its predecessor blazed. The band have collaborated with Dell and Alienware on the project, providing the elite computational power needed to perform their music the way it was intended to be received with the utmost precision and sound quality.
The aim of the Blade 2.0 is to break down the wall between The Glitch Mob as performers and the crowd. Everything has been flipped around so the crowd can see what the group are playing in real time. The Blade 2.0 acts as both a custom-made instrument and stage, which creates a uniquely immersive experience.
Los Angeles-based synth-pop artist Elohim and Montreal's Anomalie will accompany the trio on tour for several dates.
With over 300,000 records sold via their record label (Glass Air), and their last album Love Death Immortality debuting at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart in 2014, The Glitch Mob's consistent quality both on the stage and in the studio is evident. Boreta (Justin Boreta), edIT (Ed Ma), and Ooah (Josh Mayer) formed The Glitch Mob in 2006. Together, they combined their different skills and aesthetics into the compellingly collaged whole that has become one of the most beloved live electronic acts, and distinctive recording artists, working today.
THE GLITCH MOB TOUR DATES 2018
4/20/18 - Le Trabendo - Paris, France
4/27/18 - Village Underground - London, UK
4/30/18 - Gretchen - Berlin, Germany
5/11/18 - Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
5/12/18 - Marquee Beer Market & Stage - Calgary, AB
5/14/18 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
5/15/18 - The Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
5/16/18 - The WIlma - Missoula, MT
5/18/18 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
5/20/18 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
5/23/18 - Revolution Center - Garden City, ID
5/24/18 - Cargo - Reno, NV
5/25/18 - Lightning in a Bottle - Bradley, CA
5/26/18 - The Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA
5/27/18 - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
5/31/18 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
6/01/18 - Governor's Ball - New York, NY
6/02/18 - 930 Club - Washington, DC
6/06/18 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA
6/07/18 - The National - Richmond, VA
6/09/18 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN
6/10/18 - The Plaza Live - Orlando, FL
6/13/18 - The Joy Theater - New Orleans, LA
6/14/18 - White Oak Music Hall Downstairs - Houston, TX
6/15/18 - Emo's - Austin, TX
6/16/18 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
6/19/18 - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
6/20/18 - Express Live! - Columbus, OH
6/21/18 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
6/21-6/24/18 - Electric Forest - Rothbury, MI
6/26/18 - Crossroads KC - Kansas City, MO
6/28/18 - Red Rocks - Morrison, CO
6/28-7/01/18 - Electric Forest - Rothbury, MI