The Montreal-based instrumental outfit Bell Orchestre will head out on the road on Monday, April 24 for more dates in support of their debut album Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light which was released last year on Rough Trade, including an appearance at the Music NOW festival in Cincinnati on April 30.
According to the band’s frontman / spokesman, Richard Reed Parry (also in The Arcade Fire) “we’re developing material towards a potential collaboration with Montreal dance company LaLaLa Human Steps, although it’s still tentative. We’re gonna be recording a new record later in the year and possibly an EP before that.” The band also plans to tour Europe again in July.
The band will be playing new material on this tour, including a piece Parry is particulary excited about “WITHOUT AMPS OR MICROPHONES! It’s unamplified double bass and french horn and the rest of the band play percussion on the floor/stage. Me and Pietro, the horn player, wrote it on tour in Europe, and without really rehearsing it we just decided to try it out in this beautiful theatre in Sweden that we played, and it worked really well so we’ve been playing it since.”
Mon April 24: Northampton, MA Iron Horse
Tue April 25: Clinton, NY The Annex / Hamilton College
Wed April 26: Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Thu April 27: Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Fri April 28: Pittsburgh, PA Andy Warhol Museum
Sat April 29: Columbus, OH Wexner Center – Ohio St. University
Sun April 30: Cincinnati, OH Contemporary Arts Center (Music NOW Festival)
Tue May 2: Ferndale, MI Magic Bag
Wed May 3: Kalamazoo, MI Kraftbrau
Thu May 4: Louisville, KY The Clifton Center
Fri May 5: Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium (w/ Clogs)
Sun May 7: Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater