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Dan Deacon announces Fall solo tour dates

By August 13, 2009No Comments

Dan Deacon

STREAM: Various songs from Bromst

Dan Deacon has spent most of 2009 doing things on a large scale – he toured with an ensemble ranging from 13 to 17 people, played large festivals like Lollapalooza, did the Round Robin tour with No Age and Deerhunter (aka No Deachunter) and even collaborated with an entire marching band (Providence’s What Cheer? Marching Band, who joined him in Chicago this past weekend).

Now Deacon is taking things a bit back to basics, with a slew of Fall dates that will feature him performing solo. As he puts it:
“Solo tour: expansion of my floor show set, immersive experience, heavy emphasis on visuals.”

About Dan Deacon’s Bromst:

The art made by Baltimore artist Dan Deacon is about community and how to organize and inspire it. From founding a now well-known art collective (Wham City), to organizing and running an annually sold-out DIY music festival (Whartscape), to conceiving, planning and curating a massive 60 person/30 band tour (Baltimore Round Robin Tour), it’s clear to see that community and bringing people together is the major theme of his work. Bromst is the embodiment of that way of thinking.

For the last three years Dan Deacon has been working on Bromst. Fusing together the growing intensity of his live performances with his background in electro-acoustic composition, the outcome is a collection of pieces that are intense and epic and at the same time down to earth and welcoming. Bromst embodies the same energy and excitement as Spiderman of the Rings, however the craftsmanship and composition on Bromst have a wider scope and richer palette.

Unlike the completely electronic Spiderman of the Rings, the instrumentation on Bromst is a mixture of acoustic instruments, mechanical instruments, samples and electronics. The player piano, marimba, glockenspiel, vibraphone, live drums, winds and brass give Bromst a much richer tone than his previous work. The intricate and complex parts, skillfully executed by the performers, are woven together into a rich, dense, noisy dance pop that has become Dan Deacon’s signature sound.


10-01 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
10-02 Atlanta, GA – Eyedrum *
10-03 Athens, GA – 40 Watt *
10-04 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree *
10-05 Nashville, TN – Exit/In *
10-06 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Café *
10-07 New Orleans, LA – Big Top *
10-09 Austin, TX – Emo’s *
10-10 Marfa, TX – The Shade Structure*
10-14 Irvine, CA – University of California-Irvine *
10-15 Los Angeles, CA – Echo *
10-16 Los Angeles, CA – Eagle Rock Center for the Arts *
10-17 San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Festival
10-19 Sacramento, CA – Fungarden *
10-21 Eugene, OR – University of Oregon Cultural Forum *
10-22 Portland, OR – Worksound *
10-23 Portland, OR – Holocene *
10-24 Seattle, WA – Vera Project *
10-27 Denver, CO – Rhinoceropolis *
10-29 Northfield, MN – Carleton College *
10-30 Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium *
11-01 Gambier, OH – Kenyon College *
11-03 Toronto, Ontario – Sneaky Dees *
11-04 Toronto, Ontario – Great Hall *
11-05 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore *
11-06 Montreal, Quebec – Eastern Bloc *
11-07 Middlebury, VT – Middlebury College *
11-08 Boston, MA – Mass Art *
11-10 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street *
11-13 Worcester, MA – Clark University *
11-15 Ithaca, NY – Ithaca College *

* with Nuclear Power Pants

Dan Deacon
Street Date: March 24, 2009

Track List:

1. Build Voice
2. Red F
3. Paddling Ghost
4. Snookered
5. Of The Mountains
6. Surprise Stefani
7. Wet Wings
8. Woof Woof
9. Slow With Horns / Run For Your Life
10. Baltihorse
11. Get Older


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