Tame Impala Expand ‘Lonerism’ Tour into Summer
It was recently revealed that Australian indie rockers Tame Impala will appear at this year’s Sasquatch! festival, and now the band has announced a handful of dates along the west and east coasts of North America that will kick off immediately following that appearance.
The group will appear at the George, Washington music festival on May 26, and will start the short tour the following night at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland Oregon. The group also will be play Vancouver, Oakland, Atlanta, Richmond, Va. and Philadelphia. The latter three dates will be take place a couple weeks after the first three, from June 17-19.
The tour will support the band’s new album Lonerism, and joins a slew of previously announced dates starting later this month. The first of those is February 19, and this leg of the tour will run through March 12, when the group performs at the House of Blues in Boston. Other cities on the schedule include Asheville, North Carolina; Athens, Georgia; Austin; Milwaukee, Minneapolis; Chicago; Toronto and Montreal. As of now, all shows are sold out except the Tulsa show (February 28), Milwaukee show (March 3) and Boston show.
After these shows the group will head out for a few international festivals, though they will be back in the States for two appearances at Coachella (April 14 and April 21).
Lonerism is the band’s sophomore album and was released in October of last year. The album hit number one on the Australian albums charts and debuted at number 34 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 albums charts. Thus far, two singles have been released from the album, “Elephant” and “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.”
The album comes two years after the group’s debut album, Innerspeaker. Both that album and Lonerism have been named Album of the Year (for 2010 and 2012, respectively) by the Australian version of Rolling Stone magazine.