New Dan Deacon Composition to Premiere Tonight

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New Dan Deacon composition set to premiere at Bang on a Can fest tonight in New York

Due to an illness in Animal Collective, Dan Deacon had to reschedule his support dates (which you’ll find below). In addition he has announced new European dates which includes stops at Primavera in Barcelona and ATP curated by Deerhunter in Camber Sands, UK. Deacon has also been added to the lineup of Firefly and Camp Bisco US summer festivals.

Tonight he’ll be attending the performance of the world premiere of his commissioned piece ‘Sago An Ya Rev’ alongside other artists such as Tyondia Braxton, Johann Johannsson, for the Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Concert  as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City. Rooted in a slow textural morphing transcription of a NASA Voyager recording, ‘Sago An Ya Rev’ is a
dark-ambient drone for clarinet, percussion, piano, electric guitar, cello and double bass.. In addition, audience members with smartphones will be asked to join the performance using the free ‘Dan Deacon App.’ The app uses custom software to synchronize all of the phones in the hall, turning the audience into a spatial light and sound source to accompany the performers.”
Deacon recently announced a “Konono Ripoff No. 1″ limited 7″ (500 hand-numbered worldwide) for this year’s Record Store Day. The song has been a fan favorite of Dan Deacon’s recent live shows and the 7″ features two versions of the track as performed by two sets of dual drummers. The cover photo for the 7” was take by the winner of the crowd sourced Dan Deacon America Instagram contest. Find out more information and see the gallery of submissions here:

Watch the ‘Guilford Avenue Bridge’ video directed by Alan Resnick:

Shot over a three month tour this past autumn, the time-lapse based ‘Guilford Avenue Bridge’ video captures not only the American landscapes that inspired Deacon’s songwriting for his most recent album America but also gives a glimpse into his shows renowned spectacle of hundreds, even thousands, of jubilant people dancing about in coordinated movement. With the addition of his groundbreaking smartphone app which the band recently used on their network television debut performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Deacon has taken the concert experience to a whole new level.

03-14 New York, NY – Merkin Concert Hall (Ecstatic Music Festival – Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Concert)
03-16 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre  *
03-17 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre Madison  *
03-18 Minneapolis, WI – First Avenue  *
03-20 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant  *
03-21 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre  *
03-22 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre  *
03-23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot *
03-24 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Festival
04-05 Los Angeles, CA – Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
04-12 Philadelphia, PA – The Kimmel Center (Perelman Theater)
04-20 North Adams, MA – MASS MoCA
04-27 New York, NY – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
05-06 Brussels, BE – Nuits Botanique @ Rotonde Botanique
05-07 Rouen, FR – Club 106
05-08 Luxembourg, LU – Exit07
05-10 Lyon, FR – Festival Le Nuits Sonores
05-12 Milan, IT – La Salumeria Della Musica
05-13 Rome, IT – Circolo degli Artisti
05-14 Ravena, IT – Bronson
05-15 Munich, DE – Feierwerk
05-16 Cologne, DE – Electronic Beats @ E-Wek
05-18 Graz, AT – Forum Stadtpark
05-19 Vienna, AT – B72
05-20 Ljubljana, SI – Metelkova
05-21 Zagreb, HR – Zedno Uho
05-23 Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn Festivl
05-25 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
05-27 Bordeaux, FR – Iboat
05-28 Tours, FR – Le Temps Machine
05-29 Orlean, FR – Astrolabe
05-30 Amsterdam, NL – Subbacultcha
06-01 Porto, PT – Optimus Primavera Sound
06-21 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
06-23 Camber Sands, UK – ATP curated by Deerhunter
07-09 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall * (Rescheduled)
07-12 Mariaville, NY – Camp Bisco
07-15 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall * (Rescheduled)
07-16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues * (Rescheduled)* w/ Animal Collective

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