Since 2006, Baio has been known as the bass-player in Vampire Weekend, in his downtime between tours, Baio recognized in himself an increasing restlessness and desire to explore his own individual voice away from the band. Baio has since released a string of EPs (Mira EP, Sunburn EP), which lead to his full-length debut album The Names.
Baio’s approach to The Names was lead by his urge to return in part to the electronic music he’d enjoyed while DJing at college, but also to investigate his own lyrical and vocal style.
Today, Baio announces a new wave of international tour dates and single, “Endless Rhythm”. Baio has been on tour throughout the year playing new music from his highly praised solo album The Names, which dropped last fall on Glassnote Records.
Baio writes, “My name is Chris Baio & I love touring! I write this in a puddle of my own sweat as I sweatily anticipate what is sure to be a very sweaty summer tour. I’m 60 shows deep into touring my record ‘The Names’ and feel like I’ve been firing on all cylinders. I can’t wait to get back out there!”
The newly announced tour dates are a combination of headline shows, festivals, and support slots with Rhye and Phantogram. Starting with a DJ set in London on June 11th, the shows will lead Baio across Europe, North America and back to Mexico City.
June 11th London, UK – Field Day
July 8th London, UK – British Summer Time @ Hyde Park
July 16th Salacgriva, Latvia – Positivus Festival
July 21st Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall^
July 22nd Dallas, TX – Trees^
July 23rd Austin, TX – Mohawk^
July 26th New Orleans, LA – Hi–Ho Lounge
July 27th Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
July 28th Richmond, VA – The National^
July 29th Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! ^
July 30th Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
July 31st Chicago, IL – House of Blues*
Aug 2nd Lincoln, NE – Reverb Room
Aug 4th Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Aug 5th Miami, FL – Bardot
Aug 6th Mexico City, MX – El Departamento
^ Supporting Rhye
* Supporting Phantogram