Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce Tour Dates

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce new live Dates

Unknown Mortal Orchestra has announced a run of tour dates in the US and their first ever shows in South America.

Brothers Ruban and Kody Nielson have been playing, recording and collaborating on music for decades. From the influences of their jazz musician father and dancer mother, Ruban and Kody have gone on to play in New Zealand’s The Mint Chicks, and at its end in 2010, moved on to separate projects. Ruban formed Unknown Mortal Orchestra out of Portland, while Kody collaborated with various artists and musicians before his own solo project, SILICON, took shape. At the end of 2015, as UMO’s Multi-Love and SILICON’s Personal Computer made the rounds, garnering critical acclaim, Ruban and Kody (who played keyboards and drums on UMO’s M-L) took some time to rework tracks from each of their records. The theme of phones led to Kody working on UMO’s “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone,” changing it from a bouncy, sprite disco track to a sparser song filled with space, treated vocals and isolated drum breaks. Ruban’s rework of SILICON’s “Cellphone” is turned moody and dark, with a skittering beat and additional vocals. The limited edition “Phone” 7” will be available on April 1, 2016. Previously, the two shared Ruban’s rework of “Cellphone,” and today, we’re sharing Kody’s rework of “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone.”

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA TOUR DATES (new dates in BOLD)

Jan. 28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre * [tickets] – SOLD OUT
Jan. 29 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune * – SOLD OUT
Jan. 30 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall * – SOLD OUT
Feb. 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore * – SOLD OUT
Feb. 2 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory *
Feb. 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre * – SOLD OUT
Feb. 5 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace *
Feb. 6 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger *
Feb. 7 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
Feb. 8 – Houston, TX @ Numbers *
Feb. 9 – Dallas, TX @ Trees *
Feb. 11 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans *
Feb. 12 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
Feb. 13 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In *
Feb. 14 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel*
Feb. 16 – Richmond, VA @ The National *
Feb. 17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
Feb. 19 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
Feb. 20 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
Apr. 13 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door &
Apr. 14 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO Music Club &
Apr. 16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Apr. 21 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Apr. 23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Apr. 28 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Beco 203
Apr. 29 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Niceto Club
Apr. 30 – Santiago, CL @ Sala Omnium
May 7 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre #
May 8 – Lincoln, NE @ Vega [tickets] #
May 9 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s #
May 10 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
May 12 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck #
May 13 – Memphis, TN @ 1884 [tickets] #
May 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
May 17 – Columbus, OH @ Skullys Music Diner #
May 18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme #
May 19 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre #
May 20 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (Dempseys Upstairs) #
May 21 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC #
May 23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina #
May 24 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room #
May 25 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth #
May 27 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
May 29 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
June 17-19 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival
June 17-19 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret
July 1 – Vilanova l La Geltru, Spain @ Vida Festival
July 3 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
Sept. 2 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley w/ Tame Impala
Sept 3 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre w/ Tame Impala

* w/ Lower Dens supporting
# w/ Whitney
& w/ Vinyl Williams