By David McNally
BIG news today folks, following a thorough transatlantic tour playing festivals and headlining shows throughout Europe, THIEVERY CORPORATION will be returning to the U.S. to play a packed round of shows. Although the band already has a few U.S. tour dates lined up, new tour dates have been announced.
Starting September 27 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the tour includes dates in Boston (9/28), Chicago (10/06), Miami (10/17), and Los Angeles (10/27).
The tour comes in response the release of their latest album, The Temple of I & I via ESL Records. The album is the bands 10th full-length album and is infused with the culture and rhythm of Jamaica. The Temple of I & I is an extension of the dub ethos and aesthetic that they’ve harbored since their debut EP Sounds from Thievery Hi-Fi, except this time, they dove headfirst into the rich and warm musical environs of Port Antonio, Jamaica and surrounded themselves with the island’s magic.
"The Temple of I & I is a place of worship that exists only in our imagination; a place where all people are chosen people and the unity of living things is possible,” explains band cofounder, Eric Hilton about the album’s title. “So much of the world is divided into tribes and belief systems that have imprisoned people's consciousness and allowed a few to control the many. Culture can be a blessing and a curse. Humanity transcends tribe and culture. This has been a constant theme in Thievery Corporation's message since day one."
To stream The Temple of I & I, click here. Scroll down for a complete list of tour dates.
* New dates
JUL 27 - Floyd VA @ Floydfest
JUL 29 - Redmond WA @ Rootfire in Emerald City
SEP 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
SEP 28 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
SEP 29 - Portland, ME @ Aura
SEP 30 - New York, NY @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island
OCT 03 - Toronto, ON @ Rebel
OCT 04 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
OCT 05 - Madison, WI @ The Orpheum Theatre
OCT 06 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
OCT 07 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
OCT 11 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
OCT 13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
OCT 14 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
OCT 17 - Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach
OCT 20 - San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
OCT 21 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's
OCT 22 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
OCT 23 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
OCT 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
OCT 28 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
OCT 29 - San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic