It’s been a few months since we’ve heard anything from that warbling wonder Devendra Banhart, so let’s bring you up to speed. In March, Banhart tried a Noseblunt into a 1080 Misty flip off a 60 foot half-pipe and apparently broke his leg, canceling a couple of dates in the process. He’s apparently fully recuperated now, and has a bit of a tour planned. Brooklyn Vegan reports that in addition to some European gigs, Banhart will play a show at Terminal 5 in NYC with his band The Grogs Thursday August 19th. Virginia and Maryland will also be graced with Banhart’s presence this August, with the latter of the two dates seeing him open for MGMT.
What’s more, Banhart is also set to do some more US touring in October, highlighted by an appearance at this year’s Austin City Limits. In addition to three dates in Texas, he’ll also play Atlanta and Nashville during that particular road trip.
Tickets for the US shows can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com.
In the “curse you, geopolitics” column, Devendra had to cancel a previously scheduled show in Israel in June. The following statement comes from his website:
We love the land and people of Israel, and have been looking forward to our third show there with unimaginable anticipation. Unfortunately, we tried to make it clear that we were coming to share a human and not a political message but it seems that we are being used to support views that are not our own. We will be overjoyed to return to Israel on the day that our presence is perceived and reported on as a cultural event and not a political one. We truly hope that day comes soon.
And we’ve one last Devendra treat for your day, in case you haven’t seen it, here’s his video of “Foolin”, from his latest album What Will We Be. I’m going to go ahead and say it’s NSFW, but, then again, I’m N really sure what it’s SF. You be the judge and check out beardless Devendra below…
Devendra Banhart 2010 Tour Dates:
07/08 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive
07/09 – Vigo, ES @ Vigo Transforma
07/13 – Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
07/14 – Milanam, IT @ Villa Arconati Festival
07/16 – Aix Les Bains, FR @ Musilac Festival
07/18 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
08/14 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
08/16 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
08/17 – Richmond, VA @ The National
08/19 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
10/05 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
10/08 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Studio
10/09 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Showroom
10/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
^ = w/ MGMT