Because touring with Animal Collective, releasing a mixtape, and supporting a new album (last year’s America) isn’t enough, Dan Deacon has gone ahead and put together an exclusive Record Store Day 7″ single and booked a handful of special museum gigs.
“Konono Ripoff No. 1″ has been a live staple of Deacon’s recent sets, and the RSD 7″ will feature two versions performed by two sets of dual drummers: Kevin O’Meara and Jeremy Hyman on Side A; Denny Bowen and Dave Jacober on Side B. The 7″ will be hand-numbered and limited to 500 copies.
Also in April, Deacon will perform at Los Angeles’ Natural History Museum, Philadelphia’s The Kimmel Center, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The New York performance will feature special guests So Percussion and the NYU Steel Drum band.
Consult the full itinerary below, shortly followed by a recent video interview with the man himself amongst some of the most historic toys known to man.
Dan Deacon 2013 Tour Dates:
03/07 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston *
03/08 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis *
03/09 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
03/11 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland *
03/12 – Covington, KY @ The Madison Theater *
03/13 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *
03/15 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall *
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
05/22 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/30 – Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound
06/21 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
07/12 – Mariaville, KY @ Camp Bisco Music Festival
07/19 – Ferropolis, DE @ Melt! Festival
* = w/ Animal Collective