Nowhere could it have been more appropriate for Beats Antique to showcase its unique blend of electronica and world fusion than in its own backyard last weekend at Outside Lands, but the Oakland trio will be doing so elsewhere for the next three months. You know, just for good measure, and to get its name out there and all that. Not everyone was at Outside Lands. Some people had to sit on top of truck trailers to watch The Strokes.
Anyway, the San Francisco festival was just the first of eight at which Beats Antique will perform on its current summer/fall tour, including the Stephentown, New York, Bellaterra Music Festival, Seattle’s Decibel Festival, and of course, Austin City Limits.
The rest of the North American tour will likewise be scattered around the continent. The band will spend most of September crisscrossing the country, going from Minnesota to Maine and then California. October will be much more easygoing, with the band finishing up the Midwest right before ACL on the 9th. The Southern leg will include gigs in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia. The band will play a show in Massachusetts soon after, then head back to the West Coast again. In November, Beats Antique will touch down in western Canada for four stops. Its final scheduled show is at San Francisco’s annual New Year’s Eve event Sea of Dreams.
This is all in support of the trio’s third full-length album, Blind Threshold, which arrives October 12th on Antique Records. Check out the itinerary below, and tickets are available now on Ticketmaster.
Beats Antique 2010 Tour Dates:
09/10 – Clarks Grove, MN @ Harvestfest – Harmony Park
09/11 – Minot, ME @ 1st Annual Dankfest
09/17 – Laytonville, CA @ Earthdance
09/18 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
09/24 – Seattle, WA @ Decibel Festival
09/25 – Arcata, CA @ Aracata Theatre
09/28 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
09/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Loft at Barfly
09/30 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Live
10/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
10/02 – Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
10/03 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
10/09 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/12 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
10/13 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
10/15 – Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
10/16 – Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
10/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Hell Room
10/22 – Allston, MA @ Harpers Ferry
10/28 – Reno, NV @ The Underground
10/29 – Stateline, NV @ Blu Nightclub
10/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box
11/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
11/12 – Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
11/13 – Calgary, AB @ Royal Canadian Legion
11/14 – Winnipeg, MB @ Crescent Wood United Church
12/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Sea of Dreams