Oh, Thomas Dolby. Only you would come up with something as wildly inventive as a “Time Capsule Tour”. This spring, the experimental auteur returns to the road, supporting last year’s game-turned-LP, A Map of the Floating City, but he won’t be alone. He’ll be with a Time Capsule. So, what the hell does that mean?
As a press release indicates, “The Time Capsule is a chrome- and brass-plated road trailer that seats three. With handcrafted leather and wood fittings, and complex electrical wiring that could have been designed by Nikola Tesla, it resembles a Jules Verne/HG Wells-inspired time-travel machine. Inside is a high-tech video recording suite that allows a music fan or guest artist to upload a personal video message to the Future.”
At each venue in Dolby’s itinerary, The Time Capsule will be outside capturing hundreds of 30-second clips from attending fans for a forthcoming online video. If you had 30 seconds to explain to an alien visitor what went wrong with our civilization, what would you say,” asks Dolby, adding: Our species may not be around on this planet much longer, so you might as well leave a welcome message for the next guys!
Also, fans who sign up for Dolby’s Flat Earth Society fan club before January 31st will receive an exclusive digital, three-track remix EP, titled Return to Oceanea. More details available on Dolby’s official site.
Sound cool? Check out the itinerary below, and then start gathering your thoughts.
Thomas Dolby 2012 Tour Dates:
03/16 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas
03/18 – Orlando, FL @ Social
03/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay (Seated)
03/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
03/21 – Greenville, SC @ Handlebar
03/23 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head
03/24- Philadelphia, PA @ World Café
03/25 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
03/28 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
03/29 – New York, NY @ Canal Room
03/30 – Northhampton, MA @ Iron Horse
03/31 – Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
04/01 – Montreal, QC @ LAstral
04/02 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
04/04 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak
04/05 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
04/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
04/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
04/11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
04/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Red Devil Lounge
04/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
04/16 – San Diego, CA @ Anthology
04/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo