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Willis Earl Beal announces tour, animated film

on August 09, 2012, 4:20pm

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Chicago’s own acousmatic sorcerer Willis Earl Beal has announced a fresh batch of North American tour dates. Currently touring Europe, he’ll stop at Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH and Pygmalion Music Festival in Chapaign, IL, Beal before heading out on the tour proper beginning October 1st in Toronto. See his full itinerary below.

In other news, Beal has adapted his 2010 novella Principles of a Protagonist into an animated short film. Featuring his own illustrations and soundtracked by his Acoustmatic Sorcery debut, the movie will stream on his redesigned website in September.

Speaking of the film, Beal says, “Everything I do is cinematic. Everything I do I imagine what it would look like in the context of cinema- whether writing a song, writing a story or watching a movie and imagining myself in the role of the protagonist walking down the street. The movie for me is amniotic fluid.” (via Brooklyn Vegan)

Beal’s self-drawn video for “Evening’s Kiss” may give you an idea of what Principles of a Protagonist will look like, so check it out below his tour schedule.

Willis Earl Beal 2012 Tour Dates:
08/10 – Haldern, DE @ Halden Pop Festival
08/11 – Santo-Malo, FR @ La Route du Rock Festival
08/15 РPraia do Tabụo РPardes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura Festival
08/17 – Kiewit/Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
08/19 – Skipton, UK @ Beacons Festival
08/30 – Glasgow, UK @ Captain Rest
08/31 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic 2012
09/02 – North Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/07 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
09/28 – Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
09/29 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
10/01 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
10/02 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
10/03 – Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bears
10/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
10/06 – Washington, DC @ Red Palace
10/09 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/13 – Austin, TX @ Lamberts
10/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/17 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
10/22 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
10/23 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
12/28-01/01 – Lorne & Marion Bay, AU @ Falls Festival 2013

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