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DIIV announces 2014 U.S. tour to preview new album

on May 20, 2014, 1:30pm

Photo by Angel Eugenio Fraden

DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith hasn’t released new music since his debut full-length, Oshin, back in June 2012. This summer, however, the singer will embark on a U.S. tour during which he’ll workshop offerings from the project’s forthcoming sophomore LP. Following a one-off gig with Phoenix in June, the 14-date jaunt spans most of July and includes an appearance at Pitchfork Music Festival.

In an interview with NME last fall,  Smith said that the new album would be both “poppy” and “aggressive”, adding, “I feel like on the next record I can push the envelope there. On the next record, I can push the envelope in a bunch of different directions. It’s definitely going to be a darker record based on how my life has been personally, since the last record came out.”

Consult the full schedule below. Also watch video of DIIV covering Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” from February’s final show at 285 Kent.

DIIV 2014 Tour Dates:
06/07 – Washington, DC @ Echostage *
07/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/12 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
07/13 – New Haven, CT @ The Space
07/14 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
07/15 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
07/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
07/17 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
07/20 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/21 – St Louis, MO @ The Luminary
07/22 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
07/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
07/24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
07/25 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
07/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time at Voyeur

* = w/ Phoenix

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