Dan Deacon announces more tourdates this fall, reveals America album cover, considers normal glasses so the concert music world would finally take him seriously

Dan Deacon announces more tourdates this fall, reveals America album cover, considers normal glasses so the concert music world would finally take him seriously

Few people know that The Prodigy’s 1996 smash hit song “Firestarter” was actually written about Dan Deacon to commemorate the barn-burner nature of his dance party-style live shows. And with a new record on the way this August, fans of dancing + arson around the world (by which I mostly mean America!) will be happy to learn that Dan “The Firestarter” Deacon has added a bunch more fall fall tourdates to his itinerary. But as opposed to the giant, cumbersome, aesthetically hideous, 14-man ensemble he toured with for the Bromst (TMT Review) shows, for this run, he’s wisely striping things down to a pair drummers (Jeremy Hyman of Boredoms/Ponytail and Kevin O’Meara of Videohippos, America producer Chester Endersby Gwazda on additional electronics, and hologram Rick Wakemans for everything else.

Additionally, Deacon has also revealed the cover art for America, and I’m just going to keep my fingers crossed that Squeo put it up top for you. [Ed: sure thing, pal!] As you can (hopefully) see, it features a photograph by Richard Endres of Lake Placid lookin’ all “placid.” And according to Domino, anyone who pre-orders the album (on CD, vinyl, or download) will be sent a two foot x three foot flag of that same image — just like the one that graces the “Lots” single, which I’ve thoughtfully embedded below. Deacon is encouraging fans to take photographs of their flags “waving, trailing, flapping or resting somewhere significant and share [them] with us on Tumblr and/or Instagram with the hash tag #dandeaconamerica” in order to be “automatically entered in DAN DEACON WINNABLE FLAG PHOTO CONTEST” (more contest details here). Not to be outdone, I’ve also decided that readers of Tiny Mix Tapes should take photos of themselves reading this Dan Deacon news story and post those on Tumblr and Instagram with the hashtag #tmtCANCUNvacation2012. We’ll pick the best one and offer the winner… that’s right! An unspecified, unacknowledged, unpaid staff job at Tiny Mix Tapes

Dates:

07.07.12 - Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Festival ^
07.12.12 - New York, NY - Pier 54 ^$
07.14.12 - Cincinatti, OH - Bunbury Music Festival ^
07.21.12 - Antigonish, NS - Evolve Festival *
08.04.12 - Malaga, Spain - Canela Party *
08.16.12 - Missoula, MT - The Badlander [Total Fest] *
08.29.12 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom &
08.30.12 - Columbus, OH - Outland Live &
08.31.12 - Indianapolis, IN - Earth House &
09.01.12 - Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival *
09.02.12 - Saint Louis, MO - Firebird &
09.03.12 - Louisville, KY - Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts &
09.04.12 - Nashville, TN - Exit In &
09.05.12 - Huntsville, AL - Flying Monkey &
09.06.12 - Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light &
09.07.12 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival *
09.08.12 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater &
09.19.12 - Prague, Czech Republic - Meet Factory ^
09.20.12 - Berlin, Germany - Festsall Kreuzberg ^
09.21.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Reepers ^
09.22.12 - Eindehoven, Netherlands - Area 51 ^
09.23.12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet ^
09.24.12 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique ^
09.25.12 - Paris, France - Le Trebando ^
09.26.12 - London, UK - Scala ^
09.28.12 - Manchester, UK - Islington Mill ^
09.29.12 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt ^
10.03.12 - Richmond, VA - Gallery 5 &
10.04.12 - Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger &
10.05.12 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel &
10.06.12 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West &
10.08.12 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree &
10.09.12 - New Orleans, LA - Le Maison &
10.10.12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s &
10.11.12 - Austin, TX - Beauty Ballroom &
10.12.12 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada &
10.13.12 - Norman, OK - Opolis &
10.16.12 - Santa Fe, NM - Sol Sante Fe &
10.18.12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom &
101.9.12 - San Diego, CA - Irenic &
10.20.12 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre &
10.22.12 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Club &
10.23.12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall &
10.25.12 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater &
10.26.12 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret &
10.27.12 - Seattle,WA - Neptune &
10.29.12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court &
10.31.12 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater &
11.02.12 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre &
11.03.12 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cedar &
11.05.12 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre &
11.08.12 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick &
11.09.12 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace &
11.10.12 - Montreal, QC - SAT &
11.11.12 - South Burlington, VA - Higher Ground &
11.12.12 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery &
11.13.12 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club &
11.15.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer &
11.17.12 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club &

& Dan Deacon Ensemble w/ Height With Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda and Alan Resnick
^ (w/ 2 drummers)
* (solo set)
$ John Maus

• Dan Deacon: http://www.dandeacon.com
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.com

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