Flying Lotus doesn’t incorporate Thom Yorke into his announcement of a spring tour; is everything okay between the two of them?

Flying Lotus doesn't incorporate Thom Yorke into his announcement of a spring tour; is everything okay between the two of them?

Although Steven Ellison is probably best known for standing up in Thom Yorke’s Roman Catholic wedding, the guy also apparently makes a little bit of music here and there. (You know, kind of in that same way that Rachel Ray’s husband does?) And even though we here at TMT weren’t exactly thrilled with Ellison’s latest effort as Flying Lotus, it appears that he’s somehow managed to brave the deluge of ignored calls and door slams that our indomitable cultural and critical clout usually brings on and sally forth with the whole Flying Lotus thing. Good for him.

For his first tour of 2013, Ellison will be hitting SXSW this week before cruising through the rest of the US (and those couple-a Canadian-US type cities). He’ll also be once-again incorporating his “Layer3” audiovisual stage show, which was developed in collaboration with fellow Thom Yorke groomsmen Strangeloop and Timeboy. If you’re unfamiliar with the whole Layer3 concept, you can just take my word for it that it involves “some spacey 3D type stuff with some screens and projections and a little music thrown in”… or I suppose you could also watch the pithy little video below in which Ellison discusses it in much more cogent and interesting detail. But do remember that Thom Yorke might be just off-camera, dancing in a top hat and stuffing his face with vanilla longjohns from the craft services table. Suit yourself.

Dates:

03.12.13 - Austin, TX - AMOA Arthouse at Jones Center (SXSW)
04.21.13 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Ballroom *#
04.23.13 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Heaven Stage) *#
04.24.13 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel *#
04.25.13 - Washington, DC - 930 Club *#
04.26.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *#
05.05.13 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 (Red Bull Music Academy) #$
05.12.13 - Boston, MA - Paradise #
05.13.13 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis #
05.15.13 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy #
05.16.13 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues Cleveland #
05.17.13 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom #
05.18.13 - Chicago, IL - Metro #
05.19.13 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue #
05.22.13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo #
05.23.13 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theater #
05.24.13 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater #
05.25.13 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater #

* Teebs
$ Ultraísta
# Thundercat

• Flying Lotus: http://flying-lotus.com
• Warp: http://warp.net

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