Holy shit, this is it! Seattle-based Mike Hadreas, a.k.a. Perfume Genius, has just announced his brand new, spectacular, colossal, shiny, follow-up… tour???
Well, yeah, that’s right. See: he does indeed have a new album coming out this spring (his fourth, if you’re counting; and they seem to keep getting bolder and brighter every time). Buuuut, we don’t know any details about it at all yet, with the exception of its coming-soon-ness (e.g. “this spring”) and a bit of press-release tantalization that assures us that its new songs “[go] even further, merging church music, makeout music, R&B, art pop, krautrock, and queer soul into his take on stadium anthems.”
But while we all salivate to imagine the hypothetically-spectacular intersection of church music and makeout music, Hadreas has decided to go out and do what musicians (shudder!) USED TO DO ALL THE TIME: play lots of shows to excite and entertain people! To that end, he’s announced a whole bunch of tour dates for later this spring, including his collaboration with Weyes Blood at this year’s Marfa Myths fest and May dates with serpentwithfeet. F^*king brilliant, right?! Hey, they don’t call this kid a “genius” for nothing.
All the tickets go on sale this Friday (February 17). In the meantime, get a taste of the visceral-yet-elegant drama that is a Perfume Genius live performance right down below (fingers crossed that there’s just as many harpsichords and vocal choirs in the new stuff).
Perfume Genius tour:
03.9-12.17 - Marfa, TX - Marfa Myths ~
05.10.17 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge *
05.11.17 - Toronto, Ontario - Virgin Mobile Mod Club *
05.12.17 - Montreal, Quebec - Theatre Fairmount *
05.13.17 - Boston, MA - Royale *
05.15.17 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
05.16.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
05.18.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
05.19.17 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle *
05.20.17 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
05.21.17 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In *
05.23.17 - Milwaukee, WI - Cedar Cultural Center *
05.24.17 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center *
05.25.17 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
06.16-17.17 - Eaux Claires Festival - Eau Claire, WI
07.15.17 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Imperial
07.16.17 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
07.18.17 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
~ Weyes Blood