Tame Impala are going on a fall tour, one in which they tell you how much they love Todd Rundgren over and over again

Tame Impala are going on a fall tour, one in which they tell you how much they love Todd Rundgren over and over again

This story is about Tame Impala going on tour in the fall. I know that. I don’t want to talk about that. See, while I was combing through their press release, I discovered a MUCH MORE IMPORTANT nugget. “Elephant,” the first single off their new album Lonerism (out October 9 through Modular Recordings), is getting a digital and vinyl release on August 28 in the US, August 27 in the UK/Europe, and August 24 in Australia. That’s fine and well, but the important thing is that the single features remixes from Canyons and… Todd Rundgren.

Congratulations, Tame Impala, you’ve made it.

The coveted Rundgren remix is the highest honor in rock. You think The Beatles are the greatest band in the history of music? You must be an idiot, because The Beatles never got a rundgmix. Anyway, to celebrate this momentous occasion, Tame Impala are going on tour. Since a Todd Rundgren kiss from heaven doesn’t happen every day, the tour will be a world tour, hitting South America, their homeland of Australia, Europe, the UK, and wrapping up in the United States. Their Swedish buddies The Amazing will accompany them on the US dates, while quietly boiling over with jealousy. Oh and I guess by the time the European leg starts, Lonerism will have been released. But who cares? Everybody will have already deleted/sold/smashed the entirety of their music library, in favor of simply keeping one mp3 of that Todd Rundgren remix.

08.15.12 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Cine Joia
08.16.12 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Queremos!
08.17.12 - Santiago, Chile - Club Fauna
08.18.12 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Niceto Club
09.29.12 - Brisbane, Australia - Parklife Festival
09.30.12 - Brisbane, Australia - Parklife Festival
10.01.12 - Perth, Australia - Parklife Festival
10.06.12 - Melbourne, Australia - Parklife Festival
10.14.12 - Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9
10.15.12 - Paris, France - Bataclan
10.16.12 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
10.17.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
10.19.12 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
10.20.12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
10.22.12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
10.23.12 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
10.25.12 - Vienna, Austria - Fluc
10.26.12 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
10.27.12 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
10.29.12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
10.30.12 - London, UK - Brixton Academy
11.01.12 - Manchester, UK - Ritz
11.02.12 - Sheffield, UK - Leadmill
11.03.12 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
11.07.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
11.08.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
11.09.12 - Boston, MA - Royale Night Club
11.10.12 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
11.13.12 - Chicago, IL - Metro
11.15.12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11.17.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre

• Tame Impala: http://www.tameimpala.com
• Modular Recordings: http://www.modularpeople.com