The Body announce mostly European tour; handful of American cities also have unease to look forward to

The Body announce mostly European tour; handful of American cities also have unease to look forward to

Musical dread and melancholy are pretty easy to come by if you are actively listening for it; but I’m trying to think of a sound that’s comparable to The Body’s take on those particular meta-tones, and the only thing that readily comes to mind is…that new iPhone commercial with the lady at the hairdresser laughing incessantly. The audio doesn’t really compare, of course, but the ad itself manages to inspire that same terrible feeling of hopelessness that can only be resolved by Slip N’ Slide during summer time. (It’s impossible to retain a frown on a thoroughly lubricated trip down one of those things!)

Can the Slip N’ Slide bring joy to YOUR life, even if you’re inclined to commiserate with The Body’s Uniform collaboration or non-collaborative album from last year, though?

Only one way to find out: check out Lee Buford and Chip King’s full anatomical presence when they go on tour beginning in July. That’s when the favored European leg starts, and prior collaborators Full of Hell and Thrill Jockey label mate, Black To Comm, will be making appearances at various shows along the way.

The shorter American leg needs a prosthesis and only includes six dates in September. But Assembly of Light Choir will join them for a few of those.

Here’s the complete listing of everything. Take a running start and slip/slide your way down this shit, why don’t you?

The Body dates:

07.04.19 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival (set w/Full of Hell)
07.05.19 - Kassel, Germany - Goldgrube ^
07.06.19 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island ^
07.08.19 - Prague, Czech Republic - Modra Vopice ^
07.09.19 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer Kert ^
07.10.19 - Munich, Germany - Backstage ^
07.11.19 - Paris, France - Gibus ^
07.13.19 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival (set w/Full of Hell)
07.15.19 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Valkhof Fest ^
07.16.19 - Berlin, Germany - Zukunft Am Ostkreuz ^
07.17.19 - Oberhausen, Germany - Drucklufthaus *
07.18.19 - Crispendorf, Germany - Chaos Descends Festival
07.20.19 - Birmingham UK - Supersonic Festival
07.21.19 - Sheffield, UK - Doomlines V
07.22.19 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast *
07.23.19 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen *
07.24.19 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade *
07.26.19 - Moscow, RU - Mutabor
07.27.19 - St Petersburg, Russia - Opera
07.28.19 - Rokycany, Czech Republic - Fluff Fest
07.29.19 - Milano, Italy - Macao *
07.30.19 - Bologna, Italy - Freakout Club *
07.31.19 - Linz, Austria - Kapu *
08.01.19 - Kosice, Slovakia - Tabacka Kulturfabrik *
08.02.19 - Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
09.05.19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09.06.19 - Denver, CO - Denver Hex Festival
09.07.19 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
09.13.19 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre #
09.14.19 - Hudson, NY - Basilica Soundscape 2019 #
09.15.19 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House #

^ Full of Hell
* Black To Comm
# Assembly of Light Choir

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