Holly Herndon softens the blow of the robot apocalypse by way of a spring and summer tour

Holly Herndon softens the blow of the robot apocalypse by way of a spring and summer tour

Come May, the flowers will not bloom, as the April rain will have been acid and the earth will have been revealed as cold steel. Our robot bodies will be carried up into the middle atmosphere — drawing to a close our short-lived capacity for biological Movement — our mechanized voices and steely breath will be wrought into Holly Herndon’s Platform in the sky.

Although these facts have been extant for some time, they have not yet been brought to completion. As such, Herndon will take to the metallic skyways and byways of our once-verdant planet throughout the summer in both Europe and the US to spread her message (including a German date with album collaborators Amnesia Scanner and Claire Tolan). Herndon understands what many of us do not: that “apocalypse” does not mean “ending,” but rather quite literally “revealing.” As such, the coming robot apocalypse will not bring about our demise, but merely the cool facts that we have all been robots all along. Amen.

Platform is out May 19 via RVNG Intl./4AD.

Dates:

05.01.15 - Den Haag, NL - Rewire
05.02.15 - Krems, Austria - Donau Festival
05.23.15 - Arcosanti, AZ - FORM Festival
06.01.15 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
06.02.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
06.03.15 - Washington, DC - DC9
06.04.15 - Brooklyn, NY - The Wick
06.10.15 - London, UK - XOYO
06.11.15 - Berlin, DE - Berghain #
06.13.15 - Birmingham, UK - Supersonic
06.20.15 - Barcelona, ES - Sonar
06.26.15 - Milan, IT - S/V/N @ Fabbrica del Vapore
06.27.15 - Paris, FR - Badaboum
06.28.15 - Toulouse, FR - Les Siestes Electronique
07.03.15 - Fribourg, CH - Bellouard Festival
07.04.15 - Foligno, IT - Dancity Festival
07.11.15 - Viseu, PT - Jardins Efemeros
08.14.15 - Oslo, NO - Øya Festival
08.20.15 - Hamburg, DE - International Summer Fest @ Kampnagel

# AGF, Amnesia Scanner, Claire Tolan

Platform tracklist:

01. Interference
02. Chorus
03. Unequal (feat. Colin Self)
04. Morning Sun
05. Locker Leak (feat. Spencer Longo)
06. An Exit (feat. Amnesia Scanner)
07. Lonely at the Top (feat. Claire Tolan)
08. DAO
09. Home
10. New Ways to Love

• Holly Herndon: http://hollyherndon.com
• RVNG Intl.: http://igetrvng.com
• 4AD: http://www.4ad.com

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