Majical Cloudz hopping on tour with Lorde next week

Majical Cloudz hopping on tour with Lorde next week

When I was 14, I went to my first concert. It was mid-90s ska-punk band Less Than Jake, but that doesn’t make Less Than Jake the first band I ever saw live. The first band I ever saw live was New Found Glory, then a mere opener for Less Than Jake, then yet to join the ranks of pop-punk hit-makers, sharing the charts with the likes of Good Charlotte and Simple Plan. In truth, this experience makes a lot of sense, as New Found Glory weren’t that far off from Less Than Jake. But it remains a little strange, since New Found Glory never meant much to me, yet I get to always look back and realize that my concert-going life began with them.

Did you enjoy that story? Well, here’s where we get into the meat. Lorde is going on tour starting next Friday and, if I had to guess, I’d say it’s probably going to be a fair number of teenagers’ first concert. But years later, when they’re a navel-gazing news writer at an experimental music website, they’ll realize that Lorde wasn’t the first act they ever saw live. They’ll realize that, oh yeah, it was Majical Cloudz. (Though many I’m sure will realize that, oh yeah, it was “that intense shaved head guy.”) Because Majical Cloudz are going to open for Lorde, leaving in their wake thousands of young people whose souls will be stared into by Devon Walsh’s piercing honesty. “Bugs Don’t Buzz” is the new “My Friends Over You.”

But what of you, Tiny Mix Tapes reader? Perhaps you like Majical Cloudz and perhaps you like Lorde, but could there be another nugget to this story, one more predisposed to our general readership? There is and it’s this: TMT favorite Tim Hecker remixed the recent Majical Cloudz single, “Savage.” Listen to that right underneath this paragraph. Now go and be pleased.

Majical Cloudz + Lorde dates:

09.05.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts
09.07.14 - Lewiston, NY - Artpark
09.12.14 - Toronto, ON - TD Echo Beach
09.14.14 - New York, NY - Pier 97
09.15.14 - New York, NY - United Palace
09.16.14 - New York, NY - United Palace
09.18.14 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
09.22.14 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry House
09.23.14 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
09.24.14 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
09.26.14 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Pavilion
09.27.14 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah’s Council Bluffs
09.28.14 - Broomfield, CO - 1st Bank Center
09.30.14 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
10.02.14 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theater UC Berkeley
10.06.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theater
10.09.14 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
10.10.14 - San Diego, CA - Open Air Theater

• Majical Cloudz: http://majicalcloudz.com
• Lorde: http://lordemusic.tumblr.com

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