Thundercat goes it alone in his search for actual giants, announces headlining tour

Thundercat goes it alone in his search for actual giants, announces headlining tour

Why the disproportionate amount of attention toward Thundercat’s recent self-described “mini-album” The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam? It came out only a few weeks ago, and already RYM numbers are suggesting a superiority (and superior popularity) to the 2013 long-player Apocalypse, despite being only 16 minutes long and stylistically a continuation, essentially. Obviously, in addition to Porkfitch, Stephen Bruner’s reportedly integral role in the creation of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has been a boon to his solo popularity. Quick: if that’s him picking lint off his pants, someone please get a photo of it!

In any case, the stock of Thundercat’s bass and producer superpowers is surely on the rise, which arguably necessitates a headlining tour. You’ve probably already seen him support Flying Lotus in the past, and if so, you might’ve headed toward the exit at the end of Thundercat’s set anyway. Integrity totally kept you from wanting to get more than your money’s worth! Good for you! Dates after the lovely track from the aforementioned TB / WtGR:


08.01.15 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Festival, Pendarvis Farm
08.06.15 - Washington, DC - The Howard Theatre (Afropunk Pre-Party)
08.08.15 - Los Angeles, CA - Low End Theory Festival, Shrine Expo Hall
08.23.15 - Brooklyn, NY - Afropunk Festival, Commodore Barry Park
09.17.15 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
09.18.15 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
09.19.15 - Albuquerque, NM - Historic El Rey Theatre
09.20.15 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
09.22.15 - Tulsa, OK - Vanguard
09.23.15 - Austin, TX - Holy Mountain
09.24.15 - Houston, TX - Studio at Warehouse Live
09.25.15 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Club
09.26.15 - Denton, TX - Oaktopia
09.27.15 - Toronto, ON - The Hoxton
09.29.15 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
09.30.15 - Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs
10.01.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
10.03.15 - Atlanta, GA - Afropunk Festival, Atlanta’s Central Park
10.04.15 - Vancouver, BC - The Alexander
10.06.15 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
10.07.15 - Portland, OR - Star Theatre
10.08.15 - Arcata, CA - Arcata Theatre
10.09.15 - San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folsom
10.10.15 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones


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