“lean, confident, sleekly retro… It’s recession-era pop, husbanding its most valued resources and worrying, tunefully, about the way ahead.”–Jon Pareles, The New York Times
Currently in the midst of a world-spanning jaunt including festival stops at Japan’s Fuji Rock, Australia’s Splendour In The Grass, and Outside Lands in San Francisco, Electric Guest has confirmed its return to headliner status for a series of U.S. dates this fall.
The newly confirmed headline shows begin October 16 at the Black Cat in Washington DC and conclude November 4 at the El Rey Theater in the band’s homebase of Los Angeles, with stops in New York City’s Irving Plaza, Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, and more.
The announcement of Electric Guest‘s fall tour comes as “This Head I Hold,” the smash single from the band’s debut album Mondo (Downtown), is surpassing the 100,000 sales mark–and still continuing to climb radio charts for 16 weeks and counting–not to mention having being performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, featured on HBO’s Girls and HBO GO spots, Grey’s Anatomy, MTV and more.
Electric Guest is comprised of Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton plus a supporting cast of live band members. The band began in earnest when Asa’s brother introduced him via phone to Danger Mouse, sparking a musical relationship that developed organically into Danger Mouse producing the 10 songs that were unveiled to the world this April as Mondo. Since then Electric Guest has toured relentlessly, been hailed by MTV as an Artist to Watch and nominated for an MTVu Woodie, and had its praises sung by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (“Winking falsetto and retro swagger… the best new micro-genre of the season”), FILTER (“infectious”), NYLON (“for a quick Friday night pump-up… turn up the volume”), TIME OUT NEW YORK (“exquisitely catchy retropop. The band is quickly moving toward mainstream status… catch them while you can”), BLACKBOOK (“it’s rare that you come across an unknown band with such raw, unbridled talent and well-constructed songs… you’ll understand that this may be the beginning of something truly great”), MTV BUZZWORTHY (“Electric Guest stormed out of L.A. this year with a sound that’s both Motown classic and electro fresh on their debut album… Clear off your desk, you’re going to need some room to move.”) and scores more.
FALL U.S. TOUR 2012
DATE VENUE CITY
Tuesday October 16th, 2012 Black Cat Washington, DC
Wednesday October 17th, 2012 The Southern Charlottesville, VA
Thursday October 18th, 2012 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Saturday October 20th, 2012 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Sunday October 21st, 2012 Paradise Boston, MA
Tuesday October 23rd, 2012 Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY
Thursday October 25th, 2012 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Friday October 26th, 2012 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Saturday October 27th, 2012 Firebird Saint Louis, MO
Sunday October 28th, 2012 The Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS
Tuesday October 30th, 2012 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Wednesday October 31st, 2012 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday November 4th, 2012 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA