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UK/EU solo shows are NOW

Groove Denied solo shows are happening NOW. Some are SOLD OUT, some are really close… like Utrecht and Cologne for example have a mere handful left… Dont sleep on it if you wanna go.

Full dates down below the poster, with ticket links!

–all shows with support from Martin Frawley

Fri September 13 Glasgow UK @ CCA (Centre For Contemporary Arts) –SOLD OUT

Sat September 14 Dublin IR @ Whelan’s – SOLD OUT

Mon September 16 Manchester UK @ YES (The Pink Room) – SOLD OUT

Tues September 17 Birmingham UK @ Hare And Hounds – SOLD OUT

Wed September 18 London UK @ Moth Club (early show)-SOLD OUT
Wed September 18 London UK @ Moth Club (late show) –SOLD OUT

Fri September 20 Paris FR @ Point Ephemere – Tickets

Sat September 21 Utrecht NL @ De Nijverheid – Tickets

Mon September 23 Colonge DE @ Gewolbe – Tickets

Tues September 24 Munich DE @ Kranhalle – Tickets

Thurs September 26 Berlin DE @ Burg Schnabel – Tickets

Fri September 27 Milan IT @Santeria Social Club – Tickets

Japanese shows on sale!

Hey hey, tickets on sale NOW for the 2 exclusive Japanese Groove Denied shows:

November 28 Osaka Shangri-la 
November 29 Tokyo Stream Hall 

Tix : https://www.creativeman.co.jp/event/stephen-malkmus/

Groove Denied shows headed to Japan

Attention Japan!

2 exclusive solo Groove Denied shows coming at ya…

November 28 Osaka Shangri-la 
November 29 Tokyo Stream Hall 

Tickets wont be on sale til July 13 at 10 AM JST, but you can bookmark the ticket page now:

https://www.creativeman.co.jp/event/stephen-malkmus/

Sparkle Hard(er) Europe ’19 Starts Next Week!

May 30  Primavera Sound,  Barcelona  Tickets
May 31 This Is Not A Love Song,  Nimes  Tickets
June 2 Best Kept Secret,  Hilvarenbeek  Tickets
June 4 De Casino,  St. Niklaas  Tickets
June 5  Knust,  Hamburg  Tickets
June 7  Debaser,  Stockholm  Tickets
June 8  Sideways,  Helsinki  Tickets
June 11  Parkteatret,  Oslo   Tickets
June 12  Bergenfest,  Bergen  Tickets
June 14 Lille Vega,  Copenhagen  Tickets
June 15 Traumzeit, Duisburg Tickets
June 16 Maifeld Derby,  Mannheim  Tickets
June 18 De Kreun,  Kortrijk  Tickets
June 19  La Gaîté Lyrique,  Paris  Tickets

Milan date added to Sept solo tour!

Tix be here: https://www.diyticket.it/events/Musica/2509/stephen-malkmus-milano-biglietti

Newly announced EU/UK solo dates

Tix on sale Fri 22nd (9am UK time)

Sept 13 – CCA, Glasgow 
Sept 14 – Whelan’s, Dublin 
Sept 16 – YES (The Pink Room), Manchester 
Sept 17 – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham 
Sept 18 – Moth Club, London 
Sept 23 – Gewolbe, Cologne 
Sept 24 – Kranhalle, Munich 
Sept 26 – Burg Schnabel, Berlin

Groove Denied is out today!

It’s out there, go get it!

http://smarturl.it/groove_denied

 

Listen to “Come Get Me”, Groove Denied out March 15

Following the release of singles “Viktor Borgia” and “Rushing The Acid Frat,” Stephen Malkmus today shares a third track off of Groove Denied (out March 15th on Matador Records), the psychedelic Eastern-inspired (is that a sitar!?) “Come Get Me” and its accompanying lyric video. Despite the predominant 80s-minimal-synth and industrial influences on much of the rest of Groove Denied, “Come Get Me” is a bit closer to Malkmus’s comfort zone: “warped psych,” as he terms it, that avant-garage tradition of dirty guitars and ramshackle grooves — except in this case, it’s one person pretending to be a band — but the illusion is pulled of magnificently on the loose ’n swinging new song.

Pre-order Groove Denied now: http://smarturl.it/groove_denied

Watch new “Rushing the Acid Frat” video from Groove Denied (out 3/15)

Stephen Malkmus had a vision … or so begins the lyrics to “Rushing The Acid Frat,” the newly released single from his forthcoming Groove Denied (out March 15th on Matador/Domino). The song title, inspired by Stephen’s memories of a specific student fraternity (think less beer-pong-bros, more “Grateful Dead druggy tie-dye” vibe) at his University of Virginia alma mater, is a “Louie Louie”-style shindig rumpus, which he imagines as the soundtrack to a “Star Wars bar scene in such a frat … it’s kinda 12-bar but gigged with psych lyrics.”

Its accompanying video, features an animated Stephen taking a trippy romp through LA’s Koreatown and Hollywood Forever Cemetery, followed by a trip to the moon, and back to a field on Earth, tinged with colorful hallucinatory enhancements.

Pre-order Groove Denied now: http://smarturl.it/groove_denied


Photo by Robbie Augspurger

Stephen Malkmus’ new electronic album ‘Groove Denied’ out March 15

The rumors are true: The “rejected” electronic album that Stephen Malkmus has been telling everyone about will see the light of day on March 15th (pre-order it here: http://smarturl.it/groove_denied). But Groove Denied is not a full-blown plunge into EDM or hiptronica. In fact, there aren’t any purely instrumental tracks on the album. Every song is precisely that: a song, featuring Malkmus staples like an artfully askew melody and an oblique lyric. Groove Denied is Stephen playing hooky from his customary way of going about things, jolting himself out of a comfy routine. As Malkmus commented recently in a recent video interview, “It’s kind of funny to mess with stuff you’re not supposed to mess with.”

The first taste of Stephen’s new groove can be sampled today, with the release of single “Viktor Borgia,” and its accompanying video starring Stephen alone in a dance club — until he turns into a digital avatar and dance-battles the digital avatars of a Random Businessman and a pony-tailed pop-star named Ariana.

The title playfully merges the name of the comedian-pianist and the ruthless dynasty of Italo-Spanish nobles. With its stately melody and the almost-English-accented vocal, the coordinates here are early Human League or even Men Without Hats. “Yes, I was thinking things like Pete Shelley’s ‘Homosapien’, the Human League, and DIY synth music circa 1982,” says Stephen, adding “and also about how in the New Wave Eighties, these suburban 18-and-over dance clubs were where all the freaks would meet – a sanctuary.”

Photo by Robbie Augspurger

Stephen will embark on a solo tour, sans Jicks, in May. The newly announced run of dates can be found below – tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am.

Wed May 1 – Toronto ON @ The Great Hall – Tickets

Fri May 3 – Somerville MA @ Arts At The Armory – Tickets

Sat May 4 – Ardmore PA @ Ardmore Music Hall – Tickets

Sun May 5 – Washington DC @ Union Stage – Tickets

Tues May 7 – Austin TX @ 3TEN ACL Live – Tickets

Fri May 10 – Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge – Tickets

Sat May 11 – Seattle WA @ Columbia City Theater – Tickets

Tue May 14 – San Francisco CA @ Swedish American Hall – Tickets

Wed May 15 – Los Angeles CA @ Lodge Room – Tickets

Sparkle Hard Europe Starts In One Week!!

UK/Europe Dates

October 17  Albert Hall, Manchester  Tickets

October 18  SWG3, Glasgow  Tickets

October 19  Vicar St., Dublin  Tickets

October 21  SWX, Bristol  Tickets

October 22  The Asylum, Birmingham  Tickets

October 24  EartH (FKA- Hackney Arts Centre), London  SOLD OUT

October 25  Concorde 2, Brighton  Tickets

October 26-27  BIME Festival, Bilbao  Tickets

October 29  Lido, Berlin  Tickets

October 30  Stadtgarten, Cologne  Tickets

October 31  Melkweg, Amsterdam  Tickets

November 2  Filter Festival @ Trix, Antwerp  Tickets

November 3  Pitchfork Festival, Paris  Tickets