Battles hit the road in June
Experimental rock trio Battles have announced a June U.S. tour.
The roadwork kicks off June 2 in Chicago and rolls east, wrapping June 12 in Philadelphia,, and includes a stop at Bonnaroo. Also on the itinerary is a June 23 appearance at the Westword Music Showcase in Denver.
Battles are touring behind their second album, 2011's "Gloss Drop," which features British synthpop pioneer Gary Numan as well as Blonde Redhead frontwoman Kazu Makino.
From February to April 2012, Battles released a series of four 12" vinyl EPs titled "Dross Glop," which contains dance remixes of all the songs on "Gloss Drop" by various artists, including Gui Boratto and Hudson Mohawk. "Dross Glop" is now available on CD and digitally as well as vinyl.
Battles formed in New York City in 2002. Originally a four piece, Battles is now a trio consisting of John Stanier (drums), Ian Williams (guitar, keyboards) and Dave Konopka (bass, guitar).
2 - Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
3 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
4 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
5 - Columbus, OH - Outland Live
6 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
7 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
9 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
11 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
12 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
23 - Denver, CO - Westword Music Showcase