Today, Tune-Yards announces their first East Coast and Midwest tour dates in support of their critically acclaimed album sketchy. that was released in March 2021 on 4AD. The June US tour dates follow the band’s 2021 West Coast run. Tickets are on-sale at 10am local.
Tune-Yards have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from each ticket will benefit the PLUS1 Ukraine Relief Fund, supporting the people of Ukraine through effective grassroots nonprofits providing humanitarian aid, refugee support, and access to critical information.
1st – – Delmar Hall, St Louis MO, US
3rd – Granfalloon Festival, Bloomington IN, US
7th – First Ave, Minneapolis MN, US
8th – Majestic, Madison WI, US
10th – El Club, Detroit MI, US
11th – Mr Smalls, Pittsburgh PA, US
13th – Sinclair , Boston MA, US
15th – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY, US
16th – 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US
18th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US
23rd – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
24th – Summerhall, Edinburgh UK
Tune-Yards’ fifth studio album, sketchy. balances self-inspection and reflection with bombastic rallying cries, reminiscent of the furious tones of early days Tune-Yards. The result is a colorful and joyous record with lyrics that cut to the bone across its 11 tracks. To celebrate the album, Tune-Yards performed its songs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and CBS This Morning: Saturday.
“Daring, fascinating…sonic deluge” – The Guardian ****
“Epic, weird and wild…alive is the perfect word to describe it, just really vibrant” – NPR Music
“Among the group’s most liberated albums, loose at the joints and intense with movement” – The New Yorker
“Surreal” – Rolling Stone
“Remains as creatively vibrant and unpredictable as ever” – Billboard
“Some of the most intriguing, eclectic, and thought-provoking music in the world of indie” – Stereogum
“Easily some of the most madcap pop I’ve heard in all of 2021” – The Needle Drop
“Poignant but never preachy, “hold yourself.” is a deeply empathetic meditation on intergenerational trauma” – MTV