Today, Tune-Yards announces their first tour dates in support of their latest album sketchy. that was released in March 2020 on 4AD. The 11 western US tour dates kick off on August 6th in Portland with an LA performance at The Ford Theatre concluding in San Francisco for a hometown performance. The band will be joined by special guest Salami Rose Joe Louis for U.S. August dates.
Pre-sale tickets available at 10am local time tomorrow, June 2nd *for all dates except LA* with password SKETCHY here. LA tickets are available for pre-sale June 14 and general on-sale June 15 both at 10AM PT.
Tune-Yards have partnered with PLUS1 so that a portion of proceeds goes to support organizations advancing justice for Black, brown, and low-income communities.
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.
Tune-Yards 2021 Tour Dates
6th – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR *
7th – Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA *
8th – Knitting Factory, Boise, ID *
10th – Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake, UT *
11th – Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO *
13th – White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs), Houston, TX *
14th – Emo’s Austin, Austin, TX *
15th – Tulips, Fort Worth, TX *
17th – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ *
18th – The Ford Theatre, Los Angeles, CA *
20th – Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco, CA *
30th – All Points East Festival, London, UK
4th – The Piece Hall, Halifax, UK ^
2nd-5th – End of the Road Festival, UK
* with special guest Salami Rose Joe Louis
^ supporting Richard Hawley
+ Buy sketchy. on limited yellow opaque vinyl, standard black vinyl, and CD, from the 4AD Store here +
+ Buy sketchy. on exclusive blue translucent vinyl from your local indie store here +
+ Stream on the platform of your choice here +
Praise for sketchy.
“Fizzing with a creative fire” – Uncut (8/10)
“It’s life-affirming” – The Line of Best Fit (8/10)
“Social conscience with feelgood entertainment” – The Guardian ****
“By opening up melodically as well as rhythmically, Garbus and Brenner better reveal the big heart at the centre of Tune-Yards” – Mojo ****
“11 tracks of technicolour indie pop” – DIY ****
“Bubbling over with inventiveness” – The Arts Desk ****
“sketchy. is vibrant, engaged and self-aware” – FT ****
“This could be a new peak for Tune-Yards and they couldn’t have timed this release any better for society’s collective sanity if they tried” – Dork ****
“sketchy. takes the best, feral pulses from tUnE-yArDs’ DIY material and the richest sounds of later records in its doubling down on societal crises” – NME ****
“A tried and true favorite” – NPR All Songs Considered
“Fluid and full of surprises” – The Sunday Times
“Surreal” – Rolling Stone
“Some of the most intriguing, eclectic, and thought-provoking music in the world of indie” – Stereogum
“Reflects the truth of life” – SF Weekly
“Rhythmic, eccentric pop” – Brooklyn Vegan
“With singular and directed focus, the album addresses some of the most pressing social, cultural, and political concerns” – Exclaim!
“sketchy. marks another milestone in a career-spanning effort to push any and all boundaries” – Flood