Kylesa, the Savannah-based quintet who have won widespread praise for their earth-shaking blend of psychedelia and hard rock, return to the road on May 25 for a series of headlining dates as well as performances at venerable summer festivals including Bonnaroo, Pitchfork Music Festival and Maryland Death Fest.
“After a small break from several months of touring here and abroad, we’re ready to get back on the road here in the U.S. and are very much looking forward to playing these lauded and diverse festivals,” said songwriter/guitarist Laura Pleasants.
Spiral Shadow has earned universal praise since its 2010 release on Season of Mist Records. The highest metal entry on Village Voice’s 2010 Pazz & Jop album poll, Kylesa‘s latest release was described as “sweaty as a south Georgia summer” by Spin Magazine and Pitchfork said in a just world “Kylesa would be a household name.” The New York Times described the band’s live performance as “… something trippier and more nebulous than metal, a tribal and swirly and patient sound…”
Tour dates are:
25 Charlotte, NC Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
26 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
27 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest @ Sonar
28 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
29 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
31 Newport, KY Southgate House
1 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
2 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater
3 Austin, TX Liquid Sludge Festival @ The Scoot Inn (Chaos in Tejas)
4 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves
5 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Fest @ Eleanor Tinsley Park
10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
July 17 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival @ Union Park
Hour of 13 have been named the support act for shows between May 25 to June 2.
More info at myspace.com/Kylesa
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