Ben Frost has added more North American dates to his autumn tour with performances inBrooklyn, Lexington, Philadelphia, Toronto, St. Paul and Chicago. The tour starts on September 20th in Oslo and includes festival performances at Unsound (Poland) and Mutek (Mexico), in addition to his already on-sale and announced dates in Europe, Japan, Canada and Mexico. Ben's show at The Wick on October 18th in Brooklyn will be part of Pitchfork's Show No Mercy collaboration with Blackened Music for their first ever Tinnitus music series.
For a list of all dates and on-sale links please see below.
These dates follow the release of Ben Frost's acclaimed album, A U R O R A, out now on Mute / Bedroom Community (Iceland).
Already a critics favorite, A U R O R A has been featured heavily in 'Albums of the Year So Far' lists and is described by The Wire as "Frost's most fully realised work to date", by Rolling Stone as having "garnered enough enthusiasm to snowball into the ambient event of the year" and by Resident Advisor as "the darkest and most powerful recording of his career".
The album was performed by Ben Frost with Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily and Thor Harris and largely written in Eastern DR Congo. Starved of all the adornments of its predecessor (2009's BY THE THROAT), A U R O R A is wholly absent of guitar, of piano, of string instruments and natural wooden intimacy. Instead, it offers a de?ant new world of ?ercely synthetic shapes and galactic interference, pummelling skins and pure metals.
BEN FROST L I V E:
August 15th--Jabberwocky Festival--London, ENGLAND-
September 20th--Ultima Contemporary Music Festival--Oslo, NORWAY
September 21st--Landmark @ Bergen Kunsthall-Bergen, NORWAY-
September 22nd-Tavastia--Helsinki, FINLAND-
September 24th--Museum of Modern Ukrainian Art-Kiev
September 25th--TodaysArt Festival--Den Haag, HOLLAND-
September 26th--Bozar Electronic Arts Festival-Brussels, BELGIUM-
October 1st-Conpass--Osaka, JAPAN-
October 2nd--WWW presents--Tokyo, JAPAN-
October 4th--Amplifest 2014--Porto, PORTUGAL-
October 5th--Denovali Swingfest--Essen, GERMANY-
October 16th--Unsound Festival--Krakow, POLAND-
North American Tour Dates:
October 18th--The Wick Presented by Pitchfork's Show No Mercy--Brooklyn, NY-
October 19th--Contemporary Arts Centre--Cincinnati, OH -
October 20th--The Downtown Arts Center Black Box Theater--Lexington, KY-
October 21st--Boot and Saddle--Philadelphia, PA -
October 22nd--Sala Rossa--Montreal, QC, CANADA -
October 23rd--Le Cercle--Quebec City, QC, CANADA -
October 24th--The Garrison--Toronto, ONT, CANADA -
October 25th--Mutek.MX2014--Mexico City, MEXICO -
October 28th--Club Los Globos--Los Angeles, CA -
October 29th--Grey Area Gallery--San Francisco, CA -
October 30th--Amsterdam--St. Paul, MN -
October 31st-Constellation-Chicago, IL -
FURTHER EUROPEAN DATES:
November 5th--roBOt Paths--Bologna, ITALY-
November 6th-ClubToClub--Torino, ITALY- clubtoclub.it/2014-en
November 7th--RomaEuropa Festival--Rome, ITALY-
November 8th--Time Zones, Bari--ITALY-
November 20th--Le Guess Who? Festival--Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS-
November 21st--St. Ghetto Festival--Bern, SWITZERLAND-
It's almost here! Here's what to expect.