Marking the release of Paracosm in the UK and Europe today, Washed Out has announced European tour dates for this autumn including two UK shows: one in Manchester at one at London's Oval Space on October 24th. A full list of dates can be found below.
"We toured Within And Without for two years and it was a very synth heavy record so I was stuck behind a keyboard for the live performance. I got a little bored with that so I knew from the very beginning I wanted to bring in some new instruments. I wasn't planning on bringing in as many instruments as I did in the end, but I knew I wanted a change.
"The nature of the band now has shifted. There's a five-piece touring band. It was a challenge with the early stuff to make it interesting live, so I knew it would make more sense with this record to write for some of the musicians and the instruments we use. That's been a big step. There's more groove oriented beats on the record, not the stiff sequenced stuff that I used early on. There's definitely a bit more swing."
Washed Out will be playing the following shows:
7th: Helsinki, Tavastia
8th: Stockholm, Strand
9th: Copenhagen, Vega
13th: Amsterdam, Melkweg
16th: Vienna, Flex
18th: Luzern, Sudpol Luzern
19th: Yverdon-Les-Bains, L'Amalgame
20th: Brussels, Botanique/Orangerie
22nd: Manchester, Gorilla
23rd: Brighton, Concorde 2
24th: London, Oval Space
25th: Budapest, Electronic Beats @ Millenaris Theatre
26th: Paris, Nouveau Casino