Antibalas, the acclaimed, socially and politically-minded group will release its Anti- debut on March 6th.
Titled Security, the collective – with an active lineup of about a dozen musicians – recently wrapped work in Chicago with innovative producer John McEntire (Stereolab, Tom Ze) of Tortoise on the new disc. In conjunction with the disc’s release, Antibalas has set select U.S. tour dates for March and April.
Antibalas celebrates the release of its fourth and newest full-length gem with Security. Pushing itself beyond the revolutionary Afrobeat blueprint the group used as a launching pad in the late ‘90s, Antibalas illustrates its penchant for taking chances, building on its acclaimed back catalog, and recent collaborations with the likes of TV on the Radio, Baaba Maal and Gomez.
Veterans of Festivals from Bonnaroo, Coachella and Bumbershoot to Glastonbury, Montreux and Roskilde, Antibalas has shared the stage and studio with the likes of Trey Anastasio and Medeski, Martin and Wood. Renowned worldwide, the group – whose name means “bulletproof” in Spanish – weaves a rich tapestry of latin, jazz, classical, funk and soul into its horn-driven approach.
Antibalas Tour Dates:
3/10 Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY
3/16 Antone’s, Austin, TX
3/21 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
3/22 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
3/28 Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT
3/29 Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
3/31 Middle East Underground, Cambridge MA
4/4 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
4/7 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
4/24 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
4/26 Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
4/29 Southgate House, Newport, KY
More dates to follow…