Tortoise, the world-renowned Chicago music pioneers, announce their first 2010 dates hitting several cities that they didn’t get to visit in 2009.
Beacons of Ancestorship is the band’s first record in over five years and continues to demonstrate their ability to push boundaries, remold their sound and yet still retain a sense of cohesion – a singular "Tortoise" mood/feeling/sound that is truly their own. The band recently completed an extensive European tour where they collaborated with Cluster at the Royal Festival Hall in London, recorded an improvised BBC studio session with Colin Newman (Wire), and took part in the 10th Anniversary ATP Festival in Minehead, England.
WINTER TOUR 2010 DATES
Feb 11 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall w/Disappears
Feb 12 Nashville, TN Exit In w/Disappears
Feb 13 Birmingham, AL Bottletree w/Disappears
Feb 14 Atlanta, GA The Earl w/Disappears
Feb 15 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle w/Disappears
Feb 16 Washington, DC Black Cat w/Disappears
Feb 17 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre w/Disappears
Feb 18 Toronto, ON Lees Palace w/Disappears
Feb 19 Ann Arbor, MI The Blind Pig w/Disappears
Feb 20 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall w/Robert A.A. Lowe