Battles Announce Tour, Hit Le Poisson Rouge In April


So Gloss Drop, the eagerly awaited new record from defiantly complex, deliciously weird art-rock trio Battles, is due out in June, which is great news, considering the excellent of 2007’s Mirrored, which boasted, in “Atlas,” probably the most appealing profoundly disturbing rock anti-single of all time. But what’s really great about this is it gives you an excuse to see them live again, which is where the action really is with these dudes, even with them now short quasi-vocalist Tyondai Braxton and reduced to a trio. They’ve now announced a shitload of dates, spanning from “intimate” venues to their curation of an ATP blowout in the U.K. in December. As for NYC, book it: April 27 at Le Poisson Rouge. Far more on the intimate side, thankfully.You will have no idea what’s going on. You won’t regret trying to find out. All dates below:


01 Osaka, Japan – Zettai-mu

03 Tokyo, Japan – Sonar Sound

08 Rotterdam, Holland – Motel Mosaique

09 Luxembourg – Out of the Crowd

10 Berlin, Germany – Festsaal Kreuzberg

11 Brussels, Belgium – Domino Festival

12 Lille, France – Aeronef

20 London, UK – ICA

26 Boston, US – Brighton Music Hall

27 New York, US – Le Poisson Rouge

29 Toronto, Canada – Horseshoe

30 Chicago, US – Lincoln Hall


02 Los Angeles, US – Echo

03 San Francisco, US – Bottom of the Hill

04 Portland, US – Doug Fir

05 Seattle, US – Crocodile

27 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound

31 Marseille, France – Espace Julien


02 Poitiers, France – Confort Moderne

03 Brighton, UK – Concorde2

05 Dublin, Ireland – Forbidden Fruit Festival

04 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo

06 Leeds, UK – Cockpit

07 Glasgow, UK – The Arches

10 Dortmund, Germany – FZW

11 Munich, Germany – Feierwerk