Dirty Projectors Swing Across North America

Dirty Projectors have scheduled over six weeks of shows in the U.S. and Canada this summer to go along with the indie rock band’s new album.

Swing Lo Magellan is set for release July 10 in North America on Domino Records.

Domino describes the 12 tracks of Swing Lo Magellan as “a collection of moments: accidental, fortuitous, spontaneous. The performances feel warm and imperfect. Unguarded intimacy is somewhat of a new look for this band, and it turns out it’s a very good look. … The album has both the handmade intimacy of a love letter and the widescreen grandeur of a blockbuster, and if that sounds like a paradox –it’s because it was until now.”  

Photo: Doug Seymour
Millennium Park, Chicago, Ill.

The Dirty Projectors’ summer road trip kicks off in Canada with headline shows at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall July 6, Montreal’s Club Soda July 7 and Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom July 24.

U.S. stops include Pittsburgh at Mr. Small’s Theatre July 11; Denver’s Bluebird Theatre July 20; Los Angeles’ The Wiltern July 28; Dallas’ Kessler Theater Aug. 3; Orlando, Fla., at The Beacham Aug. 6; Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse Aug. 9; Louisville, Ky., at Headliners Music Hall Aug. 14; and Washington, D.C., at the 9:30 Club Aug. 16.

The band, which formed in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2002, will return to its home turf to play Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Fest July 10 at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Dirty Projectors will also take the stage at Pitchfork Music Festival at Chicago’s Union Park July 13.

Last date of the tour is Philadelphia at Union Transfer Aug. 18.

A limited number of presale tickets are available through CrowdSurge.com. Tickets for select dates go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 13.

Check out the tune “Gun Has No Trigger” at DirtyProjectors.netand visit DominoRecordco.com for more information.