Thundercat To Prowl North America

Phoenix, Tulsa, Philadelphia and Seattle are just a few of the cities receiving a visit from Thundercat as the awesome singer/songwriter/bassist plots his August-October travels in support of his new mini-album, “The Beyond / Where The Giants Rome.”

Released last month on Brainfeeder, the six-track disc contains the first new solo material from Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat in two years and was hailed by Pitchfork as a “best new music” selection. The track “Them Changes” was praised by Los Angeles Times scribe Randall Roberts as being “drenched with black-power energy and dense with soul-funk spirit.”

Thundercat had a little help from his friends for the disc.  Flying Lotus co-produced three of the tracks and Herbie Hancock provided keyboards on “Lone Wolf & Cub.”  The presence of other members of the Brainfeeder world is also felt on the record with Kamasi Washington playing sax, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson providing strings and Mono/Poly contributing production.  Here’s the tour:

Aug. 1 – Happy Valley, Ore., Pendarvis Farm (Pickathon)
Aug. 2 – Happy Valley, Ore., Pendarvis Farm (Pickathon)
Aug. 6 – Washington, D.C., The Howard Theatre
Aug. 8 – Los Angeles, Calif., Shrine Expo Hall (Low End Theory)
Aug. 23 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Commodore Barry Park (Afro-Punk Festival)
Sept. 17 – San Diego, Calif., The Casbah
Sept. 18 – Phoenix, Ariz., Valley Bar
Sept. 20 – Denver, Colo., Larimer Lounge
Sept. 22 – Tulsa, Okla., The Vanguard
Sept. 23 – Austin, Texas, Holy Mountain
Sept. 24 – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live – Studio
Sept. 25 – San Antonio, Texas, Alamo City Music Hall
Sept. 26 – Denton, Texas, Various Venues (Oaktopia)
Sept. 27 – Toronto, Ontario, The Hoxton
Sept. 29 – Montreal, Quebec, Théâtre Fairmount
Sept. 30 – Cambridge, Mass., Middle East Downstairs
Oct. 1 – Philadelphia, Pa., Johnny Brenda’s
Oct. 3 – Atlanta, Ga., Central Park (Afro-Punk Festival)
Oct. 4 – Vancouver, B.C., The Alexander
Oct. 6 – Seattle, Wash., The Crocodile
Oct. 7 – Portland, Ore., Star Theater
Oct. 8 – Arcata, Calif., Arcata Theatre
Oct. 9 – San Francisco, Calif., 1015 Folsom
Oct. 10 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Velvet Jones

Some shows go on sale July 10.  Click here for more info.