New Yorkers AVAN LAVA have announced a new US tour that will start at Palm Spring’s Splash festival. In honour of the new adventures, they’ve released a new remix for their track “Wanna Live” by Toronto’s Action.
Earlier this year the group revealed the video for the original version of “Wanna Live”, which was the directorial debut of Alexander Hammer, who was also responsible for the editing work on Beyonce’s autobiographical television biopic Life Is But a Dream and On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z documentary.
AVAN LAVA released their Make It Real EP via the label Atlas Chair, co-founded by JD Samson of Le Tigre. The band have staked their claim as one of New York’s most vibrant pop acts—a kind of natural bridge between late night club culture and kaleidoscopic pop theatricality.
In doing so, the trio of Ian Pai (producer/drummer), Le Chev (producer/keyboard/guitar) and TC Milan (vocals) have earned a fervent fanbase and managed to bring their raucous live show to points all over the globe. The group’s last EP — Flex Fantasy —proved to be a commercial breakthrough, fine-tuning the trio’s penchant for marrying soulful vocals and sanguine beats. In addition to a seemingly endless amount of touring, the EP also produced three videos (including a clip for “Sisters”, filmed in San Juan) and lead to a long-standing collaboration with famed fashion photographers Inez & Vinoodh, for whom AVAN LAVA created original music for the duo’s fashion campaigns.
Check out the Tour Dates for AVAN LAVA’s US Tour, and listen to “Wanna Live (Action Remix) below:
AVAN LAVA Tour Dates:
Sun 8/9 – Palm Springs, CA @ Splash House festival HERE
Mon 9/21 – Houston @ Rudyards HERE
Tue 9/22 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr HERE
Wed 9/23 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace HERE
Thu 9/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom HERE
Sat 9/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo HERE
Sun 9/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Folsom Street Fair – FREE
Wed 9/30 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake HERE
Thu 10/1 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Sat 10/3 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen HERE