Little Dragon Debuts “Tumbling Dice”
Swedish band Little Dragon, have release new single “Tumbling Dice,” a track that urges the listener to savor the time they have, to “cheers for this moment, for this life” and a reminder to “celebrate every breath, we will be gone in a flash.” They have also announced a 13-date headline tour across North America this fall, starting July 13th in Brooklyn, NY.
“Tumbling Dice,” is the latest single off the band’s forthcoming album Slugs Of Love, out July 7th on Ninja Tune, and features Damon Albarn (Gorillaz/Blur) on “Glow”, a “slow dripping glittery ride to a daydream in wonderland” and a collaboration with rapper JID (who is signed with J. Cole’s Dreamville label) on the previously released single “Stay”, a song which charts the ups and downs of a relationship.
Consisting of school friends Erik Bodin (drums and percussion), Fredrik Wallin (bass), Håkan Wirenstarnd (keyboards) and Yukimi Nagano (vocals), the band have gone on to become one of the most consistent, respected and universally loved bands of recent times. Recorded in the musical oasis of their Gothenburg Studio — the same studio they have worked in for almost 20 years — on ‘Slugs Of Love’ they bring their distinctive blend of soulful pop, electronics and R&B — all underpinned by lead singer Yukimi’s instantly recognisable vocals — to the fore across 11 tracks that encapsulate the full range of their diverse individual musical influences.
They most recently completed an eventful tour across the US and Canada alongside Leon Bridges, playing iconic venues including The Forum (LA), Forest Hills (NYC) and Scotiabank Arena (Toronto). The tour almost didn’t happen though, when a week before they were due to fly out, their driver disappeared with their deposit. “It started as a normal tour, with two buses and drivers, and ended with a lawsuit and various minivans. We had to consider canceling the tour, or finding solutions on the go. In the end we decided to try, and thanks to our amazing team, we succeeded, we couldn’t have done it without them.”
Little Dragon 2023 Live Dates
July 13 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC
July 14 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NYC
27-Sep: House of Blues, San Diego, CA
29-Sep: Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA
01-Oct: Portola Festival – Pier 80, San Francisco, CA
03-Oct: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
04-Oct: The Neptune, Seattle, WA
05-Oct: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
07-Oct: Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
08-Oct: Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
09-Oct: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
11-Oct: Paradise Rock Club – Music Hall, Boston, MA
12-Oct: Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
13-Oct: 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
15-Oct: Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
Nov 09: Trädgår’n, Gothenburg, SE
Nov 10: Kägelbanan, Stockholm, SE
Nov 11: Vulkan, Oslo, NO
Nov 14: Amagar Bio, Copenhagen, DK
Nov 15: Astra, Berlin, DE
Nov 17: Maassilo, Rotterdam, NL
Nov 18: Élysée Montmartre, Paris, FR
Nov 19: Botanique, Brussels, BE
Nov 21: Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
Nov 22: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Pre-order Slugs Of Love by Little Dragon HERE
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