Toro y Moi announces new fall tour dates

Toro y Moi announces new fall tour dates, starting July 29th in Chicago.

After the recent release of his new album What For?, Toro y Moi has announced new fall tour dates. The band will be back on the road playing two nights in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg; Portland, OR; Athens, GA; Denver, CO and many more.

Recorded in Toro y Moi frontman and creative force Chaz Bundick’s Berkeley, CA home studio over the course of 2014, What For? draws inspiration from Big Star, Talking Heads and Todd Rundgren, as well as Brazil’s Tim Maia and France’s Cortex, among many others. Unknown Mortal Orchestra guitarist Ruban Nielson appears on the album, as does multi-instrumentalist Julian Lynch.
“I’ve done electronic R&B and more traditional recorded type R&B stuff. I just wanted to see what else was out there,” Bundick says of the record. “It’s all coming from the same mindset and point of creativity. It’s just me trying to take what I already have, and then taking it further.”

Bundick also recently partnered with Frequency Wine on the inaugural collaboration of their Artist Series, designing the label and creating an exclusive mix for their 2014 Frequency blend.

Having spent his formative years playing in punk rock bands and studying graphic design at the University of South Carolina, Bundick began making bedroom recordings under the name Toro y Moi in 2001. Those early recordings made up the seeds of his 2010 debut album Causers of This. Bundick went on to record 2011’s Underneath the Pine and the Freaking Out EP before making his move to California in 2012. Toro y Moi’s Anything In Return followed in 2013, along with the debut full length from Les Sins, Bundick’s dance music project in 2014.

1. What You Want
2. Buffalo
3. The Flight
4. Empty Nesters
5. Ratcliff
6. Lilly
7. Spell It Out
8. Half Dome
9. Run Baby Run
10. Yeah Right

July 29 Chicago, IL Metro
July 31-August 2 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
July 31-August 2 Montreal, QC Osheaga
August 7-9 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands
September 19 Portland, OR Revolution Hall*
September 21 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom*
September 24 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights*
September 25 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre*
September 26 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s*
September 27 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme*
September 28 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom*
September 29 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room*
September 30 Burlington, VT Higher Ground*
October 1 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg*
October 2 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg*
October 3 Richmond, VA The National*
October 4 Baltimore, MD Rams Head*
October 6 Charleston, SC Music Farm*
October 7 Athens, GA Georgia Theater*
October 8 Jacksonville, FL Free Bird Live*
October 9 Tampa, FL State Theatre*
October 12 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall*
October 13 New Orleans, LA Republic*
October 14 Birmingham, AL Saturn*
October 15 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall*
October 16 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room*
October 17 Columbia, MO The Blue Note*
October 18 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre*
October 19 Omaha, NE Waiting Room*
October 21 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre*
October 22 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre*
October 23 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom*
*with Astronauts, etc.

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