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Published: October 19, 2010


Following four straight sold-out shows to kick off the Fall Tour, Lotus prepares to march further, hitting both coasts and points in between this season. After Fall Tour ends in November, two more shows go down in Chicago just after Thanksgiving. Lotus goes out again for a short holiday run starting December 29th at the Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY. They are back in Baltimore for an intimate show at the 8x10 on the 30th before their highly-anticipated return to Philadelphia’s Electric Factory for a hometown New Year’s Eve celebration where they’re joined this year by old friends and fellow Philadelphians, Brothers Past. As a special to the fans, there are a limited number of reduced price two-show passes for the Baltimore and New Year’s Eve shows.

The band’s epic light show and pounding beats may be club inspired, but their ability to connect with the audience through emotive composition and dynamic improvisation pushes performances past the elusive barrier dividing concert and experience. The swelling beats of a non-stop dance party, the soaring guitar and the melodic triumphs of a cathartic rock experience, are the elements of the live instrumental dance rock of Lotus. Sending huge crowds into a sweat-drenched euphoria at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Ultra, Rothbury, Nocturnal, All Good and Nateva, the band has become a highly sought after late-night act.

The album Hammerstrike and the two follow-up EPs, Oil on Glass/Feather on Wood, show the multiple sides of Lotus. Slow building, guitar driven compositions are complimented by music leaning toward harder beats and electronic textures and work together to form a cohesive whole. Always pushing forward, the band has been writing, performing and recording new music throughout the year developing new sounds and expanding their unique musical voice.

The Fall Tour continues on tonight in St. Louis, with the glitch-hop drenched beats of Mux Mool along for the extent of the tour, and continues across the country, supported by an array of local electronic artists in each city.

10/20 St. Louis, MO: The Pageant

10/21 Little Rock, AR: Revolution Music Room

10/22 Tulsa, OK: Cain’s Ballroom

10/24 Flagstaff, AZ: The Orpheum Theater

10/26 Solana Beach, CA: Belly Up Tavern

10/27 Los Angeles, CA: House of Blues

10/28 Crystal Bay, NV: Crown Room

10/29 San Francisco, CA: The Independent

10/30 Portland, OR: Roseland Theater

10/31 Seattle, WA: The Showbox at The Market

11/02 Missoula, MT: The Top Hat

11/03 Bozeman, MT: Emerson Ballroom

11/04 Salt Lake City, UT: The State Room

11/05 Denver, CO: Gothic Theater

11/06 Denver, CO: The Fillmore

11/09 Lawrence, KS: The Bottleneck

11/10 Omaha, NE: Slowdown

11/11 Milwaukee, WI: Turner Hall Ballroom

11/12 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue

11/13 Madison, WI: Orpheum Theatre

11/14 Madison, WI: Royal Oak Theatre

11/17 Clifton Park, NY: Northern Lights

11/18 Boston, MA: House of Blues

11/19 South Burlington, VT: Higher Ground

11/20 South Burlington, VT: Higher Ground

11/21 Northampton, MA: Pearl Street

11/26 Chicago, IL: Martyrs’

11/27 Chicago, IL: Riviera Theatre

12/29 Rochester, NY: Water Street Music Hall

12/30 Baltimore, MD: 8x10

12/31 Philadelphia, PA: Electric Factory

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