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Published: January 24, 2010

Shpongle, pioneers of modern musical psychedelia, will be on tour in the US from 4-16-10 to 5-8-10 to promote their new album, Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland.

Having recently released their long-awaited and much anticipated 4th studio album, Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland, the UK-based DJ/Producer Simon Posford (who, together with Raja Ram on flute, makes up Shpongle) will tour the United States from coast to coast this April and May, making stops in all four corners of the country along the way.  With the release of this album and subsequent tour, the internationally acclaimed electronica project have returned from what many fans feared was a void after the release of their 3rd album in the summer of 2005. Posford, the producer, multi-instrumentalist and driving force behind Shpongle’s exploratory odyssey and sonic oddity, will delight fans new and old with tonal textures that break boundaries of convention while at the same time harnessing the primal energy of sound.  Coupled with the richly evocative flute musings of Raja Ram, the Shpongle experience is one of both worldly and otherworldly roots.

Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland contains languages of harmonic and melodic construction that long-time fans will know and love, while taking massive leaps forward in terms of production techniques, structure and direction.  With influences drawn from Steve Reich to Big Brother TV shows and beyond, Shpongle continues to evolve and inspire.  All out Shpongle-mania has ensued for this album’s release, clearly demonstrated in October when the London launch party sold out and a second night had to be added.

For portions of this tour, Shpongle will be accompanied by a smorgasbord of artists including fellow Twisted Records alumni, Prometheus (Benji Vaughan, who, together with Posford constitute the group, Younger Brother), world-renowned digital media artist, VJ Zebbler and ArcheDream for HUMANKIND, an international theater company that merges ancient ritual with modern technology to unite, uplift and empower.  The experience is sure to enchant audiences with a visceral dance of psychedelic sensory information that can only be described as “…a strange hybrid of electronic manipulation and shamanic midgets with frozen digits squeezing the envelope and crawling through the doors of perception…”

Here is a list of the complete Spring tour dates:

4/13 - The Pour House - Charleston, SC

4/14 - New Earth Music Hall - Athens, GA

4/15 - The Valarium - Knoxville, TN w/ Younger Brother and Prometheus

4/16 - Limelight - Nashville, TN

4/17 - The Fillmore - New York, NY

4/20 - The Granada - Lawrence, KS w/ Prometheus

4/21 - Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE

4/22 - Aggie Theatre - Fort Collins, CO

4/23 & 4/24 - The Fox Theater - Boulder, CO

4/28 - The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA

4/29 - The Arcata Theatre - Arcata, CA

4/30 - The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA

5/1 - The Manifestation Celebration featuring Shpongle and Alex Grey - La Zona Rosa - Austin, TX

5/2 - Trees - Dallas, TX

5/5 - Pantages Theatre - Minneapolis, MN

5/6 - The Kinetic Playground - Chicago, IL

5/7 - The Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR

5/8 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA


The Maifestation Celebation on May 1st will feature Shpongle along with live painting and discussion by Allison and Alex Grey.  A special sneak screening of DMT - The Spirit Molecule (The Movie) will also take place at the event.

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