SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
Rupa And The April Fishes Announce 2012 Tour Dates
Build Tour To Kick Off Sept. 20th
San Francisco's Rupa and the April Fishes kick off their seven-month world tour with six weeks across the U.S. and Canada, including festival stops and headlining shows from Santa Barbara to New York City to support of their new album Build. The band's "ecstatic and powerfully evocative" (LA Times) sound has taken them to events ranging from the Montreal Jazz Festival to San Francisco's Warfield Theatre with Manu Chao to the Kennedy Center. Each show delivers horn-blaring, upright bass-thumping energy from band led by a "passionate performer who can go from a stomp to a waltz to a whisper and back again."
The band's new album Build is out October 2nd on Electric Gumbo Radio Music in the U.S. and will be distributed in Europe on the Nat Geo Music label.
Self-described as "the sound of a paradigm shifting," Rupa and the April Fishes is: Rupa (guitar, vocals), Mario Alberto Silva (trumpet), Aaron Kierbel (percussion, contraptions), Safa Shokrai (upright bass) and Misha Khalikulov (cello).
Catch them before they swim off to Europe, Africa, India and Bali.
RUPA AND THE APRIL FISHES 2012 NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES:
Sep 15, 16 - The Plains, VA - Virginia Wine Festival
Sep 18 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café
Sep 20 - Hartford, CT - Real Artways
Sep 21 - Arden, DE - The Arden Club
Sep 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Littlefields
Sep 23 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
Sep 26 - S. Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Sep 27 - Quebec, QC - Petit Champlain
Sep 28 - Sherbrooke, QC - Centennial Theatre
Sep 29 - Troy, NY - Sanctuary for Independent Media
Sep 30 - Montreal, QC - Ballatou
Oct 2 - Boston, MA - TBA
Oct 3 - Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki
Oct 4 - Washington, DC - Atlas
Oct 5, 6 - Pittsboro, NC - Shakori Hills Grass Roots Festival
Oct 11 Athens, OH @ Casa Nueva
Oct 12 - Indianapolis, IN - Jazz Kitchen
Oct 14 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
Oct 23, 24 - Portland, OR - White Eagle
Oct 25 - Olympia, WA - Olympia Ballroom
Oct 26 - Kirkland, WA - Kirkland Performance Center
Oct 27 - Vancouver, BC - Capilano University NSCH Centre
Oct 28 - Santa Barbara, CA - Lunacy Music & Arts Festival
Nov 9 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall