CHROMEO GETTING LOVE FROM THE WORLD AT LARGE!
-OPENING SELECT SEPTEMBER DATES FOR THE BEASTIE BOYS
-PERFORMING ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE IN OCTOBER
-COLLABORATING WITH HALL AND OATES ON THEIR NEW ALBUM
-HEADLINING UK TOUR THIS FALL
The newest Chromeo LP Fancy Footwork has brought our Montreal synth-funk duo to new heights. Not only has the album been hailed by the industry’s favorite publications, but Chromeo has again infiltrated the YouTube and MTV crowds with their latest video for “Tenderoni”.
The Beastie Boys have requested Chromeo to join them for a few key shows on their massive North American upcoming tour. Chromeo chose to open dates that are close to home, so look forward to seeing them on September 19 to 22, between Montreal and Toronto. Two of these are arena shows where the group will be performing to an upwards of 12,000 fans!
A few weeks later, in mid October, Chromeo will be gracing the stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live. This will be their first late-night national television performance.
The band will also be featured on MTV’s ’52/52′, which is a new, innovative way for the channel to give unprecedented exposure to indie artists. MTV picks one artist per week, and gives them a collective of 11 hours of on-air time during their chosen week. The footage is spread out between the myriad of MTV programs, and the artist is given creative freedom as to where and how their segments are shot.
And then came the call…in the form of an email from a once-mustachioed guy named John. Indeed, Chromeo’s idols Hall and Oates have asked them to collaborate with them on their upcoming record! Needless to say, the gentlemen are giddy like schoolchildren to be given this opportunity.
After a long July tour supporting Fancy Footwork with almost all dates sold out, Chromeo is ready for all that the world is handing them. With 1,200 fans at the New York show and 1,000 in Los Angeles (including Paris Hilton), the band is already planning spot dates for the fall in the U.S., Canada, Iceland and Russia, and most importantly a headlining tour of the United Kingdom! Once again, let the funk crusade begin.
PRESS ON CHROMEO:
“Footwork’s array of cheese-ball synths, vocoder distortions, and earnest lyrics shimmer with the nostalgic poppiness of Club Nouveau or Wham!, but the gentle wink gives Chromeo enough contemporary edge to escape the fate of, say, Zubaz pants.” – VIBE
“The album’s squiggly analog synth breaks, call-and-response vocoder hooks, and b-boy electro consistently sounds more fun than funny, more danceable than laughable. Footowork may wear its adoration for New Edition’s adolescent, skirt chasing romanticism on its sleeve, but it’s also a fantastic pop album on its own terms.” – XLR8R
“Gold-plated basslines and rhinestone-studded synths. The smoothest, most sincere funk since New Edition” -THE FADER
“Chromeo takes the cake here with a synth-happy exploration of the intersection of dancefloor sultriness, strip-club raunch, and a very pronounced wink.” – VILLAGE VOICE
NORTH AMERICAN DATES:
09.19 Montreal, Metropolis: WITH BEASTIE BOYS
09.20 Montreal, Bell Center: WITH BEASTIE BOYS
09.21 Toronto, Air Canada Center: WITH BEASTIE BOYS
09.22 Toronto, Hummingbird Center for the Performing
Arts: WITH BEASTIE BOYS
09.29 LA: Neighborhood Festival
10.4 Vancouver, TBC
10.5 Edmonton, Starlite Room
10.6 Calgary, The Legion
11.10: Miami: Bang Music Festival
FANCY FOOTWORK UK TOUR:
10.25 London, Scala
10.26 Brighton, Digital
10.27 Leeds, Stylus
11.22 Newcastle, Digital
11.23 Manchester, Warehouse Project
11.24 Bristol, Thekla
11.29 Glasgow, Sub Club
11.30 Liverpool, Korova
12.1 Birmingham, Rainbow Warehouse
10.20 Rekjavik: Icelandic Airwaves Festival
11.16 Moscow, Pavillon Production
11.17 St. Petersburg, Ice Palace