Underworld Announce US October Tour Dates Release Album “Barking” September 14 (Om Records/Cooking Vinyl)

Underworld Announce US October Tour Dates Release Album “Barking” September 14 (Om Records/Cooking Vinyl)

October US Tour Dates Announced
Barking – released September 14

“Underworld is freed up to focus on crafting memorable tunes that hark back to their electronica heyday, as well as more personal, coherent lyrics. Earnest emotions surprisingly suit these dance-floor surrealists. – SPIN

Celebrating the release of their sixth studio album Barking, Underworld – one of the greatest names in electronic music – will be touring the USA this fall. Reenergized by recent collaborations with some of today’s top talents, Underworld have proven their staying power over the last thirty years, delivering some of this generation’s most indelible soundtracks.

From their earliest days, Underworld have been multimedia provocateurs, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be post-modern musicians. Their combination of electronics with a rock n roll sensibility, Karl Hyde’s signature stream of conscious lyricism, Rick Smith’s flawless mixing prowess and their far-reaching artistic vision have enthralled fans the world over for years. Once an underground cult sensation selling singles out of the back of a van, over the last few decades, Underworld have set the standard for festival tours, inspiring props from no less than acts like Radiohead.

While collaboration is nothing new to them – from their halcyon days with Darren Emerson through their pivotal work for Danny Boyle, to their current album featuring Dubfire, High Contrast and Paul Van Dyke, Underworld have never lost their trademark sound or sense of fun. Whether they’re inflating giant glow sticks on stage to the soaring synths of “Born Slippy”, giving die-hards goosebumps with “Jumbo” encores or shooting video of the audience right back at them on giant screens, Underworld have consistently given music lovers some of the most memorable live experiences in music history.

Barking is a sweet summation of all the best parts that have made Underworld leaders of a whole new school. Class is in session. Consider this your roll call.

To see Underworld live:

Mon-25-Oct-10 Washington, DC 9:30 Club Wed-27-Oct-10 New York, NY Roseland Ballroon
Fri-29-Oct-10 San Francisco Live 105 – Cow Palace
Sat-30-Oct-10 San Diego 4th & B
Sun-31-Oct-10 Los Angeles Shrine – HARD HALLOWEEN

*All Tickets are on sale NOW except for San Diego.
San Diego on sale date: AEG Live presale- Thursday, Sept. 16 from 10am to 10pm
Public on sale – Friday, Sept. 17th at 10am

Watch the video for “Always Loved A Film” which premiered on Pitchfork.

”Bird 1 was produced by the band with Dubfire, who helps create the starkly minimalist, addictive atmosphere”… “A darker, more sinister (but still highly danceable) 7-minute opening track”. Stereogum

“And sure as “Gimme Shelter” was a requiem for all that ’60s hippy optimism, Underworld’s “Born Slippy” poignantly soundtracked rave’s hollow,gurned-up hangover. Curiously, where Underworld was once a dark foil to what was generally a culture of peace, love and hedonism, in these grim times, “Barking” is a relatively upper’s affair, and something of a techno’s-greatest-bits. Filter

“Epic, small hours urgency of their Nineties heyday in the first single from their excellent Barking album ” – The Times

“Diamond Jigsaw” is so damned uplifting it should be played in rehab centers, and its peaks of Everest proportions pretty much ensures you’ll hear it on every mix by the DJ for the next few years. – Eat Sleep Drink Music/Bullzeye

“What I think will be cool about this album is that it will give Underworld some new exposure to a younger generation who are only now discovering the awesomeness of electronic music.” – Boom Boom Chik

“The epic festival trance of ‘Always Loved a Film’, with Hyde intoning ‘Heaven! Heaven!’ over pounding techno…will keep the dance tents rocking.” – Q Magazine

“Barking is the sound of veterans re-energised” – Uncut ****

“Lustrous” – The Daily Mirror ****

“Up with their hypnotically melodic best” – The Sun ****

“Helicopter to rapturous pneumatic satisfaction” – Maximum Ink

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