ATMOSPHERE TO UNVEIL NEW MATERIAL ON THE ROAD! WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, YOU PAINT THAT SHIT GOLD OUT APRIL 22ND ON RHYMESAYERS – SXSW LISTENING EVENT FRIDAY, MARCH 14TH AT 2PM
If five releases from Atmosphere in less than a year doesn’t have you already convinced that Minneapolis’ Slug and Ant are the hardest working men in the biz, 19 North American tour dates through April and May across the US and Canada should set the record straight. In addition to the three Sad Clown EPs and free full length digital release, Strictly Leakage, Atmosphere will be touring in support of their sixth upcoming studio full length, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold (April 22nd, Rhymesayers). Atmosphere’s notoriously energy driven and sold-out shows have brought the band to New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Europe in years past and this round they’ll be premiering new material to North America fans first. Full list of confirmed dates are below.
As previously reported, there will be no advance promotional copies available before the release date…If you are a long lead publication and wish to hear the record please inquire and we will do the best we can to accommodate. There will be a listening session in Austin at SXSW, Friday, March 14th – info is below.
“Atmosphere When Life Gives You Lemons…” SXSW Listening Event
When: Friday, March 14th – 2-4pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn (Downtown Austin) – 500 North IH 35 (@ 6th St.)
What: Drinks, Food, Lemons, Good Times
Notes: Printouts of all the lyrics with full tracklisting will be handed out.
What we will be sending out is a CD/DVD combo that covers the last 10 years of Atmosphere. The CD will contain a 12-track ‘Greatest Hits’ type of compilation and the DVD will feature a mixed bag of performances and music videos plus a video rollout of the When Life Gives You Lemons… artwork and children’s book.
When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, will mark Atmosphere’s most complete album to date. Recorded in the dead of Winter, and influenced by fatherhood, Slug’s storytelling and ant’s lush melodies have never been more poignant. A limited edition run of When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold will be packaged as a 40 page hard cover black fabric book with gold embossing. In addition to lyrics, credits and an illustrated children’s story written by Slug, the deluxe package will include a bonus DVD with over an hour of live footage and extras from the final shows of the Everybody Loves A Clown tour shot at First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis, with Dolby 5.1 surround audio.
04.22 Chicago, IL The Metro
04.23 Chicago, IL The Metro
04.24 Toronto, ON Opera House
04.26 Boston, MA The Roxy
04.27 New York, NY Webster Hall
04.29 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
05.02 Austin, TX Emo’s
05.03 Austin, TX Emo’s
05.05 Phoenix, AZ Marquis Theater
05.06 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
05.07 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
05.08 San Francisco, CA The Regency
05.09 San Francisco, CA The Regency
05.12 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
05.13 Seattle, WA Showbox
05.14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
05.16 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
05.17 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
05.18 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
“Slug’s incisive rhymes go not only for the heart, but the throat, as well.” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“Rapper Slug and producer Ant of Atmosphere are veterans of making great rap records.” – XLR8R
“Slug gets serious on the mic, channeling heroes BDP and PE. Ant represents better than ever on the production tip, rocking soul samples like an underground Kanye.” – URB MAGAZINE
“Slug Daley… sounds refreshingly unconcerned with ice, bling, or gats. Instead, as his dj ODs on soul samples, Slug sweats the girls who don’t call him back, worries what his son thinks of him, and wonders whether he’s getting too old for this rap shit. He’s not.” – MAXIM