“Defying Expectations With Dark Lyrics and a Dance Beat” – NEW YORK TIMES
Fresh off sets at this year’s Lollapalooza and HARD festivals, the dynamic trio Miike Snow are announcing a string of fall dates in support of their sophomore album, Happy to You, out now on Downtown/Universal Republic which was heralded by Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Filter among others. On Happy to You, Miike Snow further refines their blend of of pop, rock and electronic music, but take their sound into a darker but more grandiose direction with the addition of orchestras, horns and marching bands. In a live setting the group is known to have fans writhing in euphoria with perfect execution of syncopated rhythms and melodic warmth accompanied by dazzling lights for a show that stimulates all the senses.
Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt, Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg bring their expansive live set-up on the nine date run that will hit select Midwest and East Coast markets and will include a set at this years Moogfest in Asheville, NC. The tour will wrap at the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale later this week, full details can be found below.
MIIKE SNOW FALL TOUR DATES:
October 16: First Avenue/Minneapolis, MN (on sale 8/17 at 10 am CT)
October 17: Congress Theater/Chicago, IL (on sale 8/17 at 10 am CT)
October 19: United Palace/New York, NY (Presale for American Express card members on 8/15 at 12 pm ET, general on sale on 8/17 at 12 pm ET)
October 20: State Theater/Portland, ME (on sale 8/17 at 10 am ET)
October 22: Orpheum Theatre/Boston, MA (on sale 8/17 at 10 am ET)
October 23: Wellmont Theatre/Montclair, NJ (Presale for American Express card members on 8/15 at 12 pm ET, general on sale on 8/17 at 12 pm ET)
October 24: 9:30 Club/Washington, DC (2 Shows: Doors 7pm and 11pm, on sale 8/16 at 10 am ET)
October 30: Hollywood Palladium/Los Angeles, CA (on sale 8/17 at 10 am PT)
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATES:
August 16: Frequency Festival/St. Polten, AT
August 18: Pukkelpop Festival/ Hasselt, BE
August 19: Lowlands/ Biddinghuizen, NL
August 24: Rock En Seine/ Paris FR
August 25: Reading Festival/Reading, UK
August 26: Leeds Festival/ Leeds, UK
September 1: Made in America/ Philadelphia, PA
September 7: Berlin Festival/ Berlin, DE
September 9: Bestival/Isle of Wight, UK
October 13: Corona Capital 2012/Mexico City, Mexico
October 26: Moogfest/Asheville, NC
PRESS ON MIIKE SNOW:
The second LP… is exhilarating and, frequently, beautiful.” – ROLLING STONE
“Beats sparkle, synths crest and unfurl with purpose, horns come in at just exact right moment. The foundation is strong.” – PITCHFORK
“… with sufficient talent and sonically adventurous vision, you can do anything. Miike Snow clearly has both at it’s fingertips.” – FILTER
“The spirit of Happy to You is indie rock, but the sound is as addictively sharp as anything in the Top 40” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
AC Entertainment is proud to announce the line up for the third annual Moogfest, the festival of electronic and visionary music that celebrates the innovative spirit of Bob Moog. Taking place on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012 in the city Bob Moog called home, Moogfest 2012 continues building on its exciting reinvention of the Moogfest concept and features its most distinctly invigorating lineup to date. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 10 at Noon EST via www.moogfest.com
Comprised of a diverse yet synergistic group of inspired performers, the 2012 Moogfest lineup includes Primus 3D, a stop on the first ever traveling 3D-enhanced live musical tour, Swedish electro-pop wonders Miike Snow, the electrifying Santigold as well as rare U.S. performances from some of electronic music’s most forward thinking artists including: Orbital, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, Carl Craig and Pantha du Prince. Hip-hop is showcased by GZA, presenting his classic, Liquid Swords, El-P and Killer Mike. Notables also confirmed are: the legendary Thomas Dolby, Explosions In The Sky, Divine Fits, Four Tet, the Magnetic Fields, Prefuse 73 with Teebs as well as some of the hottest newcomers to electronic music such as Actress, Disclosure, Juila Holter and Blondes. A full lineup is below.
These artists will perform at venues throughout beautiful downtown Asheville, including the U.S. Cellular Center,which includes the ExploreAsheville.com arena (formerly the Asheville Civic Center Arena) and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Moogfest will also be utilizing other venues in Asheville, including the Orange Peel (named by Rolling Stone as one of the best clubs in the country) and the more intimate Asheville Music Hall.
Weekend passes, daily GA tickets and VIP packages for Moogfest 2012 will go on sale Friday, August 10 at Noon EST exclusively at www.moogfest.com.
Moogfest is produced in conjunction with Moog Music, the City of Asheville and directly benefits the Bob Moog Foundation.
“a perfect little weekend.” – NPR’s All Songs Considered
“If it sounds like a sort of Star Trek convention for synthesizer geeks (they “air knob” invisible electronic equipment instead of pretend-Stratocasters), in a way it is. But that’s precisely why Moogfest, after just two years, looks likely to become an annual fixture for Asheville – and a model for other towns and cities.” — Reuters
“Moogfest 2011 will forever hold a sacred place in our hearts and memories, and it’s more than a safe bet that we’ll be game for (at least) one more magical round of synth-laden splendor before this world finally calls it quits.” — FILTER
“Moogfest came to a close Sunday with fans and business owners radiating warmth for the electronic music festival and its embrace of the city.” — Asheville Citizen-Times
MOOGFEST 2012 LINEUP Primus 3D Orbital Miike Snow Santigold Richie Hawtin Squarepusher Explosions in the Sky The Magnetic Fields Four Tet Divine Fits GZA presents Liquid Swords Carl Craig Pantha Du Prince Shpongle presents The Masquerade Thomas Dolby Black Moth Super Rainbow Actress Cold Cave EL-P Mouse on Mars Prefuse 73 with Teebs Ana Sia Bear in Heaven Killer Mike Blondes Julia Holter Disclosure Exitmusic Trust Wick-It the Instigator