October 27, 2011

Touring: Dan Deacon Ensemble

DAN DEACON is returning to Australia, and this time he’s bringing his ensemble. No amount of text can describe how amazing this will be!


MARION BAY, TAS: Falls Festival, Friday 30th January.

LORNE, VIC: Falls Festival, Saturday 31st January (Dan Deacon solo set + Dan Deacon Ensemble set to count down the new year!).

ADELAIDE: Fri 6th January @ Adelaide Festival Centre, Space Theatre. Doors 10pm, all ages. Tickets on sale now.

BUSSELTON, WA: Southbound Festival, Saturday 7th January..

SYDNEY: Wed 11th January @ Sydney Festival w/- John Maus @ Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar, Sydney. Tickets on sale now on the Sydney Festival website or phone 1300 668 812, and also through Ticketek, phone 132 849.

BRISBANE: Thu 12th January @ Woodland w/- John Maus and Toy Balloon. Tickets on sale now from Oztix.

MELBOURNE: Fri 13th January @ Mistletone Fright Night w/- John Maus, Rat vs Possum, Jonti, Montero and Parking Lot Experiments. Door prizes galore for the most frightful costumes! Tickets $35 + booking fee on sale now from The Corner Box Office.

NOISY Baltimore electro-shock artist and dance-party authority Dan Deacon is renowned as one of the world’s funnest and most epic live performers. Crazy and inspirational, participatory and energetic, his intense live show breaks down audience inhibitions to enable mass mayhem and fun.

Dan Deacon had already gained notoriety on the American DIY music circuit for his spastic and bizarre solo-electronic performances by the time his album Spiderman of the Rings (Mistletone, 2007) established him as a noise-pop songsmith. Dan followed Spiderman with the dense, sprawling Bromst in 2009. Bromst’s heavy use of live instruments prompted the composer to form the 17-piece Dan Deacon Ensemble, which toured in support of the album. Even as his live shows became larger-scale and less intimate, Dan has never lessened his emphasis on audience participation.

He has since delved back into art music through collaborations with premiere percussion ensemble So Percussion, as well as soundtracks for the films Hilvarenbeek and, most recently, Francis Ford Coppola’s upcoming Gothic Horror feature, Twixt. Dan is currently building out a studio to record his next album.

The Dan Deacon Ensemble lineup features Denny Bowen (Double Dagger) on drums, Dave Jacober (Dope Body) on drums/mallets,
Chester Gwazda (Nuclear Power Pants, producer of Bromst & Dan’s forthcoming album) on synths/computers and Jordan Casey (Zomes) on synths.

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