DJ Shadow announces The Mountain Will Fall UK tour dates (2017)
Story by Jack Foley
EXPERIMENTAL hip hop luminary DJ Shadow – aka Josh Davis – has announced a UK headline tour in October 2017, following a run of festival appearances across the globe.
The San Francisco-based producer will kick things off at Sonar Festival’s Hong Kong edition before taking in Coachella festival, Sonar in Barcelona, Outlook, Bestival and much more.
The UK tour will commence in Glasgow on October 3, heading to Manchester, Bristol and finally, London’s Roundhouse on October 7. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 17 from 9am.
These dates come off the back of a stellar year for DJ Shadow, with the summer 2016 release of his critically-acclaimed studio album The Mountain Will Fall – his first release in five years – drawing praise from all corners.
2016 also heralded the 20th anniversary of Shadow’s 1996 debut album, Endtroducing, widely regarded as a ground-breaking release that paved the way for experimental hip hop and changed the shape of electronic music from that point on.
The 20th Anniversary Endtrospective Edition, released in October, took the form of a special deluxe 3 CD/LP collection featuring the original album, a collection of demos, alternate takes and live versions titled Excessive Ephemera and 12 specially commissioned remixes from some of contemporary electronic music’s leading lights, including Hudson Mohawke, Clams Casino, Salva, Prince Paul, Karma Kid and more.
In his new live show Shadow deftly weaves Endtroducing-era classics into his newer material, from the Run The Jewels-featuring Nobody Speak to Bergschrund, featuring composer luminary Nils Frahm, backed with spellbinding visuals.
The festival dates are…
1 – Sonar Festival – Honk Kong, China
11 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ, USA
12 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM, USA
14 – Coachella – Indio, CA, USA
16 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA, USA
17 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA, USA
18 – Mayan Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, USA
21 – Coachella – Indio, CA, USA
16 – Sonar Festival – Barcelona, Spain
6 – Quebec City International Summer Festival – Quebec, Canada
28 – Panorama Music and Arts Festival – New York, USA
11 – Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary
18 – Route Du Rock – St. Malo, France
6 – Outlook Festival – Pula, Croatia
9 – Bestival – East Lulworth
3 – O2 ABC – Glasgow
5 – Albert Hall – Manchester
6 – O2 Academy Bristol – Bristol
7 – Roundhouse – London