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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tinariwen North American Tour Dates

The celebrated band Tinariwen are set to tour North America in support of their powerful new album entitled Tassili in stores now.


On their latest, the renowned “Touareg” band returned to the essence of their hypnotic desert blues sound. Recorded in the South-Eastern Algerian desert, the band is joined by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio. Later on, virtuoso guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco) and the horns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band contributed.

The result is a simultaneously exotic and accessible sound that has garnered the group rave reviews. The band was profiled recently in the New York Times and Tassili debuted on the Billboard Top 200 its first week out and is currently #1 on the CMJ New World Chart.

In reviewing a recent sold out performance, Consequence Of Sound offered “Tinariwen proved why they’ve earned a reputation as one of the world’s most entertaining acts; their performance was a true testament to the universal power of music.”

The band’s sonic trek across North America begins with a performance at the Ooh LA L.A. Festival in Los Angeles. The event is sponsored by the Consulate General of France and, among others, trendsetting radio station KCRW 89.9. Tickets can be purchased via various outlets and at: www.oohlalafestival.com

TINARIWEN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

2011-09-30 El Rey Theater Los Angeles CA

2011-10-29 Luckman Fine Arts Complex Los Angeles CA

2011-10-30 Fillmore San Francisco CA

2011-10-31 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz CA

2011-11-02 Rialto Theatre Tucson AZ

2011-11-04 Granada Theater Dallas TX

2011-11-05 Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin TX

2011-11-06 Fitzgeralds Houston TX

2011-11-07 House of Blues New Orleans LA

2011-11-09 The Social Orlando FL

2011-11-10 Grand Central Miami FL

2011-11-11 State Theater St.Petersburg FL

2011-11-12 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA

2011-11-13 Cats Cradle Carrboro NC

2011-11-15 9:30 Club Washington DC

2011-11-16 Trocadero Philadelphia PA

2011-11-18 Paradise Boston MA

2011-11-19 Webster Hall New York NY

2011-11-21 Rex Theater Pittsburgh PA

2011-11-22 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH

2011-11-23 Majestic Theatre Detroit MI

2011-11-25 Metro Chicago IL

2011-11-26 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis MN

2011-12-01 Showbox Theater Seattle WA

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