Of Montreal Announces 2013 U.S. Tour, Coming to Grand Central Miami
|Photo by Ian Witlen|
|Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes in Miami, 2010.|
Of course, the crux of the band's genetic makeup is joyously manic, vaudevillian Dayglo pop.
But the secret ingredient to Kevin Barnes and his merry indie-pop pranksters longevity (17 glitter-and-spandex packed years!) has nothing to do with the group's obvious archetypes and signatures, and everything to do with their insatiable hustle, which, BTW, is quite comparable to the rock-slangin' unfuckwithability of a top-shelf rhyme-spittin', drug-dealin' trap star.
UPDATE Of Montreal has canceled and rescheduled the Miami show after its tour broke down.
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Of Montreal's Spring/Summer 2013 Tour DatesJust look at the numbers! In addition to 17 straight years as a functioning ensemble, Of Montreal has produced a prolific discography that includes 11 full-length albums, comfortably easing into the habit of releasing a record every other year.
Miami, FL - Grand CentralCanceled
May 4 Orlando, FL - The Social *
May 5 Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theater *
May 6 Austin, TX - Mohawk *
May 8 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *^
May 9 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *
May 10 San Francisco, CA - Slim's *
May 11 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
May 12 Seattle, WA - Vera Project *
May 15 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center *
May 16 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre *
May 17 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
May 18 Covington, KY - The Madison Theater *
May 19 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom *
May 20 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom *
May 21 Boston, MA - Paradise *
May 22 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
May 24 Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger *
May 25 Frederick, MD - Flying Dog Brewery
May 28 Honolulu, HI - Republik #
June 1 Nagano, Japan - Taico Club Festival
July 5 Miami, FL - Grand Central % with Royal Canoe
* with Wild Moccasins
^ with Turquoise Jeep
# with Clones of the Queen & Sing the Body
And while the band may not be selling CD-Rs and t-shirts out of the trunk of its heavily customized Impala, Of Montreal's road warrior dedication to touring just might be superior to the collective water-whippin' of Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, and Rick Ross. Combined.
But unlike the paradigms and milieus that define the trap rappers listed above, Of Montreal promotes a cotton-candy lifestyle that will never get you arrested by an undercover officer or shot by a rival pusherman.
Vaudevillian Dayglo pop for life.
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