Gearing up for their North American Tour this Fall, THIEVERY CORPORATION have announced the “Ultimate Tour Experience“ for select fans to enjoy their mesmerizing live shows in a whole new and exclusive way. In collaboration with PledgeMusic, the band will be giving a handful of lucky fans the opportunity to experience their shows up close and personal. These access passes are available now at: http://pmusic.co/39vXkb
“We are doing something we call the Ultimate Tour Experience where only 10 people per show will get to watch us from either the photo pit or the side of the stage,” said the band in a statement. “Each venue is different and some don’t have room on the stage or don’t have a pit area but don’t worry, you will get the best access we can grant. You will also get VIP passes to come watch our Soundcheck before the show. This is something we have only done once before and we liked it, so we thought we would try it again. Soundcheck is the place to go for the chance to hear the band try new things out before the show.”
In addition, the band will be offering the opportunity for two fans from each show to be in the photopit as the “Official Thievery Corporation Photographer” where they will be able to get in front of the action to take pics and share their pics on the band’s socials with proper photo credit. The PledgeMusic campaign will also offer a limited number of signed items like set lists for each show, posters, vinyl, and more.
This tour also features the U.S. debut of Jamaica-based vocalist RACQUEL JONES who co-wrote and sings on “Letter To The Editor,” the first single and video from the latest album, The Temple of I & I. Racquel has been performing with Thievery Corporation for most of 2017 and made her debut with the band on their 15 city European tour this past February, but because of a very slow visa approval process in the U.S., she was unable to perform with the band until now.
Infused with the culture and rhythm of Jamaica, Thievery Corporation’s latest album The Temple of I & I is an extension of the dub ethos and aesthetic that they’ve harbored since their debut EP Sounds from Thievery Hi-Fi, except this time, they dove headfirst into the rich and warm musical environs of Port Antonio, Jamaica and surrounded themselves with the island’s magic.
“The Temple of I & I is a place of worship that exists only in our imagination; a place where all people are chosen people and the unity of living things is possible,” explains Hilton about the album’s title. “So much of the world is divided into tribes and belief systems that have imprisoned people’s consciousness and allowed a few to control the many. Culture can be a blessing and a curse. Humanity transcends tribe and culture. This has been a constant theme in Thievery Corporation’s message since day one”
Thievery Corporation is Eric Hilton and Rob Garza. The Temple of I & I is out now via ESL Records.
SEP 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
SEP 28 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
SEP 29 – Portland, ME @ Aura
SEP 30 – New York, NY @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island
OCT 03 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
OCT 04 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
OCT 05 – Madison, WI @ The Orpheum Theatre
OCT 06 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
OCT 07 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
OCT 11 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
OCT 13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
OCT 14 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
OCT 17 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach
OCT 20 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
OCT 21 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
OCT 22 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
OCT 23 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
OCT 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
OCT 28 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
OCT 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic