The legend of Dirty Projectors has been closely tied to their jaw-dropping live performances, so when the band announces a six week headlining North American tour, it is time to pay close attention. Their new album, Rise Above, has finally captured the band’s live energy and momentum, but there is still something undeniable about witnessing Dirty Projectors in the flesh.
For an incredibly unique take on the Dirty Projectors live show, check out their recent “take away show” videos recorded by the La Blogotheque. It’s a truly special, one-of-a-kind performance.
Dirty Projectors are headed to Europe for the first time this summer. They will be supporting Beirut in London, Paris and Berlin, as well as appearing at several European festivals. In addition to these shows, Dirty Projectors will also headline a handful of dates during their travels. All of the Dirty Projectors tour dates can be found here.
Dirty Projectors also have a special New York City appearance tonight, supporting Deerhoof at the David Bowie curated High Line Festival.
The wait is finally over. Dirty Projectors new album Rise Above is available for pre-order in the Dead Oceans store on CD and LP formats. Customers who prefer vinyl will also receive a coupon to download an MP3 version of the album. Also, beginning this week Dirty Projectors launch an extensive North American tour. Yacht, Vampire Weekend, White Rainbow and Ecstatic Sunshine are opening dates along the way — check the link below to see which fantastic line-up is headed to your town.
Earlier this year Dirty Projectors visited our friends at Daytrotter and performed songs that were not on their new album, Rise Above. They passed back through Rock Island, IL again this fall and stopped by the Daytrotter studios, this time recording a few selections from Rise Above. These three songs are sparser than the originals, allowing the vocal harmonies to really shine through. Stop by Daytrotter and give it a spin!