11/17/2016

Cloud Cult Announces New Dates Playing Back-to-Back Sets | "The Seeker" Film Now Screening Nationwide!

Cloud Cult Announces New Shows After Sold Out
U.S. West Coast Tour


Winter Dates On Sale Now – Performing Two Full Sets Back-to-Back

Band also Brings Their Feature Film to Theaters Nationwide


 
NEW YORK, NY – November 16, 2016 – In the wake of a collapsing music industry that’s struggling to stay profitable, independent rock band Cloud Cult has served as a model of innovation for over 15 years, and their current release The Seeker is no exception.  From being the first band to develop a 100% postconsumer recycled CD case back in 2000 to releasing their most critically acclaimed album AND an award winning feature film in 2016, the band continues to surge forward.  Music critics have argued that this creative flexibility stems from the fact that years ago the band declined offers to be backed by major labels in favor of staying independent and paving their own way.

That path seems to be working for this Midwestern group of musicians.  Fresh off of a sold outWest Coast tour Cloud Cult has announced additional dates for a special run of shows in the Southern US that sees the orchestral indie-rock band performing two back-to-back sets each night: an acoustic set followed directly by a full electric set.  Dubbed An Evening with Cloud Cult, the band are continuing to tour in support of their highly innovative multi-media release The Seeker, which came out earlier this year and was accompanied by their award-winning film of the same name.  The Seeker, starring Josh Radnor and Alex McKenna, has been screening to packed audiences at festivals all year.


Cloud Cult’s founder and songwriter Craig Minowa says the band recently teamed up with Tugg, a film distributor with a massive network of movie theaters nationwide.  Minowa is calling on the band’s supporters to bring the film to a theater in their neighborhood.  According to Minowa, “You take a minute to sign up online to suggest a screening at a theater near you.  You then tell all of your friends about it, and we tell all of our Cloud Cult friends in your area about it. If it pre-sells enough tickets, the event is on, and you get a cut of the ticket sales.” Learn more here.

Cloud Cult’s 10th full-length album has critics calling it their best work yet.  The Seeker has brought in glowing press from the likes of Entertainment Weekly who placed the band’s album and film on the critics “Must List”, and Paste Magazine writes “The combined experience is an undeniably moving one”.  Michael Dunaway, director of programming for the Sarasota Film Festival, named The Seeker as one of the top 8 films not to miss, and Jason Carney, the executive director of the Phoenix Film Festival, picked The Seeker as one of the “10 Don’t Miss Movies” (out of more than 150) in his interview with the Arizona Republic.  The film went on to win “Best Of Fest” at the Speechless Film Festival and had Tribeca’s Joe Neumaier saying ““Anyone who’s ever heard echoes of their childhood during times of crisis or contemplation - meaning, anyone breathing - will be utterly swept away.”

The Seeker continues the band’s search for the meaning of life, death, and all things unknown.  The roots of Cloud Cult’s ongoing philosophical exploration was made clear during a recent performance and interview on NPR’s On Being when Craig Minowa spoke openly with host Krista Tippett about the death of their two year old child: “The art that has emerged ever since — spans the human experience from the rawest grief to the fiercest hope.” – listen here.

In what’s proving to be a banner year for the band, Cloud Cult also recently won an Emmy for their episode of The Lowertown Line, which is produced by Twin Cities Public Television and follows the band from their daily nonprofit work to their performance to over 10,000 fans at the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza.  You can check out this beautifully produced 30-minute documentary here or by clicking on the screenshot below.

 
The upcoming Evening with Cloud Cult dates can be found below, with more U.S. shows being announced soon.  To find The Seeker film at a theater near you, visit Tugg.

Stoughton, WI: Sat, Nov 19 @ 7:30 PM Stoughton Opera House – Buy Tickets HERE
Spencer, WI: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 @ 7:30 PM Lucille Tack Center for the Arts – Buy Tickets HERE
Nashville, TN: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM Exit/In – Buy Tickets HERE
Atlanta, GA: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 8:00 PM The Earl – Buy Tickets HERE
Birmingham, AL: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 8:00 PM Saturn – Buy Tickets HERE
Austin, TX: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 8:00 PM Antone's – Buy Tickets HERE
Dallas, TX: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 @ 9:00 PM Club Dada – Buy Tickets HERE
Lutsen, MN: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 @ 9:00 PM Papa Charlie's – Buy Tickets HERE

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