Brazilian Psych-Rock Pioneers Os Mutantes Return to US This February for Their First Tour in Four Years
New York, NY – January 17, 2017 – Brazilian psych-rock pioneers Os Mutantes return to the US this February for their first tour in four years. The band will play a handful of select shows including a very special February 24th performance at the Art Institute of Chicago for the opening of the Hélio Oiticicaexhibition which is the first retrospective in the US for this groundbreaking and influential Brazilian artist.
Os Mutantes last toured the US in the summer of 2013 following the April release of their most recent critically acclaimed studio album Fool Metal Jack – which earned raves from the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, SPIN, Noisey, USA Todayand more. In addition, it was featured as part of NPR’s First Listen series who called Os Mutantes, “…a band that remains vital after nearly half a century.”
Os Mutantes found international fame back in the 1960’s following their emergence in the tumultuous years surrounding the 1964 coup d’etat in Brazil and thanks in part to the Tropicália movement they helped launch alongside Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso. At the time the band was involved with a forward-thinking political and cultural group of musicians, writers and artists and they harnessed the revolutionary energy of the time to create and release music. Their self-titled debut album came out in 1968 and after disbanding in 1978, they reunited for a live performance at the Tropicália exhibition at London’s Barbican Arts Centre on May 22, 2006 with performances in NYC, Los Angeles (with The Flaming Lips), San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and Miami to follow.
In addition to the 2006 shows, stateside their legacy was bolstered by contemporary musicians including Kurt Cobain, David Byrne, The Flaming Lips, Beck, of Montrealand Devendra Banhart citing Os Mutantes as an influence. In 2009, led by original member Sergio Dias, Os Mutantes released Haih Or Amortecedor – their first album in more than three decades. Dias continued with April 2013’s Os Mutantes album Fool Metal Jack followed by the US headlining run that same summer which included a packed performance as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park. Confirmed US dates below:
Os Mutantes at Ipiranga Museum, Sao Paulo City Anniversary - More than 100,000 people!
Os Mutantes at Virada Cultural, Sao Paulo - More than 500,000 people @ 3AM!
Feb. 21st | The Cedar Cultural Center | Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets Feb. 24th | Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL – Ticket & Info Link Feb. 26th | Trocadero | Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets Feb. 27th | Webster Hall (Marlin Room) | New York, NY – Buy Tickets Feb. 28th | Capital Ale House Music Hall | Richmond, VA – Buy Tickets
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