5/08/2018

YOUNG FATHERS Announce Fall Tour Behind Praised New Album 'Cocoa Sugar'

YOUNG FATHERS 
ANNOUNCE FALL 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY

COCOA SUGAR - NEW ALBUM OUT NOW 

WATCH LATEST VIDEO FOR 'TOY' HERE


Photo Credit: Julia Noni


Edinburgh's critically praised Young Fathers have announced a highly anticipated fall North American tour, fresh off of a blazing run of sold-out headline shows in Brooklyn & Los Angeles plus back to back performances at Hollywood Bowlsupporting LCD Soundsystem and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The tour kicks offNovember 9 in Los Angeles and culminates in New York City on November 20. Full list of dates below. Tickets on sale this Friday at 10 AM local times.

The New Yorker recently said of their NYC show, "Their music is a rough, clamorous, avant-garde union of a dozen genres: at various points, their show turned the room into a punk basement, a Pentecostal revival, a bounce set, a Sigur Rós-like ambient fantasia, and a 4 a.m. industrial trance. The effect was gorgeous... Their chemistry onstage is kinetic and wildly contagious. It's also generous, the same way their music is generous..."

Young Fathers released their third album, Cocoa Sugar, via Ninja Tune on March 9. Featuring the singles "In My View," "Lord" and "Toy," Cocoa Sugar builds on the widespread acclaim of their two previous full-length records: 2014's Mercury Prize winning DEAD and 2015's White Men Are Black Men Too

Last week, Young Fathers released the video for their latest single, "Toy." The video sees the band reignite their creative relationship with renowned Stink Films director Salomon Ligthelm, who collaborated with the band on 2014's "Mr Martyr." Young Fathers told NPR Music, "We gave 'Toy' to Salomon who listened and saw dictators as children playing a game of 'who has the most power.' What do you see when you listen?" Watch the video HERE.



YOUNG FATHERS LIVE 2018
05/25 London, UK - All Points East
05/26 Belfast, UK - BBC Biggest Weekend Festival
06/15 Mannheim, Germany - Maikmarkt-Gelande
06/15 St Austell, UK - The Eden Project [SOLD OUT] +
06/16 St Austell, UK - The Eden Project [SOLD OUT] +
07/12 Madrid, Spain - Mad Cool Festival 2018
07/14 Bilbao, Spain - BBK Live 2018
07/25 Kiev, Ukraine - Arch Of Diversity
07/27 Moscow, Russia - Park Live Festival 2018
08/30 Thornhill, Scotland - Electric Fields, Drumlanrig Castle
11/9 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
11/10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11/14 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11/16 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
11/17 - Vancouver, BC - VENUE
11/19 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
11/20 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere 
with Massive Attack




RECENT PRESS QUOTES

"They make super adventurous music that is always surprising... this new one is just incredibly arresting" - NPR MUSIC
"Young Fathers has long sought to challenge and outright defy classification... 'In My View,' from the forthcoming album Cocoa Sugar, continues to test perceptions, packed with little provocations..." - PITCHFORK

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