3/31/2019

Tame Impala Perform On SNL, Debut New Song

TAME IMPALA PERFORM ON SNL, DEBUT NEW SONG "BORDERLINE"

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Last night, Tame Impala appeared on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest with Sandra Oh hosting. The band performed the recently released "Patience," as well as a new song "Borderline." The release of "Patience" marked their first new music since his GRAMMY nominated, RIAA Gold-Certified 2015 release, Currents. Parker will headline this year's Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival. Watch "Patience" here: 
Tame Impala: Patience (Live) - SNL
Watch "Borderline" here:
Tame Impala: Borderline (Live) - SNL
Early praise for "Patience"

"Pounding major-seventh piano chords like Todd Rundgren, using conga drums to punch up and punctuate synthesizer arpeggios, and hinting at Michael Jackson in his melodies, he comes to the realization that he’s “growing up in stages/living life in phases.” It’s an honest part of a long-term evolution." - The New York Times

""Patience" kicks off with a languorous bit of piano-house, synth lines imported straight from '80s Italy, a congo roll — perhaps the ones pictured on the album art — and, of course, glimmers of starry-eyed psychedelics. It's immediately infectious. Parker asks, almost coyly, "Has it been that long? Did I count the days wrong?" Yes, Kevin, it's been a while — but when the pay-off is this luxurious, who's counting?" - NPR

"“Patience” takes the sleek studio advances of Currents and leapfrogs further: If that album was where Kevin Parker went from a heady bedroom artist to the kind of songwriter and producer who shows up on a Rihanna album, then “Patience” shows him fully comfortable in his expanded horizons, reaching even further toward the stars."
- Rolling Stone
In addition to Coachella, Tame Impala will headline Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA (May 5), Corona Capital (May 11), Boston Calling (May 25) and Barcelona's Primavera Festival (May 31), Glastonbury (June 26), Lollapalooza (August 01) and more with festival and headline dates planned throughout 2019. Full tour dates below. 

Tame Impala is Kevin Parker. His last album Currents (Interscope) was released in 2015 earning him a second GRAMMY nomination, RIAA Gold-certification and word-wide critical acclaim. The New York Times labeled it a "a tour de force" and Pitchfork said, "nearly every proper song on 'Currents' is a revelatory statement of Parker's range and increasing expertise as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and vocalist while maintaining the essence of Tame Impala." NPR noted, "[Parker] advocates for constant reinvention... That commitment to evolution helps make Tame Impala an unlikely but worthy candidate for major stardom."

Hailing from Perth, Australia, he first toured the U.S. in 2010, playing small clubs for crowds of 200. A handful of trips to the U.S. later and thanks to the ravenous demand of fans for a transcendent live performance, Tame Impala has gone on to headline festivals and theaters around the world and released three full length albums - InnerspeakerLonerism and Currents. As a writer and producer Parker has collaborated with Travis Scott, SZA, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Kali Uchis, Theophilus London, Miguel, A$AP Rocky and more.

TOUR DATES
April 13 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, CA
April 20 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio,CA
May 02 - Ascend Amphitheatre - Nashville, TN
May 03 - ExploreAsheville.com Arena - Asheville, NC
May 05 - Shaky Knees Music Festival - Atlanta, GA
May 06 - St. Augustine Amphitheater - St. Augustine, FL
May 07 - Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater - Miami Beach FL
May 11 - Corona Capital Festival - Guadalajara, MEXICO
May 25 - Boston Calling Festival - Boston, MA
May 31 - Primavera Festival - Barcelona, SPAIN
June 01 - We Love Green - Paris, FRANCE
June 05 - Garden - Gotenberg, SWEDEN
June 06 - NorthSide - Aarhus, DENMARK
June 21 - Hurricane Festival - Sheebel, GERMANY
June 22 - Southside Festival - Neuhausen ob eck, GERMANY
June 26 - Glasonbury - Pilton, ENGLAND
August 01-04 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
August 09 - Flow Festival - Helsinki, FINLAND
August 14 - Pukkelpop - Hasselt, BELGIUM
August 15 - La Route Du Rock - Rennes, FRANCE
August 16 - Lowlands Festival - Walibi Holland, NETHERLANDS

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