BT To Tour North America With Full Live Band

Will play keyboards and sing on 31 dates beginning Sept. 28 in Austin, Texas.

MTV News Online

Techno-rock artist BT will kick off an extensive North American tour with a full band Sept. 28 in Austin, Texas.

Belgian ambient pop outfit Hooverphonic will be the opening act on the "Jensenergy" tour, which is named for its audio-manufacturing sponsor.

BT (born Brian Transeau), the composer-producer-performer whose recent album Movement in Still Life is climbing the Billboard Top 200 nearly three months after its release, will front a six-piece live band during his headlining stint for the 31-date North American tour, which will continue through a Nov. 6 show in Vancouver, British Columbia.

BT plans to play keyboards and sing on the tour, and his backing band will include Richard Fortus of Love Spit Love on guitar, Nate Morton on drums, Nicki Tedesco on bass, Tony Stewart on turntables, and singer-actress Toddy Walters (Orgazmo, South Park) providing backing vocals.

Movement spans a mélange of electronic styles, and features several heavily rock-influenced tracks, including "Shame" (RealAudio excerpt).

Touring aside, BT also is scoring the film "Redline," as well as writing the music for the game sequences in the upcoming remake of "Rollerball." He also will appear in the latter film, which stars rapper LL Cool J.

Hooverphonic released their second album, Blue Wonder Power Milk, in 1998.

— Tina Johnson, with additional reporting by David Basham

BT and Hooverphonic tour dates:

Sept. 28; Austin, Texas; La Zona Rosa

Sept. 29; Dallas, Texas; Deep Ellum Live

Sept. 30; New Orleans, La.; House Of Blues

Oct. 2; Jacksonville, Fla.; The Edge

Oct. 3; Tampa, Fla.; Janus Landing

Oct. 4; Miami Beach, Fla.; Crobar

Oct. 5; Orlando, Fla.; House Of Blues

Oct. 6; Atlanta, Ga.; Masquerade

Oct. 7; St. Louis, Mo.; Mississippi Nights

Oct. 9; Lawrence, Kan.; Granada Theatre

Oct. 10; Minneapolis, Minn.; Quest

Oct. 11; Madison, Wis.; Barrymore's

Oct. 13; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues

Oct. 14; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrews Hall

Oct. 15; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bogart's

Oct. 16; Cleveland, Ohio; Odeon

Oct. 18; Boston, Mass.; Avalon

Oct. 20; New York, N.Y.; Roxy (CMJ Music Festival)

Oct. 21; Washington, D.C.; 9:30

Oct. 22; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

Oct. 23; Buffalo, N.Y.; Sideshow Mix

Oct. 24; Toronto, Ontario; Phoenix

Oct. 27; Denver, Colo.; Fillmore

Oct. 28; Salt Lake City, Utah; DV8

Oct. 29; Las Vegas, Nev.; The Joint

Oct. 31; San Francisco, Calif.; Warfield Theater

Nov. 1; Los Angeles, Calif.; Mayan Theater

Nov. 2; San Diego, Calif.; 4th & B

Nov. 4; Portland, Ore.; Roseland

Nov. 5; Seattle, Wash.; DV8

Nov. 6; Vancouver, British Columbia; Commodore