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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