DJ Shadow To Tour Before Starting Third Album

Acclaimed electronic artist's monthlong outing includes dates with Chemical Brothers.

DJ Shadow, who has won acclaim for his ambient sampling, skittering drum

programming and melodic compositions, will spend the next month touring

U.S. clubs and theaters and then begin recording his third album.

The Davis, Calif., DJ, whose most recent album was Preemptive Strike

(1998) — a compilation of 12-inch singles — said in a statement

that the tour is a "good opportunity to summarize what I've done and where

I've been up until now because, tomorrow, things may change."

He begins the monthlong swing by opening for British techno duo the

Chemical Brothers Wednesday night (Oct. 6) in Vancouver, British Columbia,

and Friday night in San Francisco.

He'll perform again Sunday as part of the two-day, 75-act Coachella Valley

Music and Arts Festival — which also features Rage Against the Machine, Tool and

Beck — in Indio, Calif., and then headline shows through October,

ending with gigs on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in Hawaii.

Openers include fellow electronic acts Cut Chemist, the Breakbeat Era

and Latryx, and hip-hop groups Blackalicious and Jurassic 5.

The tour is dubbed the International Goodwill Tour.

While the statement offered no timetable for a new album, DJ Shadow said

he would begin recording soon after the tour ends.

Shadow (born Josh Davis) first became known outside of California's

dance-music underground in 1996, when he released Endtroducing ...,

his debut album, which included "Building Steam With a Grain of Salt" (RealAudio

excerpt).

He also collaborated with Mo Wax Records founder James Lavelle on the

cinematic, spooky Psyence Fiction, released in 1998 under the

name Unkle. That release includes the symphonic "Lonely Soul" (RealAudio

excerpt), with Richard Ashcroft of the Verve on vocals.

DJ Shadow North American tour dates:

Oct. 6; Vancouver, British Columbia; PNE Forum (with Chemical Brothers)

Oct. 8; San Francisco, Calif.; Civic Center (with Chemical Brothers)

Oct. 9; Sacramento, Calif.; Bojangles

Oct. 10; Indio, Calif.; Coachella Festival

Oct. 12; Eugene, Ore.; W.O.W. Hall

Oct. 13; Seattle, Wash.; ARO.space

Oct. 14; Portland, Ore.; Station 315

Oct. 17; Baltimore, Md.; Fletchers

Oct. 18; Philadelphia, Pa.; TLA

Oct. 19; New York, N.Y.; Bowery Ballroom

Oct. 22; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrews Hall

Oct. 23; Chicago, Ill.; Smart Bar

Oct. 24; Minneapolis, Minn.; The Quest

Oct. 26; Denver, Colo.; Bluebird

Oct. 28; Houston, Texas; Numbers

Oct. 30; Austin, Texas; Musical Hall

Oct. 31; Honolulu, Hawaii; Club Superstar

Nov. 1; Waikiki, Hawaii; Wave Waikiki