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
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