Downtown/Atlantic recording group Miike Snow has announced plans for a string of US summer tour dates. The schedule begins at the historic Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK on June 9th and continues through July 3rd with headline dates, festival performances including Firefly Music Festival, and shows with Phantogram and Glass Animals (see attached itinerary). Klangstof will join as support on the majority of headline dates. Pre-sale tickets for the newly announced headline shows will be available on Wednesday, March 22 at 10am (local) by using the password “miiike17”. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 20th at 10 am (local) – for complete details and additional information, please see http://miikesnow.com/.
The upcoming live schedule sees Miiike Snow continuing to celebrate last year’s acclaimed third studio album, iii. The album – which includes the hit singles/videos “Genghis Khan,” “My Trigger,” and “Heart Is Full” – is available now in stores and at all online retailers.
“Genghis Khan” – the lead single from iii – proved both a critical success and a top 10 favorite at Alternative outlets nationwide upon its arrival last year. The track’s ingenious companion video has now drawn more than 16 million individual views at YouTube alone while also drawing online attention from Buzzfeed, which declared the “campy, dance-filled clip” to be “delightfully out there.” In addition, “Genghis Khan” was honored with Britain’s D&AD Awards in the categories of “Direction For Music Videos” and “Choreography For Music Videos,” as well as the “Best Performer” prize at the Berlin Music Video Awards. Perhaps more significant was the unique popularity “Genghis Khan” received on Tumblr. The clip’s deconstruction and reinvention of traditional spy movie gender roles led to the seemingly spontaneous creation of countless memes and fan art, prompting The Daily Dot to note how the video “has spawned the first viral microfandom of 2016.”
Miike Snow spent much of last year on the road, highlighted by some of their biggest US dates thus far, including a spectacular show at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall. The schedule also saw the band making an array of festival appearances, with Billboard hailing their set at San Francisco, CA’s Outside Lands as one of the event’s “11 Best Moments.”
US TOUR 2017
9 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
10 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheater #
12 Austin, TX Stubb’s Amphitheater *
13 New Orleans, LA Republic *
15 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore *
16 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival
17 Akron, OH The Goodyear Theater at East End *
19 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s *
20 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre *