Following a thorough transatlantic tour playing festivals and headlining shows throughout Europe, THIEVERY CORPORATION will be returning to the U.S. to play a packed round of dates around the country (tour dates below). The band recently performed two very special shows in Washington, DC at the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts accompanied by a 22 piece orchestra conducted by Teddy Abrams. Said Eric Hilton of the performance: “This was an incredible opportunity to stretch the bounds of our music with 22 virtuoso players and perform in the famed Kennedy Center Concert Hall. To go from where we started as two young guys with limited gear in a make-shift studio to receiving this type of opportunity and recognition is truly a highlight in our career.”
Infused with the culture and rhythm of Jamaica, Thievery Corporation’s latest album The Temple of I & I is an extension of the dub ethos and aesthetic that they’ve harbored since their debut EP Sounds from Thievery Hi-Fi, except this time, they dove headfirst into the rich and warm musical environs of Port Antonio, Jamaica and surrounded themselves with the island’s magic. “The Temple of I & I is a place of worship that exists only in our imagination; a place where all people are chosen people and the unity of living things is possible,” explains Hilton about the album’s title. “So much of the world is divided into tribes and belief systems that have imprisoned people’s consciousness and allowed a few to control the many. Culture can be a blessing and a curse. Humanity transcends tribe and culture. This has been a constant theme in Thievery Corporation’s message since day one”
Thievery Corporation is Eric Hilton and Rob Garza. The Temple of I & I is out now via ESL Records.
TOUR DATES * New dates
JUN 29 – Vancouver BC, Canada @ TD Vancouver International Jazz JUL 02 – Rothbury MI @ Electric Forest JUL 03 – Aspen CO @ Belly Up Aspen JUL 27 – Floyd VA @ Floydfest JUL 29 – Redmond WA @ Rootfire in Emerald City SEP 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia SEP 28 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston SEP 29 – Portland, ME @ Aura SEP 30 – New York, NY @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island OCT 03 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel OCT 04 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit OCT 05 – Madison, WI @ The Orpheum Theatre OCT 06 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom OCT 07 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant OCT 11 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works OCT 13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle OCT 14 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando OCT 17 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach OCT 20 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre OCT 21 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s OCT 22 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas OCT 23 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston OCT 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium OCT 28 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim OCT 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic