Montreal psych-rock trio Elephant Stone have announced an international tour to close out 2017. The string of dates follows the release of the band’s recent full length Ship of Fools – out now on Elephants On Parade/Burger Records. The band has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and will be returning to stages across Canada, Europe, and the US this August through December.
Elephant Stone have toured alongside prominent acts such as Beck, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and The Horrors. They continue to solidify their place in the burgeoning psych rock scene with an impressive sequence of releases. Most recently, Ship of Fools presents a new Elephant Stone emphasizing catchy grooves and vocal melodies that smack of both infectious pop and dance. But frontman Rishi Dhir’s lyrics have lost none of their sophistication or social commentary.
Evolution, change, artistic growth, and exploration are associated with all great rock and roll bands, but they’re quickly becoming synonymous with Elephant Stone. Formed in 2009 by Dhir (singer/bassist/songwriter/sitar) accompanied by Miles Dupire (drummer/backing vox) and Gabriel Lambert (guitar/backing vox), the band has proven to be innovators who are unafraid of challenging themselves and their audience. Elephant Stone makes music for the head and the heart and will continue their psychedelic mission. New music coming soon.
A full list of 2017 tour dates are below.
8/11 – Quebec City, QC at Le Cercle
8/12 – Gaspe, QC at Festival au Bout du Monde
8/13 – Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC at Sea Shack
9/1 – Rouyn Noranda, QC at Petit Theatre de Rouyn Noranda (w/ A Place to Bury Strangers)
9/7 – Berlin, DE at Bassy (w/ Cosmonauts)
9/8 – Cologne, DE at Gebäude 9 (w/ Cosmonauts)
9/9 – Hamburg, DE at Molotow (w/ Cosmonauts)
9/12 – Malmo, SWE at Plan B
9/13 – Copenhagen, DK at Pumpehuset (w/ The Black Angels + A Place to Bury Strangers)
9/16 – Angers, FR at Theatre le Quai
9/18 – Le Havre, FR at McDaids Live
9/19 – Leiden, NL at Gebroeders Nobel (w/ Holydrug Couple)
9/20 – Amsterdam, NL at Paradiso (Indiestad Festival w/ The Black Angels + A Place to Bury Strangers)
9/22 – London, UK at O2 Forum (w/ The Black Angels + A Place to Bury Strangers)
9/23 – Liverpool, UK at Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia
9/27 – Thessaloniki, GR at Rover Bar
9/28 – Arta, GR at Miles Bar
9/29 – Athens, GR at Death Disco
12/3 – Columbus, OH at Ace of Cups (w/ The Dream Syndicate)
12/4 – Chicago, IL at Thalia Hall (w/ The Dream Syndicate)
12/5 – Minneapolis, MN at Fine Line (w/ The Dream Syndicate)
12/6 – St. Louis, MO at Off Broadway (w/ The Dream Syndicate)
12/7 – Nashville, TN at High Watt (w/ The Dream Syndicate)
12/8 – Atlanta, GA at The Earl (w/ The Dream Syndicate)
12/9 – Raleigh, NC at Stag’s Head Music Hall (w/ The Dream Syndicate)
12/10 – Richmond, VA at Capital Ale House (w/ The Dream Syndicate)