After completing his epic Re:Coil EU Tour across 26 European cities in the fall, Slovenian-born producer Gramatik, is gearing up to bring the tour to North America in 2018. With only a few one-off shows in December, Gramatik will bring the year to a close in New York’s Terminal 5 for a big New Year’s Eve showdown with guest appearances from Big Wild, Ramzoid, Cobrayama and Balkan Bump. After some much needed recovery in January, he’ll hop back on the tour bus for a two-month Re:Coil US Tour, visiting well over 30 cities all around the country.
Before going into details, it is worth revisiting why the EU leg of the tour was so special… First of all, Gramatik released his new EP, “Re:Coil Part I,” at the legendary Paris venue Le Zenith. The response has been incredible as critics and peers praised his ability to continuously evolve his unique sound. Furthermore, during the show in Zürich on November 9th, he made history as he became the first musician to launch his own token GRMTK in collaboration with SingularDTV; a revolutionary new approach that promises a convergence of network and data that will allow creators to bypass gatekeepers and intermediaries and seize control of their intellectual property. The full goal was reached within 24 hours, and all together, 7,500 ETH (equivalent to $3.09 million at present time) were raised without hardly breaking a sweat, signalling that people are open to new distribution models.
With that said, Gramatik won’t be taking too much time to rest on his laurels. On February 1st, the Re:Coil US Tour will begin in Detroit, Michigan with support from keyboard maestro Haywyre. A classically trained protégé of Monstercat Records, Haywyre has been astounding the musical world with his incredible blend of electronic genres like dubstep and glitch hop with classical and jazz piano training for a while now. He made a breakthrough with 2014 album “Two Fold Pt. 1” and a live rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” that went viral. “Two Fold Pt. 2” followed in 2016 and further established him as one of the most promising young talents out there. He will be joining Gramatik for around half of the shows, while for the other half of the tour, his spot will be filled by French bon vivant, Møme.
Originally from Nice, France Møme moved to Australia around 2015 and when not surfing the waves, he likes nothing more than composing on the go in his van, which he remodelled into a recording studio. He too studied music from young age, but has found that electronic music suits him better than playing in a band and after signing with Parisian label DDM, he has released two excellent EPs (“Cosmopolitan”, “Aloha”) and an album titled, Panorama. With such high-profile artists providing support, it feels pretty safe to say the Re:Coil US Tour will be just as epic as the European tour that preceded it.
RE:COIL TOUR DATES
12/31: New York, NY; Terminal 5
2/1: Detroit, MI; Royal Oak Music Theatre
2/2: Chicago, IL; Aragon Ballroom
2/3: Minneapolis, MN; Skyway Theatre
2/6: Missoula, MT; The Wilma
2/8: Vancouver, BC; Commodore Ballroom
2/9: Seattle, WA; The Showbox
2/10: Eugene, OR; McDonald Theatre
2/11: Portland, OR; Roseland Ballroom
2/14: Reno, NV; Cargo Concert Hall
2/15: Oakland, CA; Fox Theater
2/16: Los Angeles, CA; Wiltern Theatre
2/17: San Diego, CA; North Park
2/21: Dallas, TX; House of Blues
2/22: Austin, TX; Emo’s
2/24: New Orleans, LA; Joy Theatre
2/26: Tuscaloosa, AL; Druid City
2/27: Chattanooga, TN;TBD
3/1: Nashville, TN; Marathon Music Works
3/2: Atlanta, GA; Tabernacle
3/3: Knoxville, TN; The International
4/12: Philadelphia, PA; The Fillmore
4/13: Richmond, VA; The National
4/14: Asheville, NC; Orange Peel
4/15: Charleston, SC; Music Farm
4/18: Columbia, SC; Music Farm
4/19: Wilmington, NC; Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre