Devendra Banhart Shares New Song “Memorial;” LP Out Sept. 13 On Nonesuch

Devendra Banhart releases the third song from his forthcoming album Ma, “Memorial,” today. The album will be released on September 13 on Nonesuch Records. A tribute to loved ones who have gone too soon, “Memorial” explores the process of mourning. The intimacy of the recording, the sadness in Banhart’s quivering vocals, and the beautiful melancholy of the lyrics showcase an artist attempting to understand death. Asked about the origins of the song, Devendra wrote the below:

Watch visualizer, which features Banhart’s art from the album cover, here: “Memorial”

Banhart recently announced a twenty-five city North American tour for autumn 2019, beginning October 15 in Ventura, CA. This will be his first tour of North America since 2017; an overseas tour will be announced soon.  Devendra is partnering with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold in the U.S. will go to World Central Kitchen (WCK), an organization founded by Nobel Peace Prize-nominated chef José Andrés to fight hunger around the world. WCK is currently responding to the crisis on the Colombia-Venezuelan border and has served more than 350,000 meals to date. Tickets here.

Devendra Banhart North American Tour Dates:

09/27/19 – Dana Point, CA @ OHANA Festival

10/15/19 – Ventura, CA @ The Majestic Ventura Theater

10/16/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

10/18/19 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

10/19/19 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre

10/20/19 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall ^

10/22/19 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre

10/24/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel

10/25/19 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Yost Theater

10/26/19 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

10/27/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

10/30/19 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater *

11/01/19 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown *

11/02/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater  *

11/03/19 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *

11/05/19 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone *

11/07/19 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs (Levitation)

11/23/18 – Leon, Guanajuato Mx @ Tecate Bajio Festival

11/30/19 – Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art *

12/01/19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *

12/03/19 – Montreal, QC @  The Olympia *

12/04/19 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur *

12/05/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *

12/07/19 – Washington, D.C. @ 930 Club *

12/08/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

* w/ Black Belt Eagle Scout

^ w/ Daniel Higgs

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