K-os released his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Can’t Fly Without Gravity, to critical and fan praise on September 4th. Now he’s hitting the road with fall tour dates announced in five cities across Canada (listed below). Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 11th.
Can’t Fly Without Gravity captures all of the different sides that make up k-os’ musical DNA. It’s an affirmation that “the forces which pull you down are simply put there to inspire you to rise above them” and promises to be a more stripped-down, holistic effort than its highly conceptual predecessor, 2012’s double-LP opus Black on Blonde. However, the rock-vs. rap dialectic at that album’s core still guides k-os on a more philosophical level: it’s not just a question of reconciling disparate musical styles, but of differing workflow strategies. To be k-os in 2015 is to find the happy medium between hip-hop’s penchant for rapid-fire releases and perpetual stylistic mutation with the more measured approach and timeless aspirations of rock ‘n’ roll artists—all while engineering his music for a post-EDM pop landscape that has not only changed listeners’ tastes, but their very physiology.
Canadian Tour Dates
November 18 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount – Tickets
November 20 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall –Tickets
December 9 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom –Tickets
December 11 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall –Tickets
December 12 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway at SAIT –Tickets
The Sheepdogs have announced details for a run of European tour dates, including a London headline show at Oslo on November 17, 2015. The 7 date run of shows will follow close on the tail of The Sheepdogs’ fifth album release, Future Nostalgia, out on October 2nd, 2015. Full dates listed below.
The highly-anticipated collection, mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White) in Nashville, brings the band back to their 70s-rock inspired roots and is the follow up to their self-titled, award-winning album in 2012 (produced by The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney). Fans can pre-order the album on iTunes HERE, and can also pre-order bundles including merch at www.thesheepdogs.com.
The Sheepdogs UK / European tour dates
17 November – LONDON – Oslo
19 November – BILBAO – Antzokia
20 November – MADRID – Caracol
21 November – BARCELONA – La Apolo 2
23 November – AMSTERDAM – Paradiso
24 November – PARIS – Point Ephemere
25 November – BERLIN – Magnet