Just a reminder that John Vanderslice will embark on a UK/EU tour this month (dates below) in support of his eighth LP White Wilderness, released earlier this year on Dead Oceans.
White Wilderness is a record like no other the cult San Francisco tunesmith has made before. Here are nine wildly impressive JV songs captured live over three days in a unique collaboration with the Magik*Magik Orchestra, a collective of classically trained musicians in the Bay Area led by artistic director Minna Choi.
Never in his long career of super-smart pop songwriting paired with masterful recording and production has JV shed his reliance on hours and hours of agonizing studio wizardry. Never before has he passed up the chance to tweak and twist endlessly in mixing. For this album, all that went away. It’s simply a room full of friends playing music.
September 20 Munich, DE – Kranhalle @ Feierwerk
September 21 Nuremberg, DE – Muz
September 22 Berlin, DE – NBI
September 23 Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahn Festival
September 24 Barcelona, ES – BAM Festival
September 26 London, UK – The Lexington
September 27 Manchester, UK – The Castle
September 28 Belfast, UK – Katy Dalys (free show)
September 29 Galway, IE – Roisin Dubh
September 30 Dublin, IE – Unitarian Church
October 01 Cambridge, UK – Wish You Were Here Festival @ Portland Arms
October 02 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
October 06 Zagreb, HR – SC Teatar
October 07 Vienna, AT – Haus Der Musik
October 08 Erfurt, DE – Engelsburg
October 10 Copenhagen, DK – Huset I Magstraede
October 11 Stockholm, SE – Sodra Bar @ Sodra Teatern
October 12 Oslo, NO – Sub Scene
October 13 Bergen, NO – Perfect Sound Forever
October 14 Tonsberg, NO – Total
October 15 Gothenburg, SE – Woody @ Pusterviksbaren
Listen to The Piano Lesson here.