Announced: Snarky Puppy announce date at Rock City Nottingham

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Snarky Puppy, the three-time GRAMMY-winning genre-defying collective, have announced they will tour the UK in November 2019, in support of their album Immigrance, out on March 15th via GroundUP Music.

“The band is so excited about bringing 11 new songs to the UK on our upcoming tour. Of course we’ll be mixing them in with material from previous albums (including some very old songs we haven’t played in years), but it will be really special sharing the new ones with the audience who first welcomed us to Europe in 2012.”
Michael League, bandleader

06/11/2019 – Bournemouth – O2 Academy
07/11/2019 – Nottingham – Rock City
08/11/2019 – Bristol – O2 Academy
09/11/2019 – Oxford – O2 Academy
14/11/2019 – London – Royal Albert Hall
15/11/2019 – Manchester – O2 Apollo
16/11/2019 – Glasgow – Barrowlands
11/11/2019 – Ulster Hall – Belfast

Watch the video for new song ‘Bad Kids To The Back’ HYPERLINK “” here
Pre-order Immigrance HYPERLINK “” here

The video for new single ‘Bad Kids To The Back’ was inspired by films like Richard Linklater’s Waking Life, Ralph Bakshi’s American Pop and Disney’s 1937 classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and utilizes rotoscoped visuals to turn an in-studio performance into one of the wildest animated videos you will see this year. Animator/co-director Michaël Alcaras drew frame-by-frame over live footage of the band recording the song in studio (shot by the video’s other co-director, Stella K), and turned it into an eye-popping four minutes and forty-five seconds. The Snarky horn section suddenly have animal heads; band members shoot lasers from their eyes and tall buildings dance along to the song’s hypnotic grooves.

Like their last album, 2016’s GRAMMY-winning Culcha Vulcha, Immigrance is a studio project, and it features most of the same musicians. And though it shares that project’s ace musicianship and dynamic, kinetic spirit, it is also rawer and moodier than its predecessor. Several of the compositions put a new-found emphasis on delivering simpler, streamlined impact, and bassist, composer and bandleader Michael League, as producer on the album, left in the tiny flubs and unvarnished textures that accompany great organic performances.

Throughout its countless gigs and dozen previous albums, Snarky Puppy’s not-so-secret weapon has been diversity. After all, what better way to make all-embracing music than to utilise musicians from every corner of the U.S. in addition to Argentina, Japan, Canada, the U.K. and elsewhere? So with Immigrance, Snarky Puppy is essentially practicing what it’s preached all along. “The band itself is a representation of what we’re trying to express musically,” League explains. “That people from different places can bring their various strengths and experiences, and how that can be beautiful and cohesive.”

A touring dynamo who have played to thousands of fans at shows on six continents, Snarky Puppy recently hosted the GroundUP Music Festival on Miami Beach, FL on February 8-10th, with a line-up that included Snarky Puppy on all three nights (performing songs from Immigrance live for the first time), David Crosby, Andrew Bird, Tank and the Bangas, Lalah Hathaway, Richard Bona and more.

The Snarky Puppy ‘Immigrance World Tour’ starts on April 11th – kicking off with Japan, Australia and New Zealand. A coast-to-coast U.S. tour will begin May 10th before they head to Europe for a headline festival tour from June 22nd to July 25th with a second US run in September/Oct and a full European major city tour in Oct/Nov. Full details at HYPERLINK “”

Snarky Puppy – 2019 World Tour Dates
Apr 11 – Club Quattro – Osaka, JP Apr 12 – Club Citta – Kawasaki, JP
Apr 15 – Powerstation – Auckland, NZ Apr 16 – Opera House – Wellington, NZ
Apr 18-19 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Byron Bay, AUS Apr 21 – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, AUS
Apr 24 – HQ Complex – Adelaide, AUS Apr 26 – The Forum – Melbourne, AUS
May 10 – The Strand Ballroom – Providence, RI May 11 – The Music Hall – Portsmouth, NH
May 12 – House of Blues – Boston, MA May 14 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
May 15 – Roxian Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA May 16 – Masonic Cleveland – Cleveland, OH
May 17 – The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN May 18 – The Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
May 19 – Atomic Cowboy Pavillion – St. Louis, MO May 23 – Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
May 24 – Orpheum – Madison, WI May 25 – Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN
May 28 – The Paramount – Seattle, WA May 29 – Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR
May 30 – Paramount Theatre – Oakland, CA May 31 – Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
June 1 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA June 3 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
June 4 – The Commonwealth – Salt Lake City, UT June 7 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO#
June 8 – Mishawaka Amphitheater – Mishawaka, CO June 11 – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Kansas City
June 12 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN June 13 – Pisgah Brewing Company – Black Mountain, NC

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