Kicking off next month, Astronautalis will embark on an Exclaim!-presented headlining tour throughout Canada, bringing along Transit22 and Brom for support. Tickets for the entire tour go on sale March 24 at 10am Eastern at bandsintown.com/Astronautalis.
5/18 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway
5/19 – Edmonton, AB – The Needle
5/20 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
5/24 – Waterloo, ON – The Starlight
5/26 – Toronto, ON – The Cave
5/27 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
5/28 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
In addition, the Minneapolis-based musician has released a brand new song called “The Dirt Bike.” The song was inspired by a dream Astronautalis had after an unexpected obsession merged with a used dirt bike he acquired. You can stream the song via Exclaim! now.
In the spring of 2016, Astronautalis released his fifth studio album, Cut The Body Loose. Brilliantly produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, Bill Callahan), Cut The Body Loose took the world by storm. The impactful video for the album’s lead single, “Running Away From God,” won mtvU’s Freshmen contest by a landslide with nearly 90,000 individual fan votes, and that was just the start of the campaign! Upon its May release, Cut The Body Loose shot to #3 on the iTunes Hip Hop chart in the U.S., #11 in Russia and climbed all the way to #1 in the Czech Republic.
Having started in music over 20 years ago as a battle rapper, Astronautalis’ roots are planted firmly in hip-hop. However, the sounds and styles throughout his discography are an animal not so easily caged. At any point, Astronautalis touches upon shoegaze-laced indie rock, pulsating electronic, swampy Southern-influenced blues, and more. He’s worked with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Bill Callahan, St. Vincent), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara), members of The Riverboat Gamblers, P.O.S. (Rhymesayers) and more to help craft his undeniably unique style.