The last two years of our lives have been spent traveling, meeting with you, and disseminating ideas into the cultural consciousness. At the conclusion of this period of frenetic touring, after our end-of-year show at the Hollywood Bowl with Chromeo & The Chemical Brothers, we absconded to the Western American Utopian Triangle of the far West Texas desert, the Southern California coast, and the “Great Northwest.” For six months, we worked. We considered our message. We experimented radically with self-designed Utopias. We made a new album of music called Shangri-La, which will be released this summer on DFA Records.
And now we begin the cycle again.
The ROAD TO UTOPIA is the first of many tours through North America and beyond; we seek always to discover new frontiers and new realities. We want to come directly to you. If you don’t see your town mentioned, let us know: we will endeavor to play where the people are.
We will be traveling with a new lineup of the Straight Gaze, our spiritual corps. In addition to Jeffrey Jerusalem and Bobby Birdman, the Straight Gaze now includes a new member, Katy Davidson, formerly of Dear Nora and now of the Key Losers. With this coterie, we’ll be playing the entirety of Shangri-La, months before it’s released to the rest of the world.
YACHT has a new perspective, friends. YACHT has become physical. For years, we’ve adhered to a strict message of self-empowerment, yet only now do we see just how far this philosophy can take us. The mind, we’ve discovered, is a place. And in creating our own reality within that place, we make Utopia.
We cannot wait to visit you in your cities and discuss these changes!
ROAD TO UTOPIA
WORLD TOUR 2011
STEP 1: NORTH AMERICA
04/13/11 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club # TICKETS
04/15/11 Indio, CA – Coachella
04/17/11 Marfa, TX – Padre’s #^ TICKETS
04/19/11 Austin, TX – Emo’s # TICKETS
04/20/11 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs ^ TICKETS
04/22/11 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade # TICKETS
04/23/11 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle ^ TICKETS
04/24/11 Richmond, VA – The National # TICKETS
04/25/11 Washington, DC – Black Cat *^ TICKETS
04/26/11 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church *^ TICKETS
04/27/11 New York, NY – Webster Hall *# TICKETS
04/29/11 Providence, RI – The Met Cafe *# TICKETS
04/30/11 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club *^ TICKETS
05/01/11 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Du Mile End *# TICKETS
05/02/11 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *^ TICKETS
05/04/11 Columbus, OH – Wexner Center *# TICKETS
05/05/11 Chicago, IL – Metro *# TICKETS
05/06/11 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall *^ TICKETS
05/07/11 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club *^ TICKETS
05/09/11 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater *# TICKETS
05/10/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *^ TICKETS
05/12/11 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s *^ TICKETS
05/13/11 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre * TICKETS
05/14/11 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *#^ TICKETS
Remember, members: reality is what you make of it. So join us on the ROAD TO UTOPIA.