EOTO Heads West For California Tour
EOTO will kick off 2011 on the west coast in less than two weeks in sunny Stateline, NV with stops in San Francisco and San Diego before kicking off their extensive Spring Tour in March. The band, known for their signature 100% live improvised performances, will also be playing alongside a number of well known openers including NastyNasty and Vibesquad for select west coast shows.
Throbbing bass and thudding beats are the signatures of this project from drummers Michael Travis and Jason Hann. The duo moves effortlessly from choppy dubstep to whip-smart, four-on-the-floor house to psychedelic trip-hop. It's a dance marathon and everyone's in it together. A nebulous beast, set lists are only broken up into tracks for the sake of posterity. In reality, changes in mood, energy, and inspiration are reflected "in real-time" by rhythmic and melodic shifts.
Because EOTO starts fresh every night, the band's evolutionary progress has been thrust into hyperspeed, eclipsing standard acts who return to their dusty catalog for every performance. This is apparent when following the musical evolution of their live performances, which are recorded every night and made available to their fans for purchase. On EOTO's first 2 studio releases -- 2006's Elephants Only Talk Occasionally, and the 2008 release Razed, EOTO bounced playfully between house, trance, and breakbeat. A huge change in their sound came when Travis and Hann first saw, felt, and heard the cathartic vibes that dubstep could produce at DJ Skream's set at Shambhala during the Summer of 2008. This influence saw the duo become the first National, live, dubstep act in the US. The wobbly, buzz-saw bass and heavy backbeat style has become a signature of their sets, as heard on their live recordings and on the 2009 studio release, Fire the Lazers!!! Newer material has the duo co-opting sounds from outside the realm of electronic music with scratchy punk riffs and fuzzy sludge metal bass.
The duo will then set forth on their Spring Tour on March 18th of this year and will crisscross the united states with stops on both coasts including dates in St Louis, Denver, Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC and NYC to name a few.
The perfect match for EOTO's incredible live improvised performances, projection designer known lovingly as "Zebbler" will also join the band with a custom animated projection show for select dates along the Spring 2011 tour. Zebbler was voted one of the top 20 VJ's in DJ magazine, 2007 and is known for delivering an organic visually odyssey with a genuinely live feel.
FAN VIDEO CONTEST
To kick off the extensive tour, EOTO has launched a video contest allowing fans the opportunity to submit their own content for the live HD video show. Of course 3D animations, animations and complex sequences are encouraged for the overall appeal of the live performance. (Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Spring Tour 2011
|2/18||Blu Nightclub||Stateline, NV||With NastyNasty|
|2/19||Mezzanine||San Francisco, CA||w/ Vibesquad|
|2/25||Winston's Beach Club||San Diego, CA|
|2/26||Winston's Beach Club||San Diego, CA|
|3/5||2720||St. Louis, MO|
|3/6||The SnowBall||Avon, CO||w/ The Flaming Lips and others|
|3/15||The Llama||Telluride, CO||W/ Zebbler|
|3/16||The Eldo||Crestted Butte, CO||W/ Zebbler|
|3/17||The Abbey Theatre||Durango, CO||W/ Zebbler|
|3/18||El Ray Theatre||Albuquerque, NM||W/ Zebbler|
|3/19||The Orpheum||Flagstaff, AZ||W/ Zebbler|
|3/25||Trees||Dallas, TX||W/ Zebbler|
|3/29||Minglewood Hall||Memphis, TN||W/ Zebbler|
|3/31||The Valarium||Knoxville, TN||W/ Zebbler|
|4/1||The Orange Peel||Asheville, NC||W/ Zebbler|
|4/2||The Ogden Theater||Denver, CO||W/ Zebbler|
|4/4||Live Wire Music Hall||Savannah, GA||W/ Zebbler|
|4/5||Freebird Live||Jacksonville, FL||W/ Zebbler|
|4/6||The Engine Room||Tallahassee, FL||W/ Zebbler|
|4/7||Zydeco||Birmingham, AL||W/ Zebbler|
|4/8||Masquerade - Hell Room||Alanta, GA||W/ Zebbler|
|4/9||Music Farm||Charleston, SC||W/ Zebbler|
|4/15||Port City Music Hall||Portland, ME||W/ Zebbler|
|4/16||Paradise Rock Club||Boston, MA|
|4/20||Memorial Auditorium||Burlington, VT||W/ Bassnectar & Elliot Lipp|
|4/20||Higher Ground||SO Burlington, VT||LATE NIGHT PARTY!|
|4/21||9:30 Club||Washington, DC||W/ Beats Antique and ESKMO!|
|4/22||Irving Plaza||New York, NY|
|4/23||Washington Avenue Armory||Albany, NY||w/ Bassnectar|
|5/26||Bella Music Festival||Geneva, MN||Pre- Party Show|
|5/27||Summercamp Festival||Chillcothe, IL|
|6/2||Wakarusa Music Festival||Ozark, AR|