Polyrhythmics Announce Tour + Album

Seattle's own, Polyrhythmics, have announced a West Coast tour this Fall to accompany their September run in the Northeast, including headline performances at Slim's in San Francisco, Star Theatre in Portland and a two-night hometown stand at Tractor Tavern in Seattle.

The 19-date trek comes in support of their latest album, 'Caldera,' which is set for release on September 22. Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, the collection showcases the instrumental nine-piece band's impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of Afrobeat, funk, soul, psychedelic rock and progressive jazz. Calling to mind everything from Antibalas and the The Budos Band to The Meters and Fela Kuti, it's without a doubt their strongest work to date, merging the infectious power of their live show with a sleek and nuanced studio sophistication. A video for the first single "Spider Wolf" is out now, while the track is also available on all digital music outlets.

The record follows the Seattle band's third album, 'Octagon,' which earned them tour dates around the country along with plenty of critical acclaim. The Stranger dubbed Polyrhythmics a group to watch, hailing their "sophisticated slinkiness and expressive brassiness," while WNCW praised their "modern afro-psycho-beat blend," and The Seattle Times dubbed them "funk maestros." The band was invited to perform live on influential Seattle NPR station KEXP, shared bills with everyone from Snarky Puppy to Booker T, and played massive festival stages including Bumbershoot, High Sierra and Vancouver International Jazz Fest.

Polyrhythmics Just Announced Tour Dates

September 29 - Hartford, CT - Arch Street Tavern
October 27 - Winters CA - Berryessa Brewing Company
October 29  - Placerville, CA - Hangtown Halloween Ball
October 31 - Phoenix, AZ - Last Exit Live
November 3  - Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom *
November 4  - Steamboat Springs, CO - Schmiggity's
November 9 - Garden City, ID - Visual Arts Collective
November 10 - Bend, OR - Volcanic Theater and Pub
November 11 - Ashland, OR - Armory**
November 17 - Eugene, OR - HiFi Music Hall
November 18  - Portland, OR - Star Theater
November 24 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern ^
November 25 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
December 1 - Springdale, UT - Bit & Spur
December 2 - San Diego, CA - Winston's
December 5 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brews
December 6  - Santa Cruz , CA - Moes Alley
December 7 - Grass Valley, CA - Grass Valley Center for the Arts
December 8 - Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Casino
December 9 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s

* w/ Dumpstaphunk
** w/ Dirty Revival
^ w/ Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Complete U.S. Tour Dates

September 9 - Anacortes, WA - Bastion Brewing Company
September 20 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
September 21 - Washington, DC - Gypsy Sally's
September 22 - Brooklyn, NY - The Knitting Factory
September 23 - Boston, MA - The Red Room
September 26 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
September 28 - Teaneck, NJ - Debonair Music Hall
September 29 - Hartford, CT - Arch Street Tavern
September 30 - Schuylkill Haven, PA - Meeting of the Minds
October 27 - Winters CA - Berryessa Brewing Company
October 29  - Placerville, CA - Hangtown Halloween Ball
October 31 - Phoenix, AZ - Last Exit Live
November 3  - Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom *
November 4  - Steamboat Springs, CO - Schmiggity's
November 9 - Garden City, ID - Visual Arts Collective
November 10 - Bend, OR - Volcanic Theater and Pub
November 11 - Ashland, OR - Armory**
November 17 - Eugene, OR - HiFi Music Hall
November 18  - Portland, OR - Star Theater
November 24 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern ^
November 25 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
December 1 - Springdale, UT - Bit & Spur
December 2 - San Diego, CA - Winston's
December 5 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brews
December 6  - Santa Cruz , CA - Moes Alley
December 7 - Grass Valley, CA - Grass Valley Center for the Arts
December 8 - Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Casino
December 9 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s

* w/ Dumpstaphunk
** w/ Dirty Revival
^ w/ Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

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