Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
The 17th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival kicked off amidst gorgeous late spring weather conditions, in the rural Manchester Tennessee countryside, on June 7th. The unique festival has struggled to maintain its distinctive identity in a world smothered with ever increasing cookie cutter festivals. This year's festival felt like it had turned the corner in providing a unique experience to its participants while maintaining its relevance in an ever-changing pop music demographic and landscape.
This past weekend, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong gave a breakout performance at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN; it may very well be their largest play to date! Although big things are still on the horizon for this summer – like their debut Red Rocks Amphitheatre performance on July 12th with moe. – the band is looking ahead and today they unveil their Fall 2018 tour dates.
These are the tall tales told by campfire light, under the moon just slight, and peppered with lasers dancing overhead. The scissor-like sidestep from reality, Summer Camp sizzled brighter than ever this year. There was Pigeons Playing Ping Pong with a rainbow net, a revival of the old 1992 hip-hop days, and a field full of living flowers being watered by the sun. 2018’s installment of Summer Camp had musical notes formed by clouds for miles.
Themes for the weekend include:
- Throwback Thursday
- Flower Power Friday
- Super Shiny Saturday
Late night sets are being announced 1 pm EST tomorrow (Thursday) when we’re coordinating the announce!
- Thursday: The Mantras
Today, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong released a special pro-shot video from their last play in the Centennial State – their sold out October 6th, 2017 date at the Boulder Theater. The full show is now available to watch via the nugs.net iOS app and the AppleTV app. A preview of the full-show can be found here.
The final lineup for Domefest's 9th annual run is finally here! And it's shaping up to be an epic jam-filled weekend. New additions include Broccoli Samurai, Mungion, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Strange Machines, Flux Capacitor, Formula 5, Cycles, ShwizZ, Headless Robot and Schwa. In addition, the festival has announced a second set by The Magic Beans.
For the last nine consecutive years, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have curated an annual festival titled Domefest and the 2018 installment is set to take place May 17 - 19th at Fort Royale Farm in Bedford, PA. Tickets are on sale today, January 12th at 1 pm EST and can be purchased here: www.mt.cm/domefest-2018.
2018 has just begun and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are soaring into the New Year with tour plans outlined through April and May, with a select few festival plays already announced.