Khruangbin announce fall US tour dates with support from Nick Hakim, Kadhja Bonet, Kikagaku Moyo & more

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Today, Houston, Texas’ multilingual collagists Khruangbin, who have been on countless global tours and graced nearly every major festival stage in the world, officially announce their 2021-2022 North American Tour. Especially praised for their telepathic musicianship, enigmatic-driven looks on stage and mesmerizing live shows, the upcoming 40+ run of dates sees Khruangbin playing their largest rooms to date including two sold-out nights headlining iconic Colorado venue Red Rocks, three sold-out nights at LA’s legendary Greek Theatre, two headlining shows at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall in early 2022 and a first-ever headlining performance at London’s Alexandra Palace. Support for the upcoming tour includes an impressive array of curated artists including Nick Hakim, Kadhja Bonet, Kikagaku Moyo, Robert Ellis, Kelly Doyle, Ruben Moreno, The Suffers, Vleux Farka Toure and Brijean.


The band’s previously announced tour dates are almost entirely sold out, a milestone for the trio that puts so much emphasis on their live performances. They’ve previously shared the stage with everyone from Father John Misty, Tycho and Vulfpeck, to fellow Texan Leon Bridges, Chicano Batman, The Marias, Harvey Sutherland and more. See the full 2021-2022 tour routing below.

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Khruangbin’s hazy instrumentals that NME has said are so “outside the box and confounding expectations and preconceptions' are truly otherworldly on stage. Bassist Laura Lee flaunts funky basslines, drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson pensively holds the steady groove, while guitarist Mark Speer rocks downtempo, wailing guitar melodies. Fans savor the night and “howl along to the strings, trying to keep up with [Khruangbin’s] electric range” (The Guardian).

Recently, Khruangbin announced their new album Mordechai Remixes reimagining their 2020 album Mordechai out August 6th and to be released physically October 29th on Dead Oceans, in association with Night Time Stories, Ltd. Remixers include Kadhja Bonet, Harvey Sutherland, Ginger Roots, Knxwledge, Natasha Diggs, Soul Clap, Ron Trent, Quantic, Felix Dickinson and the DJ duo Mang Dynasty.

Listen to the recently released “Pelota (Cut A Rug Mix)” remix by Quantic

Revisit the Video for the "Dearest Alfred (MyJoy)” Remix by Knxwledge

Carefully curated by the trio, each remixer on Mordechai Remixes has a musical or cosmic connection to Khruangbin. Whether it be personal or newfound friendships (Natasha Diggs, Bill Brewster, Soul Clap, Quantic, Felix Dickinson) touring together (Harvey Sutherland) musical connection (Knxwledge) or simply mutual musical appreciation (Kadhja Bonet, Ron Trent), the selected artists’ reimagining of the band’s 2020 Mordechai album is pure kismet. Some of these remixes were specifically made so you can dance your ass off while getting down to the Khruangbin sound, while some might better be appreciated horizontally with headphones on, wearing fashionable clothes. “A good remix deconstructs, recontextualizes, or simply extends a good time,” says the band.

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Khruangbin 2021 Tour Dates

Khruangbin 2021 - 2022 US Tour Dates

Friday, July 30 - Newport Jazz Festival - Newport, RI

Sat, Jul 31 - Maha Festival - Omaha, NE

Sun, Aug 8 - Hinterland Festival - St. Charles, IA

Sun, Aug 29 - Railbird Festival - Lexington, KY

Fri, Sept 3 - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival - Manchester, TN

Wed, Sept 15 - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (Waller Creek Amphitheatre) - Austin, TX *w/ Kelly Doyle

Thurs, Sept 16 - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (Waller Creek Amphitheatre) - Austin, TX *w/ Ruben Moreno

Fri, Sept 17 - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (Waller Creek Amphitheatre) - Austin, TX *w/ The Suffers

Sat, Sept 18 - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (Waller Creek Amphitheatre) - Austin, TX *w/ Robert Ellis

Mon, Sept 20 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO *w/ Nick Hakim & Kadhja Bonet

Tues, Sept 21 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO *w/ Nick Hakim & Kadhja Bonet

Wed, Sept 22 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO *w/ Pachyman

Thurs, Sept 23 - Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT *w/ Pachyman

Sat, Sept 25 - Firefly Festival - Dover, DE

Sun, Sept 26 - Pilgrimage Festival - Franklin, TN

Fri, October 22 - III Points Festival - Miami, FL

Sat, Oct 23 - Comeback Festival @ Red Hat Amphitheater - Raleigh, NC

Fri, Oct 29 - Outside Lands - San Francisco, CA

Sun, Oct 31 - Suwannee Hulaween - Live Oak, FL

Wed, Nov 3 - The Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA *w/ Vleux Farka Toure

Thurs, Nov 4 - The Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA *w/ Brijean

Fri, Nov 5 - The Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA *w/ Kikagaku Moyo

Sat, Nov 6 - Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA *w/ Kikagaku Moyo

Sun, Nov 7 - CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre - San Diego, CA *w/ Kikagaku Moyo

Wed, Dec 1 - Orpheum Theatre - New Orleans, LA *w/ Nick Hakim
Thurs, Dec 2 - The Eastern - Atlanta, GA *w/ Nick Hakim

Fri, Dec 3 - The Eastern - Atlanta, GA *w/ Nick Hakim

Sat, Dec 4 - The Eastern - Atlanta, GA *w/ Nick Hakim

Mon, Dec 6 - Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN *w/ Nick Hakim

Tues, Dec 7 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH *w/ Nick Hakim

Fri, Dec 10 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Detroit, MI *w/ Nick Hakim

Sat, Dec 11 - Express LIVE! - Columbus, OH *w/ Nick Hakim

Tues, Dec 14 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO *w/ Nick Hakim

Thurs, Dec 16 - The Criterion - Oklahoma City, OK *w/ Nick Hakim

Fri, Dec 17 - Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX *w/ Nick Hakim

Sat, Dec 18 - Tobin Center - San Antonio, TX *w/ Nick Hakim

Sun, Dec 19 - Tobin Center - San Antonio, TX *w/ Nick Hakim


Wed, Mar 9 - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY * w/ Nubya Garcia

Thurs, Mar 10 - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY * w/ Nubya Garcia

Thurs, Apr 14 - Alexandra Palace - London, UK

Khruangbin | Photo Credt: Pooneh Ghana

About Khruangbin

Khruangbin is a three-piece band from Houston, Texas, formed in 2009 with Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar and Donald Johnson on drums. Taking influence from 1960's Thai funk - their name literally translates to "Engine Fly" in Thai - Khruangbin is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. By the summer of 2019, the trio had been on tour for nearly three-and-a-half years, playing to audiences across North and South America, Europe, and southeast Asia behind its acclaimed albums The Universe Smiles Upon You and Con Todo El Mundo. They returned to their farmhouse studio in Burton, Texas, and recorded and released their third studio album Mordechai via Dead Oceans in association with Night Time Stories in the summer of 2020 earning glowing praise from The New York Times, W Magazine, Billboard, The Los Angeles Times, The FADER and more.