Lotus Announces New Tour Dates + Free Download

Article Contributed by Giant Step | Published on Monday, January 7, 2013

Lotus announces the second leg of the 2013 tour today in support of the forthcoming album, Build, out February 19, 2013 on SCI Fidelity Records. To celebrate their biggest outing to date, the group drops a free download of the track Kodiak with Relix.The first leg of the tour finds Lotus in the Northeast, Midwest and South including two night runs in New York City (Manhattan’s Best Buy Theater and Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory), Atlanta (Terminal West) and newly announced shows in Richmond, VA (The National). Then, they head west to Arizona and up the California coast playing at such venues a Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre and San Francisco’s The Fillmore. The Northwest then gets shows in Seattle and Portland before Lotus heads to Utah and throughout Colorado. The newest dates end with what is sure to be a spectacular three-night run at the Boulder Theater.Build propels through ten tracks with no wasted moments. Built on a foundation of beats evoking vinyl breaks, house, and big-beat, the album is a funky dance party from start to finish. The electronic infused 5-piece already kicked things off with the album’s first single, “Massif,now streaming on SoundCloud. The unmistakable sound of a tight live band is at the heart of the album. Lotus has spent years rocking live crowds and that energy is distilled to a strong studio concentrate of body-moving beats and muscular melodies.Lotus is composed of Mike Greenfield (Drums), Jesse Miller (Bass, Sampler), Luke Miller (Guitar, Keys), Mike Rempel (Guitar) and Chuck Morris (Percussion).Lotus on Tour 2013January24- Burlington, VT- Higher Ground *25- Boston, MA- House of Blues *26- New York, NY- Best Buy Theater *27- Brooklyn, NY- Knitting Factory30- Syracuse, NY- The Westcott Theater *31- Cleveland, OH- Beachland Ballroom *February1- Royal Oak, MI- Royal Oak Theatre *2- Columbus, OH- Newport Music Hall * + co-bill w/ Keller Williams5- Grand Rapids, MI- The Intersection *6- Bloomington, IN- Jake’s *7- Milwaukee, WI- Turner Hall Ballroom *8- Madison, WI- Barrymore Theatre *9- Minneapolis, MN- Mill City Nights *12- Lincoln, NE- Bourbon Theatre *13- Fayetteville, AR- George’s Majestic Lounge *14- Oklahoma City, OK- Diamond Ballroom *15- Dallas, TX- Trees *16- Austin, TX- Stubb’s BBQ *19- Tallahassee, FL- The Moon *20-Tampa, FL- The Ritz Ybor *21- Orlando, FL- Beacham Theater *22- Ft. Lauderdale, FL- Culture Room *23- Jacksonville, FL- Freebird Live *26- Wilmington, NC- Brooklyn Performing Arts Center *27- Carrboro, NC- Cat’s Cradle *28- Asheville, NC- Orange Peel *March1 & 2- Atlanta, GA- Terminal West  *15- Richmond,VA- The National w/ The Werks16- Richmond,VA- The National w/ Former Champions20- Phoenix, AZ- Crescent Ballroom **21- Tucson, AZ- Rialto Theatre **22- Los Angeles,CA- El Rey Theatre **23- San Francisco, CA- The Fillmore **26- Petaluma, CA- McNear's Mystic Theatre **27- Chico, CA- Senator Theater **28- Arcata, CA- Arcata Theatre **29- Portland, OR- Roseland Theater **30- Seattle, WA- The Showbox At The Market **April1- Park City, UT- Park City Live **2- Aspen, CO- Belly Up Aspen **3- Fort Collins, CO- Aggie Theatre **4, 5 & 6- Boulder, CO- Boulder Theater* w/ Moon Hooch** w/ Vibesquad