Marco Benevento has announced a West Coast tour this coming October. The 11-date run supports the Woodstock, NY-based artist's new studio album, simply titled, Benevento, out now on Royal Potato Family. Benevento—joined by his band featuring bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Chris Corsico—will kick off the tour at Pappy Harriet's in Pioneertown, CA followed by five additional California shows, including stops at Casbah in San Diego, Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles and The Chapel in San Francisco. Benevento and company then make their way to the Northwest highlighted by a two night stand at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland and Madame Lou's in Seattle. Special guest William Tyler opens each evening. Tickets for Benevento's West Coast tour go on-sale this Friday, July 15 at 10am PT.
Marco Benevento recorded his latest eponymous titled release over the course of 2020 and 2021 while locked down during the pandemic at his home studio in the Hudson Valley. Amidst stacks of gear in varying states of repair, Benevento found fodder for inspiration during long quarantine-dictated solo jam sessions. In this environment, he unlocked his archives and surrendered to the machines, mining for unfinished song ideas, and coaxing beats and melodies from both go-to favorite instruments and gear that had long been collecting dust. Playing all of the parts himself with few exceptions, such as vocals added by his wife and daughter, the final 11-track collection mixes lo-fi dance floor jams like "Winter Rose," "At The End Or The Beginning" and "Marco & Mimo" alongside hallucinatory synth and drum machine experimentalism on tracks including "Do You Want Some Magic?," "Mountain Cougars" and "Is This A Dream."
West Coast 2022 Tour Dates
10/11 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriett's
10/12 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
10/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
10/14 - Felton, CA - Felton Music Hall
10/15 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
10/16 - Sonoma, CA - Sebastiani Theatre
10/19 - Eugene, OR - Sessions Music Hall
10/20 - Bend, OR - Volcanic
10/21 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
10/22 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
10/23 - Seattle, WA - Madame Lou's