THE MOTET Announces Fall Headlining "Speed Of Light Tour"

Article Contributed by Press Here Publicity | Published on Friday, June 28, 2019

Denver-based funk and soul ensemble The Motet will be hitting the road this fall for an extensive headlining tour in continued support of their critically-acclaimed album, Death Or Devotion. The 30-date cross-country "Speed Of Light Tour" officially kicks off September 5th in New Orleans and will stop in such cities as Austin, Dallas, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles (October 5th at Lodge Room), Cleveland, Cincinnati, Brooklyn (two nights at Brooklyn Bowl, November 22nd and 23rd), Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis, among many others, keeping the band on the road through December. Full routing can be found below. Tickets for all upcoming dates are on-sale now; PRESS HERE for ticket info. 

"2019 has been an amazing, nonstop year thus far - a new album plus so many incredible shows all over the country, and we're not slowing down," shares vocalist Lyle Divinsky. "We're feeling so inspired by all the new music and experiences we've been having, so we really want to keep that rolling into this fall by playing as much as we can for as many of our friends, family, and ever-expansive community as we can."

Prior to the launch of the fall tour, The Motet (Dave Watts [drums], Joey Porter [keys], Garrett Sayers [bass], Ryan Jalbert [guitar], Lyle Divinsky [vocals], Drew Sayers [sax] and Parris Fleming [trumpet]) will co-headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, July 12th with fellow funk outfit Galactic. The show, their 5th annual at the legendary Colorado venue, will also feature support from Moon Hooch and various special guests throughout The Motet's set including Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) and Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation). In addition, the band can be seen at several festivals throughout the summer, including Targhee Fest, The Peach Music Festival and FloydFest, as well as select headlining dates.

Hailed a "a funk/soul gem" by the Associated Press, Death Or Devotion, released earlier this year via their own label, is a killer collection of 10 feel good grooves including the singles "Highly Compatible," "Whacha Gonna Bring," "Supernova" and "Get It Right." PRESS HEREto listen to Death or Devotion, the group's ninth overall studio album. Death Or Devotion earmarks an important point in The Motet's journey.  For 20 years, the seven-piece has been fusing boisterous badass funk and swaggering soul with a thought-provoking inventiveness to create something truly unique. Each member of the band brought something different to the mix for the new album with their own unique set of musical influences and styles. The collection of songs finds the band pushing boundaries and breaking new ground, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike - continually providing a welcome escape for listeners.

PRESS HERE to listen to "Supernova (Extended Dance Mix)," a special release for their fans that The Motet dropped last week, which TheUntz.com called, "a monster throwback jam that takes the band's brash and brassy sound and twists it into a danceable disco groovefest."

THE MOTET UPCOMING TOUR DATES

July 12 - Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ Galactic and Moon Hooch)

July 14 - Alta, WY | Targhee Fest

July 18 - Hampton Beach, NH | Bernie's Beach Bar (w/ West End Blend)

July 19 - Pawling, NY | Daryl's House

July 20 - Jay, VT | Jeezum Crow Festival

July 23 - Dewey Beach, DW | Bottle & Cork (w/ Tweed)

July 25 - Floyd, VA | FloydFest

July 26 - Floyd, VA | FloydFest

July 27 - Scranton, PA | The Peach Music Festival

August 2 - Thornville, OH | The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival

August 10 - Aspen, CO | Belly Up

August 17 - Durango, CO | KSUT Party In the Park

August 24 - Park City, UT | Canyons Village at Park City

September 5 - New Orleans, LA | Tipitinas

September 6 - Houston, TX | Last Concert Café

September 7 - Austin, TX | Mohawk

September 12 - Tulsa, OK | Vanguard

September 13 - Fayetteville, AR | George's Majestic Lounge (w/ DJ Williams' Shots Fired)

September 14 - Dallas, TX | Deep Ellum Art Co (w/ DJ Williams' Shots Fired)

September 26 - Carrboro, NC | Cat's Cradle (w/ Exmag)

September 27 - Asheville, NC | Salvage Station (w/ Star Kitchen)

October 2 - Phoenix, AZ | Crescent Ballroom

October 3 - Las Vegas, NV | Brooklyn Bowl (w/ Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Duo)

October 4 - Solana Beach, CA | Belly Up (w/ Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Duo)

October 5 - Los Angeles, CA | Lodge Room (w/ Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Duo)

October 17 - Morgantown, WV | 123 Pleasant St

October 19 - Corolla, NC | Mustang Rock N Roast

November 9 - Portland, ME | State Theatre

November 13 - Buffalo, NY | The Tralf (w/ Exmag)

November 14 - Cleveland, OH | Beachland Ballroom

November 16 - Cincinnati, OH | Bogart's (w/ Exmag)

November 20 - Ithaca, NY | The Haunt (w/ Sophistafunk)

November 21 - Providence, RI | Fete Music Hall

November 22 - Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl

November 23 - Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl

December 5 - Omaha, NE | Waiting Room (w/ Exmag)

December 6 - Minneapolis, MN | First Avenue (w/ Exmag)

December 7 - Madison, WI | Majestic Theatre (w/ Exmag)

December 13 - Detroit, MI | El Club (w/ Exmag)

December 14 - Chicago, IL | Vic Theatre (w/ Exmag)

December 15 - St. Louis, MO | Old Rock House (w/ Exmag)

December 31 - Seattle, WA | Neptune Theatre

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