The Raincoats Are Coming!
UK post-punk legends the Raincoats announced a North American mini-tour this September to honor the reissue of their 1981 album Odyshape. The tour brings them to Brooklyn (woop!), Washington D.C., Montreal, Chicago, Detroit, and Toronto, before they hop the pond again to play the Jeff Mangum–curated All Tomorrow’s Parties fest in December.
Set for release on September 13, the reissue features liner notes from Kim Gordon, who had this to say about the band:
“It was The Raincoats I related to most. They seemed like ordinary people playing extraordinary music. Music that was natural that made room for cohesion of personalities. They had enough confidence to be vulnerable and to be themselves without having to take on the mantle of male rock/punk rock aggression…or the typical female as sex symbol avec irony or sensationalism.”
(Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth,1993)
Tour dates and more videos after the jump…
September 16, 2011 Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY
September 17, 2011 Comet Ping Pong, Washington, DC
September 19, 2011 Double Door, Chicago
September 21, 2011 Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
September 23, 2011 Wrongbar, Toronto
September 24, 2011 Pop Montreal, Montreal, Exhibition
September 25, 2011 Pop Montreal, Montreal