Yeasayer launched their new staging design through The Creators Project on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Forming in 2010, it is a global initiative started by VICE and Intel towards supporting artists by working their creativity through technology, such as an online community, a video channel, a content creation studio and a global event series.
Over 150 Creators from seven countries, as well as artists from around the world are involved in the project. People such as Karen O, Hussein Chalayan, Anish Kapoor, Florence and the Machine, United Visual Artists, Feng Mengbo, Mark Ronson, Jonathan Glazer, Mick Rock, Barney Clay and David Bowie are amongt the Creators participating in the project.
Designed by Casey Reas for the band’s fall tour, his design is described as “alienscape, crystalline” and was debuted on the show.
The tour dates are as follows:
August 22nd – Vic Theater – Chicago, IL
August 24th – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
August 25th – The Slowdown – Omaha, NE
August 26th – Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
August 27th – In the Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
August 29th – Malkin Bowl – Vancouver, BC
August 30th – Neptune – Seattle, WA
August 31st – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
September 1st – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
September 2nd – FYF Fest – Los Angeles, CA
September 3rd – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
September 5th – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
September 6th – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, TX
September 7th – Republic – New Orleans, LA
September 8th – The Tabermacle – Atlanta, GA
September 9th – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
September 11th – House of Blues – Boston, MA
September 12th – Rumsey Playfield – New York, NY
September 16th – Astra – Berlin, Germany
September 17th – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Holland
September 18th – Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark
September 19th – Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
September 20th – Rockerfeller – Oslo, Norway
September 23rd – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld – Cologne, Germany
September 24th – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
September 25th – La Gaite Lyrique – Paris, France
September 27th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, England
September 28th – The Arches – Glasgow, Scotland
September 29th – The Ritz – Manchester, England
September 30th – Button Factory – Dublin, Ireland
November 14th – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
November 16th – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
The Creators Project were approached about turning Yeasayer’s stage show into an experience with lights and colors. The team of Reas, architecture and design firm Aranda/Lasch, video artists Yoshi Sodeoka, along with custom software from Reas and Aaron Meyers worked to bring out the design and visuals for their forthcoming fall tour.
Yesayer’s new album Fragrant World is out Tuesday, August 21, 2012.