Panda Bear has announced tour dates for his 2019 winter concert tour. The tour, which begins in February, is scheduled for six shows and begins in Washington D.C. and ends in San Francisco.
The concert news comes a week after Panda Bear announced his new album, Buoys, along with the lead single, Dolphin. The new record is his first in about four years and is slated for a February 2019 release.
Panda Bear, born Noah Lennox, is known for his experimental pop music and for being a member of the band Animal Collective. Aside from his work with the band, he has released multiple solo albums, with Buoys being his eighth.
The new album was co-mixed and co-produced by Rusty Santos in Lennox’s home in Portugal. A press release for the tour said that “Lennox and Santos envisioned something that would “feel familiar to a young person’s ears.” However, Buoys retains a deep layer of experimentation coursing through the hyper-modern production – a hallmark of Panda Bear releases that will feel intimately familiar to fans of Lennox’s decade-plus body of work.”
This is not the first taste of new music Lennox has released this year. In July, he and fellow Animal Collective member, Avey Tare, released a new single, “Sea of Light.”
Buoys will be available for purchase on LP and digitally on February 8.Tickets for the tour go on sale Tuesday, November 15 at 10 a.m. ET.
Full concert schedule listed below:
2/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
2/12 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
2/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Pioneer Works
2/16 – Chicago, IL @ The Art Institute of Chicago
2/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
2/20 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Photo Credit: Owen Ela