RUFUS DU SOL – one of the world’s preeminent live electronic bands – has today announced a series of shows in the UK in August 2018.
The band will play intimate shows in London, Manchester and Glasgow – their first UK tour since 2014. Known for their enigmatic live show, this is a rare opportunity to see the band play outside the arenas and festival mainstages they frequent in North America and Australia.
RÜFÜS DU SOL made their Reprise Records debut late last month with the single “No Place.” Built on a haunting and ethereal foundation, the track crescendos to capture the exhilaration of encountering a soulmate – a wondrous exposé of the emotive style they have become known for. “No Place” marks the first new music from the trio in more than two years.
The single came just weeks after RÜFÜS DU SOL unveiled plans to play Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall on November 2 and 3, of which both sold out minutes after being announced. In between performances at Bonnaroo and Electric Forest, the Australian three-piece will play a series of summer headline dates, before heading for a series of shows in the UK in August 2018. See below for itinerary.
Comprised of members Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt, RÜFÜS DU SOL occupy the intersection of entrancing indie music and intelligent electronica. It is through this seamless transcendence of styles that their own sonic realm has unfolded; a landscape painted with the club culture of yesteryear and a poignant yet infectious ability to be ever in the moment.
The band’s debut album, ATLAS, reached No. 1 on the Australian charts and reaped Platinum status – successes that were repeated with its follow-up record, Bloom. Released in 2016, Bloom offered such iconic singles as “You Were Right” and “Innerbloom,” and launched RÜFÜS DU SOL on a two- year international tour, playing over 100 sold-out shows across 13 countries.
RÜFÜS DU SOL have spent the past year in Venice, CA, writing and recording their third album, which is largely influenced by the stark desert landscapes of California and their experiences on the road.
“It feels like a new RÜFÜS,” the trio says. “We are inspired by our new home out here, by the people we’ve met and the music we’ve heard along the way. We’ve got a refreshed sense of ambition and cannot wait to share our creation with the world.”
RÜFÜS DU SOL – TOUR DATES
08. 2018 – Bonnaroo, Manchester TN
09. 2018 – (DJ SET) Encore Beach Club – Wynn, Las Vegas NV 06. 12. 2018 – The National, Richmond VA
13. 2018 – Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh NC
14. 2018 – The Music Farm, Charleston SC
16. 2018 – The Fillmore, Miami Beach FL
22. 2018 – Bonanza Campout, Heber City UT
24. 2018 – Electric Forest, Rothbury MI
28. 2018 – Electric Forest, Rothbury MI
29. 2018 – (DJ SET) Electric Forest, Rothbury MI
07. 2018 – (DJ SET) Encore Beach Club – Wynn, Las Vegas NV
21. 2018 – ABC2, Glasgow, UK
22. 2018 – Club Academy, Manchester, UK
23. 2018 – O2 Forum, London, UK
05. 2018 – (DJ SET) Encore Beach Club – Wynn, Las Vegas NV
01. 2018 – Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles CA (3rd show just announced)
02. 2018 – Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles CA (sold out)
03. 2018 – Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles CA (sold out)
MORE DATES TBA