Cornelius, (aka Keigo Oyamada) is coming to America. He blows the tops off arenas in Japan with some of the most innovative live performances in the world, with laser shows and headphone options with auxiliary beats broadcast in real time. He's remixed with Beck and commissioned music for Momus.
SENSUOUS, his first LP released state-side in five years, is coming out on Everloving Records (ouch, Matador, ouch), in conjunction with a ten-stop tour that includes Coachella and Arts Festival. He's booking it to Europe for All Tomorrow's Parties and the Sonar Festival after.
The tour is dubbed “hybrid entertainment”, where the concert performance and some shadowy “visual image” collide a Wagnerian “fully-realized equal relationship”. (You mean, like, “multimedia?”).
At any rate, it will probably be some of the best music/performance in the states this spring.
THE SENSUOUS SYNCHRONIZED SHOW
APRIL 23 – PORTLAND, OR – WONDER BALLROOM
APRIL 24 – SEATTLE, WA – EL CORAZON
APRIL 26 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA BIMBOS 365
APRIL 28 – INDIO, CA – COACHELLA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
APRIL 30 – LOS ANGELES, CA EL REY THEATER
MAY 3 – BOULDER, CO – FOX THEATER
MAY 7 – CHICAGO, IL – PARK WEST
MAY 9 – BALTIMORE, MD – SONAR
MAY 10 – NEW YORK, NY WEBSTER HALL
MAY 11 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – THEATER OF LIVING ARTS
SENSUOUS is out April 24