Posted in music | tour dates on October 7, 2009

Zero 7

Zero 7 has announced details of their upcoming North American tour, their first in more than three years. The trek - which celebrates the British duo's new album, "YEAH GHOST" - will launch on November 26th...

Zero 7's live show features singer Eska (who appears on "YEAH GHOST") and folk collaborator Olivia Chaney as well as long time band members Eddie Stevens, Robin Mullarkey and Tom Skinner.

"YEAH GHOST," available [since Sept. 29th] at all physical and digital retailers, sees Zero 7 - aka Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns - embarking on their brightest and boldest outing to date....

Zero 7's tour comes to NYC's Terminal 5 on Friday, November 27th. Tickets go on AmEx presale October 7th (today) at 11am. General sale starts Friday at 5pm. The BBC had a listen to the new album...
..."Pop Art Blue wins the vocal prize with Martha Tilston's folky whisper, though you can't help yearning for the lost voice of longtime collaborator Sia Furler. This is especially the case when Binns takes to the microphone for the first time on Zinedine Zidane homage, Everything Up (Zizou). It takes style to deliver lines like: "Murakami would have told you so / If you catch him will you let me know? / Bobbing apples in the studio / Aikido, Aikido-si-do." Oh dear...

The evident stylistic disparity is disappointing because variety is obviously well within the boys' grasp. Sleeper is a genuinely unsettling and vibrant slice of M.I.A.-like electro insanity, while the closing All Of Us takes its own sweet time to build from tribal bump to blissful comedown anthem, and is all the better for it.

But too much here is either unchallenging and stuck in the late 90s, or too jarring to allow the album to flow. Maybe Zero 7's time has truly passed...." [BBC]

The full dates of their North American tour with video and album info are below...

Zero 7

Yeah Ghost tracklist
1. Count Me Out
2. Mr McGee
3. Swing
4. Everything Up (Zizou)
5. Pop Art Blue
6. Medicine Man
7. Ghost sYMbOL
8. Sleeper
9. Solastalgia
10. The Road
11. All Of Us

Zero 7 - 2009 Tour Dates
10.06.09 Brighton Dome - Brighton United Kingdom
10.08.09 Roundhouse - London United Kingdom
10.09.09 Roundhouse - London United Kingdom
10.11.09 53 Degrees - TBD United Kingdom
10.12.09 Queens Hall - Edinburgh United Kingdom
10.13.09 Town Hall - Birmingham United Kingdom
11.26.09 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
11.27.09 Terminal 5 - New York, NY
11.28.09 House Of Blues - Boston, MA
11.29.09 Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
12.02.09 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
12.03.09 Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON
12.04.09 Metro - Chicago, IL
12.05.09 Club Epic - Minneapolis, MN
12.07.09 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
12.08.09 Belly Up Aspen - Aspen, CO
12.11.09 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
12.12.09 Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
12.13.09 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
12.15.09 The Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA
12.16.09 Orpheum Theatre-Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
12.17.09 House of Blues - San Diego - San Diego, CA

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Comments (10)

terrible album, and yes, without Sia they completely stink

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2009 3:20 PM

agreed. i used to like their music a lot, but now without sia, tina and sophie it's a whole different story. this album is very disappointing... and Terminal 5? seriously?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2009 3:40 PM

they were good in the early 2000's with sia

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2009 4:38 PM

The vocalists of Simple Things and When It Falls were a great lineup of talent and really brought that extra magic to their music; Sia especially and most definitely. But I still respect the music they put out, and will definitely go to their show when they stop by the Warfield.

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Posted by lv | October 17, 2009 11:08 AM

I think you need a bit more of a story with this as this isn't really a news story in its current form. Perhaps you could write about why you like Michael so much?

Posted by lv sale | October 18, 2009 8:59 AM

I was calling Yeah Ghost terrible myself, up until the show last night. Now, I've completely 180'd after hearing the material live. Call it a new appreciation or an eye-opening, but what I all but despised before I am totally in awe of. Perhaps it was hearing their older material mixed in with the newer stuff in the live set that made it click, or maybe it was just the experience itself... but I honestly love this album now. I've listened to it 3 times today, straight through... somehow I suddenly just get it.

Posted by Chris Petescia | November 28, 2009 4:29 PM

wheres sia???!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2009 2:31 AM

I think you need a bit more of a story with this as this isn't really a news story in its current form.

Posted by louisvuittonreplica | March 1, 2010 11:02 AM

I saw them in Aspen and to be onest. They are a great band but the sound was not so good. All the best.

Posted by Firme de curatenie | March 14, 2010 5:43 AM

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