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 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...
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....
..."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 full dates of their North American tour with video and album info are below...
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]
Yeah Ghost tracklist
1. Count Me Out
2. Mr McGee
4. Everything Up (Zizou)
5. Pop Art Blue
6. Medicine Man
7. Ghost sYMbOL
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