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Raphael Saadiq announces new album, tour dates & streaming SXSW show (The Antlers too!)

Raphael Saadiq
Raphael Saadiq

R&B great Raphael Saadiq is one of a few notable names playing Stubb’s on 3/16 as part of the Time Out North America NPR SXSW showcase. If you can’t be in Austin, NPR will be streaming the show (which also includes sets by James Blake, Bun B, and the Smith Westerns) on their website.

NPR will also be streaming a show happening the next day at the Parish where the Antlers will play their entire new album, Burst Apart, from start to finish! More details on that new album are below.

Raphael has other dates lined up as well. After a sprinkle of shows in the Lone Star, Saadiq will hop on a plane to Europe. Not long after he gets back, he releases his new album, Stone Rollin, on May 10th (it’s currently up for pre-order on iTunes). That same day you can catch him live at Webster Hall in NYC. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now. Regular sale begins Friday at noon.

And speaking of rolling stones, a video of Raphael performing with Mick Jagger, all tour dates, and other stuff, below…


FROM THE ANTLERS:

Hey everyone-

We’re completely thrilled to finally share with you the details of our forthcoming new album, Burst Apart. Finally!

We spent somewhere in the realm of 5 months recording it (although truthfully, we’ve been planning and sketching the record since we began touring on Hospice back in 2009). We moved into our own recording studio in September 2010, and spent essentially every waking hour working on Burst Apart, producing the record ourselves, with Darby at the helm engineering. We wrapped up recording this past January, and will be releasing this record to you on May 10 via Frenchkiss Records. I can honestly say that I’ve never been more excited to have people hear something as I am with Burst Apart.

Below is the tracklist, as well as the cover art, designed by the amazing Zan Goodman (who also designed Hospice’s infamous hands).

01 I Don’t Want Love
02 French Exit
03 Parentheses
04 No Widows
05 Rolled Together
06 Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
07 Tiptoe
08 Hounds
09 Corsicana
10 Putting the Dog to Sleep

And though the record’s not out until May, if you find yourself in Austin for SXSW this March, we’ll be performing Burst Apart in its entirety at NPR’s show at The Parish, and mixing new songs and old at the Frenchkiss and Sennheiser showcases. Dates and times below.

See you very soon.

love always,
Peter

The Antlers – 2011 Tour Dates
Mar 16 Frenchkiss Showcase @ The Parish Austin, TX @ 11:55pm CST
Mar 17 NPR Party @ The Parish Austin, TX @ 4:00pm CST Free!
Mar 18 Sennheiser Party @ The Stage on Sixth Austin, TX @ 7:00pm CST Free!
May 28 Sasquatch Music Festival George, WA Tickets


Mick Jagger & Raphael Saadiq – Grammys Rehearsal

SXSW: TIME OUT NORTH AMERICA at Stubb’s BBQ 3/16
12:30 AM: DURAN DURAN
11:15 PM: RAPHAEL SAADIQ
10:15 PM: SMITH WESTERNS
9:15 PM: JAMES BLAKE
8:00 PM: J. RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS (BETWEEN SETS)
8:00 PM: BUN B

RAPHAEL SAADIQ – 2011 TOUR DATES
Mar 15 House of Blues Dallas Dallas
Mar 16 Stubb’s, Austin, TX
Mar 17 House of Blues Dallas Dallas
Mar 18 House of Blues Houston Houston
Mar 20 House of Blues Houston Houston
Mar 23 Nefertiti Jazz Club Göteborg, SWEDEN
Mar 25 Flykten, O’Learys Uppsala, SWEDEN
Apr 2 Metropol Hultsfred, SWEDEN
Apr 8 Kerubi Joensuu, FINLAND
Apr 11 Wonder Ballroom Portland
Apr 12 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, CANADA
Apr 13 Showbox at the Market Seattle
Apr 14 Debaser Medis Stockholm, _, SWEDEN
Apr 15 BrewHouse Gothenburg, _, SWEDEN
Apr 16 Coachella, Indio, CA
Apr 20 Le Trianon Paris, FRANCE
Apr 21 Le Trianon Paris, FRANCE
Apr 22 PRINTEMPS DE BOURGES Bourges, Centre, fr
Apr 23 Kaufleuten ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
Apr 25 Postbahnhof Berlin, GERMANY
Apr 26 Gloria Theater Bad Säckingen, GERMANY
May 10 Webster Hall NY, NY

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