Baio announces 2016 tour, streaming remix “expansion pack”; Rostam is on the new Ra Ra Riot song (listen)
photo: Baio w/ Vampire Weekend at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio (who goes by Baio in his solo project) released his first solo album, The Names, in September via Glassnote. He recently went on tour to promote his album near the release date of the LP, and now announced that he'll be going on another tour in 2016 (following a few more scattered dates this year).
He'll be playing NYC again on February 9 on Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (11/18) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Baio also just released an "expansion pack" featuring remixes of tracks from The Names last week. It's available to purchase online and you can stream it below.
In related news, Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend is featured on their old pals Ra Ra Riot's first single,"Water," from their forthcoming album Need Your Light, which is out on February 19 via Barsuk. Rostam wrote the song with Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles, along with the title track. Ra Ra Riot just wrapped up a tour that hit NYC's Baby's All Right earlier this month, and they're playing the just-announced Savannah Stopover Festival in March.
Watch the lyric video for "Water," with the streams of the Baio remixes and his tour dates, below...
Baio -- 2015/2016 Tour Dates
Nov 20 White Heat @ The Lexington [DJ SET] London, United Kingdom
Dec 02 A Very Superfine! Art Basel Kickoff Party. Miami, FL
Dec 03 Live Out Opening Party @ Pepper Kitchen [DJ Set] (free) Monterrey, Mexico
Dec 04 Tropico Festival Acapulco, Mexico
Dec 05 AM Local Cuauhtémoc, Mexico
Dec 14 ALT 98.7 December 2 Remember w/ CHVRCHES @ The Fonda Los Angeles, CA
Feb 03 The Independent San Francisco, CA
Feb 04 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Feb 05 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, Canada
Feb 06 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Feb 08 Schubas Chicago, IL
Feb 09 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Feb 10 Coda Philadelphia, PA
Feb 11 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
Feb 12 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
Feb 13 Ritz Montreal, Canada
Feb 18 Beursschouwburg Brussels, Belgium
Feb 19 King Georg Koln, Germany
Feb 20 Badehaus Szimpla Berlin, Germany
Feb 22 Workmans club Dublin, Ireland
Feb 23 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 24 Soup Kitchen Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 25 Pickle Factory London, United Kingdom
Feb 26 Badaboum Paris, France
Mar 01 Papiersaal Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 02 Biko Milan, Italy
Mar 05 To Be Announced Oslo, Norway
Mar 06 Where the Wild Things Are Festival Zeewolde, Netherlands
Mar 07 Rotown Rotterdam, Netherlands