Benjamin Booker announces tour, played NYC shows, went to see Win Butler aka DJ Windows 98
Will Butler isn't the only Butler brother in Arcade Fire experimenting with solo work. Will's older brother Win, who also happens to be Arcade Fire's frontman, performed a DJ set at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans at the beginning of November. He billed himself as "DJ Windows 98" and shared the bill with Thundercat and Peanut Butter Wolf at the Pitchfork-sponsored event.
In the audience that night was rising New Orleans singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker who posted the above picture of he and Win to his Facebook. Days later Booker headed up to NYC to perform sold out shows at Mercury Lounge and Baby's All Right. He also appeared on WNYC's Soundcheck while he was here. You can listen to that appearance below.
Today, Benjamin announced a tour that has him returning to an even bigger venue in NYC, Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 3 (presented by WFUV). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/14) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (11/12) at noon.
All dates are listed, with the Soundcheck stream, below...
Benjamin Booker -- 2014/2015 Tour Dates
Nov 14 La Cigale Paris, France
Nov 15 Stereolux Nantes, France
Nov 17 Le Bikini Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France
Nov 19 Blue Shell Cologne, Germany
Nov 20 Rotonde Brussels, Belgium
Nov 22 Le Guess Who Festival Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 24 Molotow Hamburg, Germany
Nov 25 Bang Bang Club Berlin, Germany
Jan 31 St. Jerome's Laneway Festival @ Brisbane Showgrounds Bowen Hills Qld, Australia
Feb 01 St. Jerome's Laneway Festival @ Sydney College of the Arts Sydney, Australia
Feb 06 St. Jerome's Laneway Festival @ Harts Mill Adelaide, Australia
Feb 07 St. Jerome's Laneway Festival @ Footscray Community Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia
Feb 08 St. Jerome's Laneway Festival @ Esplanade Reserve Fremantle, Australia
Feb 26 Audio Brighton, United Kingdom
Feb 27 Academy 3 Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 28 King Tuts Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 02 Village Underground London, United Kingdom
Mar 26 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Mar 27 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
Mar 28 Metro Chicago, IL
Mar 30 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Mar 31 Lee's Palace Toronto, Canada
Apr 01 Corona Theatre Montreal, Canada
Apr 03 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY