by Tatiana Tenreyro

photo: Damien Jurado at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris Graham)
Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado announced late last year that he's releasing his twelfth album, Visions of Us on the Land, on March 18 via Secretly Canadian. Today he shared the second single off his upcoming LP, "Qachina," along with its video. The video was shot at California's Joshua Tree with a super 8, pairing the eeriness of Damien's vocals with an expert use of lighting.

In a statement about the video, Damien said:

"I really like seeing Jordan Halland's own personal visual interpretation of how he heard and envisioned "Qachina" as being. I think it really plays into what I have said all along about what, thematically, "Maraqopa" is, and what it may look like to other people. I recall the initial phone call with Jordan about the video, and it was very much like the same conversation I had with Brian Koch, who did the album's cover art.. 'I want this to be your thing. I can give you a few things to go off of, but really, what I want, is for you to hear the album, and give me your vision of what it looks like to you.'

Damien Jurado also announced North American dates of his tour in support of Visions of Us on the Land. The new shows are with Ben Abraham, and they include NYC's Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 1. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday (2/24) at noon and general sale Friday (2/26) at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with the video for "Qachina," below...


Damien Jurado - 2016 Tour Dates
May 12 Neptune Theater Seattle, WA
May 13 The Bartlett Spokane, WA
May 14 The Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC
May 15 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
May 17 The Independent San Francisco, CA
May 18 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
May 20 Casbah San Diego, CA
May 21 Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ
May 23 The Parish Austin, TX
May 24 Club Dada Dallas, TX
May 26 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
May 27 Hi- Fi Indianapolis, IN
May 28 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
May 29 The Loving Touch Ferndale, MI
May 30 The Garrison Toronto, ON
June 1 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
June 2 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA
June 3 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
June 4 Ballroom/The Outer Space Hamden, CT
June 5 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
June 7 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
June 8 Club Café Pittsburgh, PA
June 9 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
June 10 Woodward Theater Cincinnati, OH
June 11 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
June 12 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
June 13 Riot Room Kansas City, MO
June 15 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
June 16 Marquis Theater Denver, CO
June 17 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
June 18 Neurolux Boise, ID

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