Fennesz touring North America for 1st time in 10 years (listen to new LP ‘Agora’)
Christian Fennesz released Agora, his first record under the Fennesz name in five years, back in April. His use of treated guitar to create lush, ethereal soundscapes remains breathtaking and Agora (which made Pitchfork's Best Albums of 2019 list) is a gorgeous listen. Check it out below.
Though he played two shows in Canada and one in Mexico earlier this year, it's been nearly a decade since Fennesz launched a proper North American tour, but he'll be in the States for Knoxville's Big Ears festival and will tour around it, starting in San Francisco on March 6 and wrapping up at Iowa's Mission Creek Festival on April 4, with stops along the way in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Montreal, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, DC, Dallas, Durham, Cleveland and Columbia, MO. All headline dates are with Britton Powell.
The Brooklyn show is at the Bushwick Methodist Church on March 14 and is part of the Ambient Church series. Tickets are on sale.
BROOKLYN SHOW UPDATE: "We regretfully must postpone this event until July due to the risks associated with Coronavirus." Specific date is TBA.
All dates are listed below.
FENNESZ - 2020 TOUR DATES
03/06 Gray Area, San Francisco, CA *
03/07 Upend, Los Angeles, CA *
03/08 Columbia City Theatre, Seattle, WA *
03/10 Holocene, Portland, OR *
03/12 Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL *
03/13 Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC *
03/14 Bushwick Methodist Church, Brooklyn, NY *
03/17 Bowerbird, Philadelphia, PA *
03/19 U Street Music HalL, Washington, DC *
03/20 Nasher Sculpture, Dallas, TX *
03/24 Duke Coffee House, Durham, NC *
03/26 Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
03/27 Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
04/02 Mahalls, Cleveland, OH
04/03 Firestone Baars Chapel, Columbia, MO
04/04 Mission Creek Festival, Iowa, IA
* w/ Britton Powell