Last spring MONO flew from Japan to New York City to perform two truly magical, memorable nights with esteemed Wordless Music Orchestra backing them. The 30-piece MONO played a 90-minute set that ranks among the greatest live experiences we've ever witnessed. What most people don't know is we flew our producer friend Matt Bayles to record the concerts, and the whole glorious event was filmed by a team of poorly-paid superfriends. It all sounds and looks absolutely stunning, and we're so thrilled with how it all turned out. There will be a CD+DVD, as well as a limited-edition 3xLP+DVD with all the bells and whistles you could hope for.

To celebrate the release of their monumental live album and film, Holy Ground: NYC Live with the Wordless Music Orchestra (in stores April 27), the beloved Japanese quartet will bring their legendary live show to just about every corner of North America. This will be MONO's only North American performances in 2010. Supporting all dates are Scotland's The Twilight Sad.

Post-rockers MONO came to NYC in September on their tour with Maserati. Their upcoming gigs in the US with The Twilight Sad include a May 30th show at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets TBA.

Live video from MONO's NYC shows in May and all tour dates are below..

MONO Burial At Sea live May 8 2009

MONO where am i Live, May 8 2009

Mono - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 19 Orpheum Extra Graz, Austria
Feb 20 Menza Pri Koritu Ljubljana, Slovenia
Feb 21 Arena Vienna, Austria
Feb 22 A38 Budapest, Hungary
Feb 23 Teatar & TD Zagreb, Croatia
Feb 24 Living Room Belgrade, Serbia
Feb 25 MKC Skopje, Macedonia
Feb 26 Eightball Club Thessaloniki, Greece
Feb 27 Myga Athens, Greece
Mar 02 Circolo Degli Artisti Rome, Italy
Mar 03 Lokomotiv Club Bologna, Italy
Mar 04 Magnolia Milan, Italy
Mar 05 L'Epicerie Moderne Lyon (Feyzin), France
Mar 06 Sala Be Cool Barcelona, Spain
Mar 07 Sala Stereo Murcia, Spain
Mar 09 Musicbox Lisbon, Portugal
Mar 10 Serralves Porto, Portugal
Mar 11 Salon Teatro Santiago De Compostela, Spain
Mar 12 Santana 27 Bilbao, Spain
Mar 13 Le Sans Reserve Perigueux, France
Mar 14 La Maroquinerie Paris, France
Mar 15 The Scala London, UK
Mar 16 The Asylum Birmingham, UK
Mar 17 Oran Mor Glasgow, Scotland
Mar 18 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
Mar 20 Les Trinitaires Metz, France
Mar 21 Doornroosje Nijmegen, Netherlands
Mar 22 Het Depot Leuven, Belgium
Mar 23 FZW Dortmund, Germany
Mar 24 Debaser Malmo, Sweden
Mar 25 Strand Stockholm, Sweden
Mar 26 Umea Open Festival Umea, Sweden
Mar 28 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland
Mar 29 Plink Plonk Tartu, Estonia
Mar 30 Gertrudes 101 Riga, Latvia
Mar 31 Mulen Ruzas Vilnius, Lithuania
Apr 01 CBA Warsaw, Poland
Apr 02 Blue Note Poznan, Poland
Apr 03 Hebbel Theatre Berlin, Germany
Apr 04 Palac Akropolis Prague, Czech Republic
Apr 10 Kaikoo popwave festival Tokyo, Japan
Apr 30 @ Emos, Austin, TX #
May 01 @ The Loft, Dallas, TX #
May 03 @ Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM #
May 04 @ Plush, Tucson, AZ #
May 05 @ The Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ #
May 06 @ Casbah, San Diego, CA #
May 07 @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA #
May 08 @ Slim's, San Francisco, CA #
May 10 @ Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR #
May 11 @ Neumo's, Seattle, WA #
May 12 @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC #
May 14 @ Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT #
May 15 @ Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO #
May 17 @ Waiting Room, Omaha, NE #
May 19 @ Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN #
May 20 @ High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI #
May 21 @ Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI #
May 22 @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL #
May 23 @ Magic Stick, Detroit, MI #
May 24 @ Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH #
May 25 @ Brillobox, Pittsburgh, PA #
May 26 @ Lee's Palace, Toronto, ON #
May 27 @ La Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC #
May 28 @ Middle East Downstairs, Boston, MA #
May 29 @ Daniel Street, Milford, CT #
May 30 @ Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY #
Jun 01 @ First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA #
Jun 02 @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC #
Jun 04 @ North State Sound, Durham, NC #
Jun 05 @ Masquerade (Hell Stage), Atlanta, GA #
Jun 07 @ Exit In, Nashville, TN #
Jun 08 @ Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis, TN #
Jun 09 @ Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA #
# w/ The Twilight Sad

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