TOKiMONSTA opening for Duran Duran and Chic on tour, adds Panorama aftershow
LA beatmaker TOKiMONSTA produces electronic dance music that's equally indebted to R&B and hip-hop. Her latest release, the mini-album Fovere out on her Young Art imprint, features appearances from Anderson .Paak, Jonny Pierce of The Drums, and Gavin Turek (whom TOKiMONSTA previously recorded a joint EP with).
The Flying Lotus disciple, who was the first woman to sign to his Brainfeeder label, has announced she'll be joining the summer tour dates of new wave vets Duran Duran on The Paper Gods Tour with disco legend Nile Rodgers' current version of Chic.
As mentioned, that tour hits NYC at the famed Apollo Theater on July 19 (sold out) and then there's a NJ show at BB&T Pavilion on July 21 (tickets). She also plays NYC a few days later at the Panorama festival on Randall's Island (she plays 7/23). Tickets for the fest are still available.
UPDATE (7/12): TOKiMONSTA added a Panorama aftershow happening at midnight at Mercury Lounge (7/23) the same day she plays the fest. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, 7/13 at noon. All TOKiMONSTA tour dates are listed below.
This isn't the first time Duran Duran and CHIC have featured a talented up and comer as their opener. Earlier this year, Shamir opened for the acts and released a stripped-down cover of "Hungry Like the Wolf."
TOKiMONSTA -- 2016 Tour Dates
Jul 06 Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater +
Jul 07 Asheville, NC - Asheville Music Hall**
Jul 08 Columbus, OH - Park Street Patio**
Jul 09 Chicago, IL - Double Door**
Jul 11 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre+
Jul 13 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre+
Jul 15 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Jul 16 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace
Jul 17 Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center +
Jul 19 New York, NY – The Apollo Theater+
Jul 21 Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion+
Jul 23 New York, NY - Panorama Music Festival
Jul 23 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (Panorama aftershow)
Jul 24 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Amphitheatre+
Jul 28 Los Angeles, CA – KCRW’s Summer Nights @ Hammer Museum**
Jul 29 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center+
Jul 30 Irvine, CA - Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre+
Aug 02 Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre+
Aug 03 Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena+
Aug 05 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
Aug 06 Toronto, ON - TIME Festival
Aug 07 Baltimore, MD - Moonrise Festival
Sep 03 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle WA
Sep 04 Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavilion (with Flume)
**support from Ambré
+with Duran Duran & Chic