UPDATE: NEW DATE ANNOUNCED – See below!
Mean Fiddler and DF Concerts in association with CAA p
LITTLE DRAGON (RITUAL UNION Tour)
+ special guests
When? Sunday 4th December 2011
Where? London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
2011 saw Little Dragon start the year off with a headlining tour of the U.S. and a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in March, thanks to a recommendation from super fan Questlove of the Roots. In May, Little Dragon appeared on the track Just Don’t from Raphael Saadiq’s Stone Rollin’, a record some are already calling the album of the year. Big Boi and DJ Shadow called to invite the group to work on new music.
This July they will release Ritual Union, an album which finds futuristic trance like rhythms mixed with the soulful vibes of their debut LP colliding with the more upfront and danceable sounds of Machine Dreams. Lead single
Nightlight sounds like a fevery hallucination in the dessert of sahara. Brush The Heat is a dance floor detonator with the most infectious cowbells since Jay-Z told us about his 99 Problems.
While their recordings are always impressive, it is in the live setting where the Dragon really comes alive. As if straight out of central casting, every Little Dragon show seems to bring out an unlikely mix of hip-hop heads in fitted caps, ravers, stoners, hipster kids, hippies, old goats, middles aged panthers and studious musician types. “I think that’s kind of ideal,” Yukimi says of Little Dragon’s eclectic fanbase: “That’s how, if I wished for a crowd, I would want it.” And no doubt, if that crowd could invent a band, Little Dragon is what they’d come up with.
New Album “RITUAL UNION” released 25th JULY 2011 on Peace frog
NEW DATE RELEASED DUE TO SELL OUT GIG ON 4th DECEMBER:
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