Atmosphere | “Paint the Nation” Fall Tour 2008

Atmosphere - Metro, Chicago 4.22.08Last spring Atmosphere released When LIfe Gives You Lemons, You Paint that Shit Gold, which saw the highest level of success for any of their albums to date. Moving away from the melodramatic narrative that has predominated most of their previous albums, When Life Gives You Lemons has redemption as its main theme and branches into a number of different concepts from a production standpoint. I was able to see the group back in April and, minus the heat at the Metro and Midwest frat contingent in the audience, it was a very solid show.

Mixing live band elements with Slug’s very clean, minimalist production adds weight to a live show that I already consider to be one of hip-hop’s best. The group will be touring most of the US this fall and are hitting some medium sized markets. I’ll have the good fortune to catch them in Denver and San Diego on my own fall tour but more on that later. If you haven’t yet to see Atmosphere live, do so; they are super talented and it shows in the live setting. Follow the jump for dates.


“Paint the Nation” Fall Tour 2008

11-Sep-08 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Empire Expo Center
12-Sep-08 Omaha, NE Slowdown
13-Sep-08 Denver, CO Monolifth
15-Sep-08 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
16-Sep-08 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater
18-Sep-08 Eugene, OR McDonald Theater
19-Sep-08 Sacramento, CA Empire
20-Sep-08 San Diego, CA Street Scene
21-Sep-08 Bakersfield, CA the Dome
22-Sep-08 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
25-Sep-08 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern
26-Sep-08 Las Vegas, NV HOB
27-Sep-08 Phoenix, AZ Edge Fest
28-Sep-08 Tucson, AZ KFMA Fall Ball
30-Sep-08 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
1-Oct-08 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s
3-Oct-08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
4-Oct-08 Orlando, FL Firestone
6-Oct-08 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
7-Oct-08 Ashville, NC Orange Peel
8-Oct-08 Richmond, VA Toad’s Place
10-Oct-08 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head
11-Oct-08 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place

  • Whitney

    The tour dates listed here do not match what is on sites such as ticketmaster. For example, ticketmaster doesn’t have Orlando listed, but instead St. Petersburg FL on OCT. 2…
    Has it changed?

  • Whitney

    The tour dates listed here do not match what is on sites such as ticketmaster. For example, ticketmaster doesn’t have Orlando listed, but instead St. Petersburg FL on OCT. 2…
    Has it changed?

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com andrew

    Thanks for bringing this up. The St. Pete’s date may have been added after the post went live. All the rest that are not on the Ticketmaster site are here. Some venues aren’t apart of ticketmaster’s kingdom.
    http://www.gotickets.com/concert/atmosphere.php

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com andrew

    Thanks for bringing this up. The St. Pete’s date may have been added after the post went live. All the rest that are not on the Ticketmaster site are here. Some venues aren’t apart of ticketmaster’s kingdom.
    http://www.gotickets.com/concert/atmosphere.php

  • Whitney

    I’d never heard of atmosphere, but I overheard my boyfriend talking to his friends about them, and how he wanted to see them…His b-day is in October. Not having seen this article or knowing much about where else to get tickets, I got the St. Pete tickets unaware of the Orlando date! (which is both on a Saturday, and where we live)…
    So anyone want 2 tickets to the St. Pete show? I’ll trade for 2 Orlando tickets, or sell them!
    wdannunzio@cfl.rr.com

  • Whitney

    I’d never heard of atmosphere, but I overheard my boyfriend talking to his friends about them, and how he wanted to see them…His b-day is in October. Not having seen this article or knowing much about where else to get tickets, I got the St. Pete tickets unaware of the Orlando date! (which is both on a Saturday, and where we live)…
    So anyone want 2 tickets to the St. Pete show? I’ll trade for 2 Orlando tickets, or sell them!
    wdannunzio@cfl.rr.com