Battles: Live Video & 2011 Tour Dates

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Battles are putting together some of the crazier instrumentals I’ve heard in a while. Check out these stellar live cuts from La Blogoeteque:

Whoah. Thank you La Blogoeteque.

These guys also have a pretty massive summer/fall tour lined up in Europe and North America. If you’re ever in the need to freak your ears a little bit, I’m feeling like this is a show that can’t be missed. Check it…

Battles – 2011 Tour Dates:
JUNE
23 Rome, Italy – Villa Ada
24 Bologna, Italy – Link
25 Glastonbury Festival, UK – John Peel Stage
26 Cardiff, UK – *VENUE CHANGE*, Solus, Cardiff University
27 Birmingham, UK – HMV Institute
28 Bristol, UK – The Trinity Centre
30 Paris, France – Cabaret Sauvage

JULY
01 Belfort, France – Eurockeennes Festival
02 London, UK – Wireless Festival
03 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
05 Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island
06 Vienna, Austria – Arena
07 Ljubljana, Slovenia – Kino Siska
08 Trencin, Slovakia – Pohoda Festival
10 Naples, Italy – Neapolis Festival
15 Chicago, US – Pitchfork Music Festival
16 Madison, US – UW Madison Memorial Terrace
17 Iowa City, US – Blue Moose Tap House
18 Lincoln, US – Bourbon Theater
19 Denver, US – Bluebird → INFO
20 Salt Lake City, US – Urban Lounge
22 Victoria, Canada – Sugar Nightclub
23 Vancouver, Canada – Rickshaw Theater
24 Seattle, US – Capitol Hill Block Party
29-31 Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba Ski Resort, Japan

AUGUST
10 Cannes, France – Festival Pantiero
12 Hertfordshire – Standon Calling Festival
13 Saint-Malo, France – Festival la Route du Rock
14 Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
15 Stockholm, Sweden – Strand
16 Oslo, Norway – Bla
17 Aarhus, Denmark – Train
18 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
26 Katowice, Poland – Festiwal Nowa Muzyka →

OCTOBER
01 US – ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror (curated by Portishead), Asbury Park, New York
02 US – Royale Nightclub, Boston
03 Canada – Le National, Montreal
04 Canada – Phoenix Concert Theater, Toronto
05 US – Grog Shop, Cleveland
06 US – VIA Festival, Pittsburgh Info
07 US – Vic Theatre, Chicago
08 US – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis
10 US – Starlite Room, Edmonton, Canada
13 US – Wonder Ballroom, Portland
16 US – Glasshouse, Pamona
17 US – Mayan Theater, Los Angeles
18 US – The Venue, Scottsdale
20 US – Fitzgerald’s, Houston
21 US – Emo’s Outside, Austin
22 US – Granada Theater, Dallas
24 US – Exit In, Nashville
25 US – Work/Play, Birmingham
27 US – Grand Central, Miami On Sale Soon
28 US – Masquerade, Atlanta
29 US – Moogfest, Asheville
30 US – 9.30 Club, Washington
31 US – Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia

NOVEMBER
01 US – Webster Hall, New York