Mike Gordon announces 2014 tour dates + new album

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Mike Gordon has just officially announced a solo band tour for 2014 along with the release of a new studio album called Overstep. A limited amount of pre-sale tickets are already available at Mike’s website so head over there right away to snatch up what you can. “The band’s new repertoire will be augmented by hints of secret synesthetic mad scientist gadgetry on and around the stage” — WOAH. As always Mike never fails to disappoint in the creativity department and the video introducing the tour is downright L-O-L. Check it out below:

We had started to see some dates leak and it’s always just ahead of the announcement, and today this was posted on his website:

On February 25, 2014, ATO Records will release Mike Gordon’s new studio solo album, Overstep, on February 25, 2014. Overstep is Mike’s fourth solo album, following 2003’s Inside In, 2008’s The Green Sparrow and 2010’s Moss. Beginning today, fans can stream “Ether,” the album’s opening track, at http://mike-gordon.com/audio/overstep-ether. Album pre-order details will be announced shortly.

Mike shared songwriting duties with guitarist and longtime collaborator Scott Murawski and handed over the producing reins for the first time in his solo career, enlisting Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Uncle Tupelo, Pixies). He also invited a few new players into the studio, including legendary drummer Matt Chamberlain (Jon Brion, Fiona Apple).

To celebrate the release of Overstep, Mike’s band will return to the road with a North American tour that will kick off at the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse, NY on February 28. The run will include shows at New York City’s Webster Hall (March 1), the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles (March 17) and the historic Fillmore in San Francisco (March 18) and the band’s first performance in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He’ll be joined on the road by his longtime band – Scott Murawski (guitar), Craig Myers (percussion), Tom Cleary (keyboards) and Todd Isler (drums). The band’s new repertoire will be augmented by hints of secret synesthetic mad scientist gadgetry on and around the stage.

A limited number of tickets are available NOW via a real-time presale at http://tickets.mike-gordon.com/. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, December 13, at 10:00 AM ET. See below for itinerary or visit the tour dates page at http://mike-gordon.com/ for further details.

MIKE GORDON – SPRING 2014 TOUR DATES
http://mike-gordon.com/

2/28 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre
3/1 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
3/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/4 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
3/6 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
3/7 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
3/8 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
3/9 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
3/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
3/14 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
3/15 – Park City, UT @ Park City Live
3/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey Theatre
3/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
3/19 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
3/21 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
3/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
3/29 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/5 – North Adams, MA @ MassMOCA
4/6 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

Here’s the new track, “Ether”…