LISTEN: tUnE-yArDs Live @ The 9:30 Club


Life needs joy like this,” proclaims Entertainment Weekly of Tune-Yards’ new album ‘Nikki Nack’ (4AD). On June 13, the band will spread the joy with an NPR live video webcast from the first of their two SOLD OUT shows at the 9:30 Club with opener Sylvan Esso. Tune in at play a WAY SOLD OUT show at Union Transfer on Sunday. Tune-Yards has also confirmed a string of Canadian dates opening for the Arcade Fire in August. The band will wrap the first leg of their world tour with 2 SOLD OUT shows at NYC’s Webster Hall on June 22 and 23. The second leg of the tour includes over a dozen European dates and stops at Glastonbury Festival, Pitchfork Festival and Australia’s Splendour In The Grass. Fall performances already confirmed for Austin City Limits Festivaland Mexico City’s Corona Capital Festival. See full list of Tune-Yards summer tour dates below. ‘Nikki Nack’ is one of the most well received albums of 2014 so far. New York Magazine calls it “possibly the catchiest record of the year” and the New Yorker praises it’s “joyful energy” and “surprisingly sweet singing and catchy tunes.”  Last month, Tune-Yards brought their Pee-Wee’s playhouse inspired stage show to the set of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon performing album single “Water Fountain.”

Tour dates after the jump…

Tune-Yards 2014 World Tour

June 13 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC (With Sylvan Esso)

June 14 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC (With Sylvan Esso)

June 15- Union Transfer- Philadelphia, PA (With Sylvan Esso)

June 16 – Royale Nightclub – Boston, MA (With Sylvan Esso)

June 18-22 -NXNE – Toronto, On, Canada

June 18 – La Tulipe – Montreal, QC, Canada (With Sylvan Esso)

June 19-22 Firefly Festival – Dover, de

June 22 – Webster Hall- New York, NY (With Sylvan Esso)

June 23 – Webster Hall- New York, NY (With Sylvan Esso)

June 25-29 – Glastonbury Festival- Pilton, Somerset, United Kingdom

June 26- Concorde 2 – Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom

June 28 – Down the Rabbit Hole – Nijmegen, Netherlands

June 30 – Gorilla- Manchester, United Kingdom

July 1- Cockpit- Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

July 2 -Trinity Center- Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom

July 4- Blissfields- Winchester, United Kingdom

July 5- Rock Werchter -Werchter, Belgium

July 6 – Museum Ludwing- Cologne, Germany

July 7 – Exit 07, Luxembourg

July 9 – Festival de la cite- Lausanne, Switzerland

July 10 – Magnolia- Milan, MI, Italy

July 12 – Pohoda Festival – Trencin, Slovakia

July 17 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

July 18 – Live on King Street – Madison, Wi

July 18-20 Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY

July 19 – Pitchfork Festival – Chicago, IL

July 25 – Howler – Brunswick, Vic, Australia (With D.D. Dumbo)

July 26  -Splendour in the Grass – Byron Bay, Qld, Australia

July 28 – Oxford Arts Factory – Sydney, Nsw, Australia (With D. D. Dumbo)

August 11 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB, Canada (With Arcade Fire)

August 12 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB, Canada (With Arcade Fire)

August 14 – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB, Canada (With Arcade Fire)

August 17 – Music Fest NW – Portland, OR

August 29-31 – End of the Road Festival – Salisbury, Dorset, United Kingdom

September 3 – Electric Brixton – London, United Kingdom

September 4 – Bestival – Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

October 2-5- – Austin City Limits- Austin, TX

October 10-12- – Austin City Limits- Austin, TX

October – 11-12- Corona Capital Festival – Mexico City, Mexico