26/06/18

Mutual Benefit starts a US & UK tour in August, and there are new live films to watch too

Mutual Benefit has confirmed a huge tour of North America and the UK to start at the end of August, and tickets go on sale this Friday (29 June). In anticipation of what are certainly going to be some beautiful performances, the band got together to record live films of New History and Storm Cellar Heart - the first two songs released from the album so far.

The intimate performances were filmed in Jordan Lee's (aka Mutual Benefit) apartment by filmmaker Eric Jenkins-Sahlin, and feature a band comprising Johanne Swanson, Eva Goodman, Molly Fletcher, Gabriel Birnbaum and Emily Reo.

"I wanted to make a stripped-down video that captured the essence of the band. Having a bunch of friends over for dinner and then recording music together seemed like a good way to achieve that. Everyone performing has an inspiring solo project well worth checking out so I was elated that they could all join me to make these songs come alive. Hopefully the warmth of the moment comes across and not just the heat of our sweltering apartment."
Jordan Lee

Watch them both below and if you haven't already, be sure to pre-order Thunder Follows The Light.

Below is the band's complete list of shows, tickets will be on sale Friday.

AUGUST
30 - MoMA in New York, NY

OCTOBER
22 - Empire Music Hall in Belfast, UK (Tickets)
23 - Cyprus Avenue  in Cork, IE (Tickets)
24 - Whelan's in Dublin, IE (Tickets)
26 - The Great Eastern in Glasgow, UK (Tickets)
27 - The Cluny in Newcastle, UK (Tickets)
28 - The Exchange in Bristol, UK (Tickets)
30 - Oslo in London, UK (Tickets)
31 - Now Wave Venue in Manchester, UK (Tickets)

NOVEMBER
1 - Hare & Hounds in Birmingham, UK (Tickets)
3 - Aberfeldy Town Hall (Aberfeldy Festival) in Aberfeldy, UK (Tickets)
4 - Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, UK (Tickets)
13 - Resident in Los Angeles, CA
14 - Soda Bar in San Diego, CA
15 - Constellation Room in Santa Ana, CA
17 - Chapel in San Francisco, CA
19 - Doug Fir in Portland, OR
20 - Vera in Seattle, WA
21 - Fortune in Vancouver, BC
30 - 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, MN

DECEMBER
1 - Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL
3 - The Garrison in Toronto, ON
4 - Bar Le Ritz in Montreal, QC
5 - Great Scott in Boston, MA
7 - DC9 in Washington, DC
8 - Park Church Co-Op in New York, NY

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