Astronautalis announces tour to promote soon-to-be released “This is Our Science”

We’ve had some great shows in Savannah in 2011 — and it’s far from over.

One of the highlights of my year is certainly the Savannah Stopover gig by Astronautalis in March at The Wormhole. Some sound issues led Astronautalis (born Andy Bothwell and raised down the road in Jacksonville) to abandon his mic for about half the show. Some were frustrated by this, but I found it thrilling, as I wrote here.

I’m really excited about the upcoming album This is Our Science, which Astronautalis blogs about here. He begins:

I wrote “This is Our Science” about the last 7 years of my life touring, traveling, drifting, and working. About the friends I’ve made, the lessons I’ve learned, and the stories I’ve lived on this endless exploration into my art, my mind, and the world at large. Throughout this adventure, there has always been a place that I kept my stuff while I was gone; sometimes in boxes in a basement, sometimes on a bookshelf in a bedroom, but I have never had what I would consider a real home. I always said, “the world is my hometown, and all the countries are just neighborhoods I like to visit”, but that definition never felt right to me. Something was missing.

It wasn’t until I really started writing the album that I took time to sit back and reflect on this life lived without an anchor, and it was then that it became abundantly clear that home may never be a place for me.

There is much more in the post, including a link to pre-order the album.

Here’s “Dmitri Mendeleev” from This is Our Science:
Dimitri Mendeleev by Astronautalis

Astronautalis at the Savannah Stopover, March 2011

Regrettably Astronautalis will not be coming back to Savannah on the 40-city fall tour that he and his band begin soon. But he’ll be sort of close a few times, including Masquerade in Atlanta and Jack Rabbit’s in Jacksonville. The whole tour can be seen here. I’ll paste the gigs below too:

Sep 03: Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Music Fest
Sep 23: Page, AZ – Powellpalooza
Sep 24: Portland, ME – The Space
Sep 25: Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal
Sep 26: Toronto, ON – Parts & Labour
Sep 27: Newport, KY – The Southgate House
Sep 29: Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
Sep 30: Columbus, OH – The Basement
Oct 01: Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
Oct 02: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Oct 03: Minneapolis, MN – The Triple Rock Social Club
Oct 05: Bozeman, MT – Zebra Cocktail Lounge
Oct 06: Spokane, WA – A Club
Oct 07: TBA
Oct 08: Eugene, OR – TBA
Oct 09: Portland, OR – Rotture
Oct 10: San Francisco, CA – TBA
Oct 11: San Diego, CA – The Casbah
Oct 12: Los Angeles, CA – The Central
Oct 13: Phoenix, AZ – Venue 104
Oct 14: Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse
Oct 15: Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Oct 16: Denver, CO – The Marquis
Oct 17: Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
Oct 18: Albuquerque, NM – Moonlight Lounge
Oct 20: Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Oct 21: Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
Oct 22: Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
Oct 24: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Oct 25: Pensacola, FL – The Handlebar
Oct 26: Gainesville, FL – 1982
Oct 27: Jacksonville, FL – Jackrabbits
Oct 28: Orlando, FL – Firestone
Oct 29: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Swarm 6(66)
Oct 31: Raleigh, NC – Kings
Nov 01: Charlotte, NC – The World Famous Milestone
Nov 02: Greenville, NC – The Spazz Haus
Nov 03: Washington DC – DC9
Nov 04: New York, NY – Santo’s Party House
Nov 05: Philadelphia, PA – The Fire
Nov 06: Boston, MA – O’Briens

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