Jamtronica pioneers Lotus had a busy year in 2018, and will continue their momentum with another big year ahead of them. In early December, the band released a brand new album, Frames Per Second, their first studio release since 2016’s Eat the Light. Frames Per Second is a sprawling, all-instrumental 19-track release comprised of a mix of never-before-heard material as well as songs the band had been introducing and road-testing since the release of Eat The Light.
Along with the album itself, Lotus released a studio documentary chronicling the recording of Frames Per Second at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia. The documentary showcases Lotus in a pure, raw form performing live in the studio, highlighting the band’s ever-evolving style over their 20-year career.
As guitarist Mike Rempel told Live For Live Music last year, “When I look at the way my life has unfolded, I mostly just feel gratitude. With all these years under our belt, we’ve been able to cultivate a musical intelligence or intuitive capacity that wasn’t possible in the early years. When we are accessing it, it’s very powerful. That capacity for intuitive musical communication is a result of all those years, and it’s amazing and beautiful and fun.”
In April, Lotus will head out on a run of tour dates in support of Frames Per Second. That 8-date jaunt will culminate in a headlining blowout at Morrison, CO’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The five-piece band consisting of Mike Greenfield (drums), Jesse Miller (bass, sampler), Luke Miller (guitar, keys), Mike Rempel (guitar), and Chuck Morris (percussion) has tapped an impressive support lineup for their Red Rocks bash including experimental electronic duo Ghostland Observatory, Denver-native electronic producer Jade Cicada, and Colorado’s own jam favorites Magic Beans.
The band’s previous Red Rocks performances have produced some explosively creative results, ultimately pushing the band to release full-show pro-shot video of the magic that ensued at their 2016 and 2017 headlining performances along with some pretty cool behind-the-scenes backstage b-roll.
Lotus – “Arupa” / “Umbilical Moonrise” – Red Rocks – 9/16/2017
Prior to Lotus’ Red Rocks Amphitheatre show, the band looks forward to throwing down a three-night stand in Brooklyn, NY (4/4, 4/5, 4/6); Harrisburg, PA’s Club XL (4/18); a two-night stint in Washington, D.C. (4/19, 4/20); and an intimate show at Denver’s Summit. The quintet will also make summer festival appearances at Stephentown, NY’s Disc Jam Music Festival and The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA.
Tickets for the majority of Lotus’ upcoming shows—including their headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre show on April 27th—are still on sale here, so grab your tickets before it’s too late!
For a full list of Lotus’ upcoming tour dates and more information, head to the band’s website.
Lotus Upcoming Tour Dates:
4/4/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl
4/5/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl
4/6/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl
4/18/2019 – Harrisburg, PA | Club XL
4/19/2019 – Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
4/20/2019 – Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
4/26/2019 – Denver, CO | Summit
4/27/2019 – Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre^
6/6/2019-6/9/2019 – Stephentown, NY | Disc Jam Music Festival
7/25/2019-7/28/2019 – Scranton, PA | The Peach Music Festival
^with special guests Ghostland Observatory, Jade Cicada, Magic Beans