Instrumental, electronic-based trio Elephant Wrecking Ball is hitting the road this fall for a run of tour dates throughout October.
Comprised of Dopapod drummer Neal “Fro” Evans, trombonist Scott Flynn (Odesza), and bassist Dan Africano (Ghost Light), the powerhouse trio will embark on a 17-date fall tour in support of their new studio album, JOY FRONT, set to be released on October 11th.
The forthcoming album marks the trio’s fourth studio album and first since their 2017 release, Engage. As the band explains, JOY FRONT “successfully weaves adventurous musical explorations over beds of electronic-infused dub-like grooves, proving that the act of embracing a variety of styles can be channeled into an identity that is focused and pure despite its lack of a singular genre.”
While each member isn’t on the road with their other touring projects, the three come together to bring a mix of jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music, constantly striving for a memorable, new sound.
“Its been a while since we’ve been on tour, and we are extremely excited about it. We have a lot of fun surprises and new things to bust out in our live show to blow your minds,” Evans said. “And as for this album, its been a long time coming and we can’t wait to finally share this music with you. We feel its the best album we have made so far and we are stoked for you to hear it.”
The trio will hit the road this month for a string of tour dates, beginning at Kearney, NE’s The Other Side on October 16th and Davenport, IA’s River Music Experience on October 17th before heading to Chicago, IL’s Bourbon on Divison on October 18th and Milwaukee, MI’s The Miramar Theatre on October 19th for a pair of co-headlining shows with Bob Lanzetti.
The tour will continue at Grand Rapid, MI’s Founders Taproom (10/20); Cleveland, OH’s The Winchester Music Tavern (10/22); Pittsburgh, PA’s Club Café (10/23); Columbus, OH’s Woodlands Tavern (10/24); Nashville, TN’s The Basement East supporting Perpetual Groove (10/25); Asheville, NC’s The One Stop At Asheville Music Hall (10/27); Atlanta, GA’s Smith’s Olde Bar (10/28); Mobile, AL’s Brickyard (10/29); Jackson, MS’s Martin’s Downtown (10/30); New Orleans, LA’s The Howlin Wolf (10/31 – 11/1); Houston, TX’s Last Concert Café (11/2); and Denver, CO’s Dazzle Jazz Club (11/27).
Scroll down for listing of the band’s upcoming tour dates, and head to the band’s website for ticket info.
Elephant Wrecking Ball Fall Tour Dates
October 16 – The Other Side – Kearney, NE
October 17 – River Music Experience – Davenport IA
October 18 – Bourbon on Division – Chicago IL*
October 19 – The Miramar Theatre – Milwaukee WI*
October 20 – Founders Taproom – Grand Rapids MI
October 22 – The Winchester Music Tavern – Cleveland OH
October 23 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh PA
October 24 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus OH
October 25 – The Basement East – Nashville TN^
October 27 – The One Stop At Asheville Music Hall
October 28 – Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta GA
October 29 – Brickyard – Mobile AL
October 30 – Martin’s Downtown – Jackson MS
October 31 – The Howlin Wolf – New Orleans LA
November 1 – The Howlin Wolf – New Orleans, LA
November 2 – Last Concert Cafe – Houston TX
November 27 – Dazzle Jazz Club – Denver, CO
*Co-Bill w/Bob Lanzetti
^Supporting Perpetual Groove