Elephant Wrecking Ball, the instrumental, electronic-based power trio comprised of drummer Neal “Fro” Evans (Dopapod), trombonist Scott Flynn (Odesza), and bassist Dan Africano (Ghost Light), will release a new studio album, JOY FRONT this fall on October 11th.
The fourth studio album from Evans and his Elephant Wrecking Ball project will be their first since the 2017’s Engage. The announcement on Tuesday revealed that the overall sound of the band’s forthcoming project “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.”
The band will also hit the road this fall for a run of tour dates beginning with their appearance at River Music Experience in Davenport, IA on October 13th. From there, the tour will continue with shows at Bourbon on Division in Chicago, IL (10/18); The Winchester Music Tavern in Cleveland, OH (10/22); Club Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA (10/23); The Basement East in Nashville, TN supporting Perpetual Groove (10/25); and the patio at Empire Control Room in Austin, TX (11/1), to name a few.
News of the band’s forthcoming release comes just under two months after Dopapod celebrated the May arrival of their own new studio album, Emit Time. Dopapod also recently gave their fans a mid-summer treat by sharing 100+ unreleased shows from their extensive live catalog to Nugs.net ahead of their appearance at The Peach Music Festival this weekend.
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 7 – 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 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 – Empire Control Room (Patio) – Austin TX
November 2 – Last Concert Cafe – Houston TX
*Co-Bill w/Bob Lanzetti
^Supporting Perpetual Groove