Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2009
Recording artists Looner announced dates today for their 2009 U.S. "I Love My Tamagotchee!" tour. The outing kicks off in Portland, OR on August 31st, with a pre-kickoff show headlining the Venice Beach Music Fest on August 8th.
In addition to fan favorites, Looner will debut new material from their upcoming EP (scheduled for Winter 2009/2010 release). The EP was produced by Ziggy Marley and includes a Ziggy-requested cover of the Bob Marley classic "Concrete Jungle."
Also available to "Tamagotchee!" tour-goers will be custom merchandise in the form of one-of-a-kind pillows handmade by Looner Girl herself, Zoë. Zoë's pillow-making prowess will also be featured in the October/November 2009 issue of ReadyMade Magazine.
Looner's 2009 Tour Itinerary (dates are subject to change):
8/08 - Venice, CA - Venice Beach Music Fest 4
8/31 - Portland, OR - Ash St. Saloon
9/01 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge & Casino
9/02 - Seattle, WA - The Mix
9/03 - Spokane, WA - The Blvd
9/05 - Boise, ID - Neurolux*
9/06 - Denver, CO - The Walnut Room
9/08 - Lincoln, NE - Sidewinder's
9/10 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
9/11 - Superior, WI - Thirsty Pagan
9/12 - Oshkosh, WI - The Reptile Palace
9/13 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge*
9/15 - St. Louis, MO - Lemmons
9/17 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
9/18 - Muncie, IN - Doc's Music Hall*
9/19 - Potsdam, NY - La Casbah (benefit show for Gardenshare.org)*
9/20 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint
9/21 - Brooklyn, NY - Trash Bar
9/23 - Burlington, VT - 242 Main*
9/24 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13
9/25 - Clifton, NJ - Clash Bar
9/29 - Decatur, GA - Kavarna*
10/01 - Harker Heights, TX - Music Vault
10/02 - Stonewall, LA - Rustic Cowboy
10/03 - Ardmore, OK - The Tivoli Theatre*
10/04 - Amarillo, TX - 10th St. Deli*
10/05 - Las Cruces, NM - Equinox*
10/06 - Tucson, AZ - The Hut
10/08 - Phoenix, AZ - The Ruby Room
*all ages or 18+
Please visit: http://www.loonertheband.com for additional tour dates.
Looner's single "I Love My Tamagotchee!" (available on iTunes) is based on the wave of obsession the world saw from the Japanese "Tamagotchi" toy. The single was released in late May, 2009 on Looner's own label, Avian Recording Company. Looner will release an EP winter 2009/2010.
For Looner, the road has always been a friend. From the profoundly spiritual experiences at The Red Rocks Amphitheater to sharing the stage with the likes of Ziggy Marley on many national coast-to-coast tours, Looner imbues their live performances with rhythmic digital loops, ingenious harmonic backdrops and lustrous vocal overlays.
Many words have been used to describe this multitasking musical-duo. Among them: "captivating," "infectious," "stimulating," "power-packed" and "refreshing." To that could easily be added "an audio-anomaly," since between but the two of them - by means of state-of-the-art live sampling and a seemingly inexhaustible abundance of raw talent - Looner has adeptly breached contemporary musical conventions to produce in terms of sheer sound-size their very own "Wall of Sound."
Utterly unconcerned with genre, in a culture so quick to hang the artist-of-the-day with some politically palatable "label," Looner has made an art of melding and meshing an array of influences into their musical offerings and take pride in their ability to defy the grips of creatively constraining categorical stamps and style assignments.
Another of Looner's unique characteristics, especially in the face of today's often-jaded culture, is their persistence in conveying a positive message. Angel and Zoë are a genuinely happy couple, an aspect clearly displayed in their multifaceted art. "We're really supportive of each other and it shows on stage," say Angel and Zoë. "We're not really trying to take over the world; we just want to make more music and get even more people to hear and enjoy it."