DJ Shadow announces tour in support of new album Action Adventure

DJ Shadow has announced a 31-date international tour for January through March of next year, in support of his just-released 8th studio album Action Adventure, released last Friday on Mass Appeal / Liquid Amber. While the pioneering DJ, producer and composer has performed a number of shows in the past few years, this is his first extensive tour since 2017. Artist pre-sale begins this Thursday, November 2, at 10 AM local time, and public on-sale launches Friday, November 3 at 10 AM local time. See below for the full itinerary and go here for tickets and more information:

Action Adventure features 14 mostly instrumental tracks that represent a continued evolution for DJ Shadow. It’s a thrilling new addition to an influential body of work defined by a restless ear, always searching to rescue some forgotten gem from the dustbin of music history or a fresh blast of sound from the cutting edge. 

Shadow has recently been profiled by Stereogum and SPIN, and interviewed by Zane Lowe on his Apple Music show. Additional album coverage includes The Fader, Billboard, NPR’s New Music Friday and more. He also recently sat down for a Q&A with Zane Lowe at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, was interviewed on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, made surprise appearances at recent shows with frequent collaborators Run The Jewels, and DJ’d at Fool’s Gold’s 15th Anniversary party at Public Records in Brooklyn. Upcoming appearances also include a hometown Halloween show at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco.

DJ Shadow has shared music videos for album singles “Ozone Scraper” and “You Played Me” – two songs that show off the synth-heavy sonic worlds that Shadow explores throughout the record. “You Played Me” was the result of serendipity, dropping the needle on a capella track of a record he’d never listened to, over a beat that recalls a lost early 80s R&B classic. He says of the track, “It’s one of my favourite songs I’ve ever made.” The music video was filmed in a still-operating cassette tape manufacturer in Missouri – National Audio Company – and Shadow has been hiding cassette tapes of the single at indie record stores worldwide.

DJ Shadow has been releasing music for over three decades. His landmark debut Endtroducing…..was released in 1996, is considered one of the finest albums of that decade, and continues to influence new generations of artists. In the past few years, he’s reached some tremendous new heights. 2016’s The Mountain Will Fall featured “Nobody Speak” with Run The Jewels. That single has long since gone gold, has nearly 100 million streams on Spotify, and continues to seep into the public consciousness as a soundtrack to countless spots in film and on TV. He returned in 2019 with Our Pathetic Age – a double LP featuring De La Soul (performing “Rocket Fuel” together on Jimmy Kimmel Live), Nas, Run the Jewels, Pusha T, Inspectah Deck and Ghostface among others.

Tour Dates:
October 31 – 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA
December 6 – Pabellón del Palacio de los Deportes – Mexico City, Mexico

Jan 18 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Jan 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Jan 20 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
Jan 22 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Jan 23 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Jan 24 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Jan 27 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Jan 30 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Jan 31 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Feb 1 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
Feb 3 – Toronto, ON – The Concert Hall
Feb 6 – Boston, MA – Royale Boston
Feb 7 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Feb 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Feb 10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Mar 6 – Berlin Germany – Festsaal Kreuzberg
Mar 7 – Prague Czech – Republic Roxy
Mar 8 – Vienna Austria – Ottakringer Brauerei
Mar 10 – Strasbourg France – La Laiterie
Mar 12 – Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
Mar 13 – Rennes France – Le MEM
Mar 15 – Paris France – Elysee Monmartre
Mar 16 – Luxembourg City – Luxembourg Atelier
Mar 17 – Amsterdam Netherlands – Melkweg OZ
Mar 19 – Brighton UK – Concorde2
Mar 20 – Leeds UK – Project House
Mar 22 – Manchester UK – New Century
Mar 23 – London UK – HERE at Outernet
Mar 24 – Bristol UK – Central Warehouse
Mar 27 – Glasgow UK – Barrowlands
Mar 28 – Dublin Ireland – The Academy

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