It seems like with the rise of EDM DJs, that electronic jam bands have been pushed to the side and made a thing of the past in the electro world.
Except for Lotus, who is keeping the memory of electro jam bands alive.
Formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1999, Lotus (who described themselves as a “jamtronica” band), was one of the creators who strived to push electro music out of the shadows and into the light. Their first album, 2002’s Vibes, was a self-released affair that got the band’s name out there, and over the years, Lotus has been trending in the right direction commercially and creatively.
Recently, the band released their 14th LP, Frames Per Second, which sounds just as vibrant and fresh as Vibes did 16-years ago. What makes Lotus’ vitality even more noteworthy is the fact that the band has stayed in the limelight despite the rise of EDM DJs who have taken over the genre.
Nevertheless, Lotus is a band that doesn’t have any plans of retiring anytime soon, and they’ll be on the road this month to promote Frames Per Second. The tour begins in Mexico on Dec. 12 and will wrap up next April in Morrison, Colorado. Here’s the complete tour itinerary and ticket information, and keep in mind that all dates and venues are subject to change.
Dec. 12 - 16 -- Puerto Morelos, Mexico -- Holidaze
Dec. 28 -- Detroit, MI -- The Majestic Theatre (Tickets)
Dec. 29 -- Grand Rapids, MI -- The Intersection
Dec. 30 -- Chicago, IL -- Park West
Dec. 31 -- Chicago, IL -- Park West
Jan. 25 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Union Transfer (Tickets)
Jan. 26 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Union Transfer (Tickets)
Feb. 8 -- Buffalo, NY -- Town Ballroom
Feb. 9 -- Buffalo, NY -- Town Ballroom
Feb. 15 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Mr. Smalls Theatre
Feb. 16 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Mr. Smalls Theatre
April 4 -6 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Brooklyn Bowl
April 20 -- Washington, DC -- 9:30 Club
April 26 -- Denver, CO -- Summit
April 27 -- Morrison, CO -- Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Tickets)