Arca is heading out on the road to perform a string of live shows this spring. The Venezuelan native DJ/EDM artist announced the tour in conjunction with releasing a new 62-minute single “@@@@@” and music video on Feb. 19. Total Freedom will provide support on the upcoming North American trek.
The list of spring 2020 North American tour dates kicks off on April 25 in Brooklyn, New York. The tour will wind across major U.S. cities including Boston (Tickets), Seattle (Tickets), and San Francisco (Tickets).
Presales for select shows are underway and tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 21.
Arca’s new track is a highly anticipated follow up to her 2017 eponymous studio album. She has not yet confirmed a release date for her next album. Born Alejandra Ghersi, Arca has worked with numerous artists as a producer including Bjork, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, and FKA Twigs.
Fans have patiently waited for new music since the EDM sensation garnered heavy critical acclaim for her self-titled third album. Arca made several year-end ranking lists for 2017, including claiming the No. 1 spot on Crack Magazine’s Top 100 Albums of 2017, Dazed’s The 20 Best Albums of 2017, and Pitchfork’s The 20 Best Experimental Albums of 2017.
The massive new track offers a mix of spacy, chaotic, dreamlike sounds. It sends off a dark, pulsating house music vibe. The video features desolate images, including a naked body with some sort of power apparatus strapped to it while laying on top of a wrecked car.
In discussing “@@@@@,” Arca described the single as “a transmission broadcasted into this world from a speculative fictional universe in which the fundamentally analogue format of FM pirate radio remains one of few means to escape authoritarian surveillance powered by a hostage sentience gestated by a post-singularity AI.
The host of the show, known as DIVA EXPERIMENTAL lives across multiple bodies in space in virtue of her persecution- in order to kill her, one would first have to find all of her bodies. The bodies that host her carry fetishes for paralinguistics, breaking the fourth wall and nurturing a mutant faith in love in the face of fear.”
Arca will likely treat her audience to a mix of new music and classic, fan-favorite tracks on the upcoming North American tour. She’s performing at the Rewire Festival in The Netherlands on April 4 before launching her tour of the U.S. and Canada.
Arca 2020 North American Tour Dates
April 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
April 27 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
April 28 - Boston, MA – Royale (Tickets)
May 1 - Toronto, ON, CA - The Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 2 - Philadelphia, PA - The Ave
May 7 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
May 8 - Chicago, IL - Metro
May 10 - Vancouver, BC, CA - Vogue Theatre
May 12 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune Theatre (Tickets)
May 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom (Tickets)
May 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco
Dates, venues, and prices are subject to change. Please check individual event pages for more details.