The Internet announces fall tour dates in promotion of ‘Hive Mind’
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The musical collective known as The Internet has revealed the first batch of highly anticipated North American concert dates in promotion of their recently released studio album, Hive Mind. Announced on Wednesday morning, the band’s upcoming run of shows will start in early October with five arena gigs opening up for Gorillaz on their fall tour, in addition to their appearance at Atlanta’s Afropunk Festival. Their own run of headlining dates will start a few nights later at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on Oct. 17 and continues throughout the fall and into early winter before coming to an end on Dec. 12 in Detroit.

The tour will take the group throughout most major U.S. and Canadian cities, with notable scheduled stops at venues like Seattle’s Showbox SoDo (Oct. 26) and Richmond’s The National (Dec. 1) just to name a few. The upcoming run will give the talented group a chance to really work out some of the new songs featured on Hive Mind in front of their fans in a live setting. The upcoming run will also be the group’s first shows in the U.S. since March of last year.

The members of The Internet continue to push their smoothly fun and experimental pop styles that have come to define their place within today’s mainstream scene. Their mix of hip-hop, soul, R&B, psych-funk and rock has provided them with a solid foundation to freely experiment with different types of creative notation for which very few artists today are given. That was once again evident on the 13-track Hive Mind, which arrived just a few weeks ago back on June 20. Pitchfork’s review of the album said that their fourth studio album “is a peak example of their combined powers. It simplifies their sound with soft-focus blues, plush arrangements, and deep-in-the-ground grooves.”

Fans can see the full schedule of upcoming concert dates from the band below. Tickets for select shows on their tour will be going on sale starting this Friday (Aug. 10) at 10 a.m. local time and can be purchased by clicking here.

North American Tour Dates:
Oct. 8 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena*
Oct. 9 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre*
Oct. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center*
Oct. 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center*
Oct. 14 - Atlanta, GA - Afropunk Festival
Oct. 16 - Chicago, IL - United Center*
Oct. 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
Oct. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Demon Dayz Festival
Oct. 21 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Oct. 24 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 25 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 26 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo (Tickets)
Oct. 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Oct. 31 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theater
Nov. 3 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
Nov. 11 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
Nov. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Nov. 15 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
Nov. 16 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre
Nov. 18 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Nov. 19 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Nov. 20 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Nov. 26 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Nov. 27 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
Dec. 1 - Richmond, VA - The National (Tickets)
Dec. 5 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
Dec. 12 - Detroit, MI - Saint Andrews Hall

*w/Gorillaz