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08/3/11

Amon Tobin ISAM Live US Tour Sells out NY, LA, Adds (Even) More Dates, Announces Support

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The news just keeps coming in for the Amon Tobin ISAM Live tour! If you haven't gotten your tickets now, they're moving quite quickly, with Los Angeles and BOTH NY dates already sold out. (For the stats nerds: first NY show sold out in 14 days, second show sold out in 16 days, all 11 weeks prior to show dates!) A second San Francisco date as well has been added to accommodate the less than 100 tickets available for night one, and a new LA-area date has been added to the already ambitious tour run. In addition to the new stops, support acts have been announced, with Ninja Tune bass diva Emika opening most dates in support of her upcoming self-titled debut release as well as the SF-based Eskmo in select spots.

The Dates

Wed. 09-28-11, Vancouver BC, Vogue Theatre
Thu. 09-29-11, Seattle WA, Paramount Theatre (Decibel Festival) w/Baths, TOKiMONSTA
Sat. 10-01-11, San Francisco CA, The Warfield *LESS THAN 100 TICKETS LEFT!* w/Eskmo
Sun. 10-02-11, San Francisco CA, The Warfield *NEW* w/Eskmo
Sat. 10-15-11, Pomona CA, Fox Theater *NEW* w/Eskmo, Emika
Sun. 10-16-11, Los Angeles CA, Music Box At The Henry Fonda Theater *SOLD OUT* w/Eskmo, Emika
Tue. 10-18-11, Boulder CO, Boulder Theatre w/Emika
Wed. 10-19-11, Denver CO, Ogden Theatre w/Emika
Fri. 10-21-11, Chicago IL, Congress Theater w/Emika
Sun. 10-23-11, Toronto ON, Opera House w/Emika
Mon. 10-24-11, Montreal PQ, Metropolis w/Emika
Tue. 10-25-11, Brooklyn NY, Brooklyn Masonic Temple *SOLD OUT* w/Emika
Wed. 10-26-11, Brooklyn NY, Brooklyn Masonic Temple *SOLD OUT* w/Emika
Fri. 10-29-11, Asheville NC, Moog Fest

Emika - "Pretend" Live:

Eskmo - "We Got More":

ABOUT ISAM LIVE:

For the first time in Amon Tobin's career, he's now able to perform a show based around the concept of an album and deliver a truly unique visual experience to go along with his renowned audio experiences. Tobin has officially stepped away from previous DJ centric performances, and is now bringing a large scale live audio/visual experience of his latest album ISAM to select cities around the world.

A truly visual onslaught - abstract narrative, subtle and bombastic - using projection mapping, generative/audio reactive real time and pre-rendered elements combined with custom software to control the show. The visual elements have been synched to ISAM to make a large scale next level HD experience.

The show features a stunning 25' x 14' x 8' multi-dimensional/ shape shifting 3-D art installation surrounding Tobin and enveloping him and the audience in a beyond 3-D experience. Amon conceptualized the show as a projection mapped "visual score" to the music from ISAM. He performs the music as a navigator of a large craft through a surreal visual narrative. The spectacular mapped content follows the framework of the narrative carefully storyboarded between Amon and Vello Virkhaus then realized through internationally published, award winning V Squared Labs in collaboration with Leviathan. A collaborative feat between the minds madmen, scientists and visionaries.

Leading the animation and interactive team for the ISAM Live project inlclude directors Vello Virkhaus & Matt Daly. V Squared team has an impressive visual experience design resume including 50cent, Erick Morillo, Paul Oakenfold, Marquee Las Vegas, Korn and Red Hot Chili Peppers amongst others. Creative Director Alex Lazarus (blasthaus) who has been on the production crew at Coachella Festival for eleven years, and has worked with everyone from Flying Lotus, Boys Noize, and Massive Attack, to Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. Designing the set is Heather Shaw from Vitamotus Design Studio, who has designed award winning stages and environments for festivals and exhibits around the world. Building the set is Stefano Novelli.

MUTEK Recap:

"Amon Tobin’s massively ambitious live setup seems to have to be seen to be believed." -The Daily Swarm

“The concert of the future, today” -Gizmodo

"ISAM's live show looks like a mindf*&k of the highest order." -Wired

"Impressive show from Amon Tobin tonight... 3D mapping overload!!! Congrats!" Richie Hawtin (@rhawtin)

"... and now for something inspirring. Holy shit Amon... holy shit. youtube.com/watch?v=WWai4UZ0OqI... http://fb.me/ZaaHNqgF"Deadmau5 (@deadmau5)

"WOW look at Amon Tobin's live show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWai4UZ0OqI" Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris)