Devendra Banhart Announces Northeast Tour

October 19, 2009  |  2:30pm

Devendra Banhart has answered the hypothetical put forth by the title of his latest record What We Will Be. The answer, at least for now, is “on tour.” The genre-mashing folkster will take his show on the road for a short trek through the Northeast U.S. and Canada.

Banhart told Paste recently about his latest projects, including a proposed album with the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA, but really, he was most excited about how well his band has come together. The crew, made of guitarists Noah Georgeson and Rodrigo Amarante (both of Little Joy), drummer Greg Rogove (of Priestbird) and bassist Luckey Remington (of The Pleased), all contributed parts to the new album, out Oct. 27, making for one of Banhart’s most cohesive record.

“Musically we can have a really bad conversation or a good one or tell a stupid joke with our instruments,” he said. “That’s a rarity and it’s a weird thing—worth holding on to.”

You can see Banhart tell a show’s worth of musical stupid jokes this November. Here’s where it’ll all go down:

November
16 – Chicago, Ill. @ Vic Theatre
17 – Ann Arbor, Mich. @ The Ark
19 – Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground
20 – Boston, Mass. @ Berklee
22 – New York, N.Y. @ Town Hall
24 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
25 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
27 – Toronto, Ont. @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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