Washed Out (real name: Ernest Greene) will go on tour to support his forthcoming album, Mister Mellow, later this summer.
Mister Mellow will be a multimedia album, with each track accompanied by different stop-motion, collage, claymation and hand-drawn animated visuals.
For the tour, Washed Out has collaborated with Microsoft to create a live show that blends his music and visuals for a “more unique” and “psychedelic” experience. The creative team behind the show used the Microsoft Kinect and graphic effects to translate the album into an immersive live performance. Microsoft has collaborated with a handful of other artists interested in using technology to enhance the fan experience of their music, including Childish Gambino’s virtual reality edition of Awaken, My Love!
Mister Mellow releases June 30. Check out Washed Out’s tour dates and 2012 Daytrotter Session below, and a video teaser of his Microsoft Music x Technology collaboration further down.
Washed Out Tour Dates:
08 – Norfolk, Va. @ The NorVa
09 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
10 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground
11 – Charleston, S.C. @ Music Farm
13 – Orlando, Fla. @ Plaza Live
14 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Mavericks Live
15 – Tampa, Fla. @ Orpheum
17 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse
11 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
12 – Dallas, Texas @ Gorilla vs Bear Festival at Bomb Factory
14 – Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre
15 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Wiltern
16 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
18 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
19 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox
21 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot
22 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theater
24 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
25 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
26 – Toronto, Ont. @ Danforth Music Hall
28 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
29 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
30 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
31 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club