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Tortoise Australian Tour October, 2012

Written by Marc Zanotti on June 27, 2012

Having recently been announced as part of brand new Perth music festival This is Nowhere, Chicago instrumental five-piece Tortoise will be heading to Australia a little early to play a handful of dates around Australia.

Formed way back in 1990, Tortoise have released 6 studio albums to date and their 2001 record Standards garnered much praise and a 9.2 rating from Pitchfork.

“Tortoise, perhaps the most vital architects of the post-rock genre, would be responsible for its greatest advancement since its inception.” – Matt LeMay from Pitchfork.

“They didn’t singlehandedly broaden the genre’s horizons, but their stature could make it appear that way – after Standards, for a minute, it seemed as if other bands were going to have to rush to catch up.” – Pitchfork.

If you’re unfamiliar with the band, but like the sound of dance, jazz, post-rock, dub and techno all blended together in a minimalist fashion without singing, then check out the clip below to get an idea of what Tortoise are all about.

Tortoise Australian Tour Dates:

Thursday October 11 – Hi Fi Bar, Sydney

Friday October 12 – The Zoo, Brisbane

Saturday October 13 – The Corner, Melbourne with very special guests Grails (USA)

Sunday October 14 – This Is Nowhere, UWA, Perth – This Is Nowhere

Tickets on Sale Today! Wednesday June 27

Sydney: Moshtix $45+bf

Brisbane: The Zoo,, Heathen Skulls and Oztix $45+bf

Melbourne w/Grails (USA): The Corner,, Heathen Skulls and Oztix $49+bf

Perth: This Is Nowhere,, Heatseeker and Oztix $45+bf

Watch: Tortoise – Live at Werchter [full set]

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