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Tortoise Australian Tour October, 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, lifeisnoise.com, Heathen Skulls and Oztix $45+bf
Melbourne w/Grails (USA): The Corner, lifeisnoise.com, Heathen Skulls and Oztix $49+bf
Perth: This Is Nowhere, lifeisnoise.com, Heatseeker and Oztix $45+bf

Watch: Tortoise – Live at Werchter [full set]

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