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Tame Impala's Kevin Parker | Image: Mairo Cinquetti/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty

Watch Tame Impala Play ‘Lonerism’ Deep Cuts During Desert Daze 2022 Set

Tame Impala were one of the headliners for California’s Desert Daze festival, where the band played their critically acclaimed second album Lonerism in full to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary. As such, a slew of Lonerism cuts the band have never or rarely played made their way into the set.

‘Be Above It’ and ‘Music to Walk Home By’ were both played for the first time as a band since 2015 and 2016 respectively, and it was the first time the Kevin Parker-led group had ever played ‘She Just Won’t Believe Me’. Tame Impala concluded the set with album closer ‘Sun’s Coming Up’, which hadn’t been played since 2010.

Watch Tame Impala Perform Lonerism Cuts at Desert Daze

Lonerism was released in October 2012 and spawned the singles ‘Apocalypse Dreams’, ‘Elephant’ (which has had something of a second life thanks to The Wiggles), ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ and ‘Mind Mischief’. It earned Parker his first ARIA Awards, nabbing Album of the Year and Best Rock Album at the 2013 ceremony, and also his first Grammys nomination, for Best Alternative Music Album.

Earlier this year, a deluxe edition of Tame Impala’s latest album The Slow Rush was released, including remixes from Blood Orange and Four Tet and the B-sides ‘The Boat I Row’ and ‘No Choice’. Parker also collaborated with Diana Ross on ‘Turn Up the Sunshine’ for the Minions: The Rise of Gru soundtrack, featured on a new Gorillaz song titled ‘New Gold’ and remixed Confidence Man‘s ‘Holiday’.

Kevin Parker of Tame Impala
Kevin Parker | Image: Matsu

Tame Impala’s long-awaited homecoming tour in support of The Slow Rush will kick off this month, with arena shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. See dates and details below and find tickets here.

Tame Impala The Slow Rush Tour 2022

  • Tuesday, 18th October – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane SOLD OUT
  • Thursday, 20th October – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, 22nd October – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne SOLD OUT
  • Sunday, 23rd October – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
  • Wednesday, 26th October – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
  • Saturday, 29th October – RAC Arena, Perth

Further Reading

Review: Tame Impala – ‘The Slow Rush’

Love Letter to a Record: Big Wild on Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Joins The Wiggles On Stage For ‘Elephant’ & ‘Hot Potato’

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