Chromatics Share Video for New Song “Time Rider” and Announce North American Tour Dates

Double Exposure Tour Includes Support from Desire and In Mirrors

Feb 19, 2019
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Chromatics have shared a video for a new song, "Time Rider," and announced a full North American tour. The band self-directed the video, which you can watch below. Also below are the tour dates. There is no word yet on when their long delayed new album, Dear Tommy, will be released.

The tour will see support from Italians Do It Better label-mates Desire and In Mirrors, both Canadian bands. Each show will feature accompanying films directed by Chromatics' Johnny Jewel, as mixed live by video artist Danny Perez. As a press release describes: "Bringing a cinematic experience to the concerts, the bands will be blurring the line between stage and screen."

Chromatics have partnered with PLUS1 for this tour and "$1 from every ticket sold will go towards helping local teachers and classrooms get the supplies and resources they need to deliver the education every child deserves." Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 22 at 10 a.m., apart from the Washington, D.C. show, which goes on sale this Thursday, February 21 at 10 a.m.,

Chromatics were supposed to release Dear Tommy in 2015 (it was announced in December 2014). Then frontman Johnny Jewel had a near-death experience in Hawaii on Christmas Day 2015 and afterwards he destroyed all copies of Dear Tommy in order to re-record it to better capture the sound he was going for. It was then announced that it would come out last fall, but that never happened. Last year the band shared videos for the new songs "Black Walls" (which was one of our Songs of the Week) and "Blue Girl."

Last year Jewel also released a whole separate album, Themes for Television, which was partly inspired by Twin Peaks. And the band surprise released a brand new EP, Camera, that was a vinyl-only release, there was no digital stream or download.

Chromatics Tour Dates:

04/30/2019 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
05/02/2019 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
05/04/2019 - The Observatory, North Park - San Diego, CA
05/07/2019 - Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
05/09/2019 - Granada Theater - Dallas, TX
05/11/2019 - Emo's - Austin, TX
05/12/2019 - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
05/13/2019 - Republic NOLA - New Orleans, LA
05/15/2019 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
05/17/2019 - Royale - Boston, MA
05/19/2019 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
05/21/2019 - Brooklyn Steel - Brooklyn, NY >
05/22/2019 - The 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
05/24/2019 - Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT
05/25/2019 - SAT - Montreal, QC *
05/27/2019 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON *
05/28/2019 - Majestic Theater - Detroit
05/30/2019 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
05/31/2019 - Park West - Chicago, IL
06/04/2019 - The Palace - Calgary, AB
06/06/2019 - Vogue Theater - Vancouver, BC
06/07/2019 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
06/08/2019 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
06/11/2019 - Mezzanine - San Francisco, CA

* w/ Tess Roby
> w/ DJ set by Holy Ghost!

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