Fresh off the news that they’ll be headlining the 2019 edition of Coachella, Tame Impala have now announced they will embark on a string of North American tour dates this summer. The Australian psychedelic rock ensemble will be making stops in six American cities, excluding their two weekends in Indio, CA. Old and new fans of the band will be able to see them over the course of May in Nashville, TN, Asheville, NC, St. Augustine, FL, and Miami Beach, FL, during what will actually be their first live appearance in Miami. On top of Coachella, they’ll also be playing two other American festivals: Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival and Boston Calling Festival. Excuse us while we frantically purchase our tickets.
After the release of their 2015 album Currents, Tame Impala’s activity has been anything but tame. The band toured the album extensively in 2016 and most recently, headlined Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival and the Pitchfork Music Festival in 2018. They’ve released collaborations with rapper Theophilus London and ZHU in 2018 in addition to working with Grammy award-winner and Oscar-nominee Lady Gaga (see “Perfect Illusion”).
But with all this news about touring, we can’t help but wonder when we’ll finally get to listen to new Tame Impala tunes. Between their previous headlining gigs and side-projects, the band hasn’t spoken specifically about a follow-up for Currents would sound like, other than Parker hinting a release during 2019 during an interview with Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson back in July.
Here’s hoping that this marks the prelude to a new era for the band—one that hopefully blesses us with new music sooner rather than later.