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About Unknown Mortal Orchestra
What happens when the band you were in…disbands? If you're Portland, Oregon's Ruban Nielson, you plan to quit music except as a hobby. Until it becomes something more.
The something more we're referring to is an outfit that calls itself Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It started out as Nielson making psychedelic demos in his basement and branched into a brand of experimental pop that made its way to the ears of some important people at Fat Possum Records. Cue the record deal, and the subsequent release of the group's self-titled debut in the early summer of 2011.
Funny things happen when you least expect them to, like Unknown Mortal Orchestra growing so much it needed to enlist the help of a full band for a promotional tour. They later signed with Jagjaguwar for a sophomore album, "II," which received widespread critical acclaim. It won Best Alternative Album at the New Zealand Music Awards, earned a 9/10 rating from Clash Music, and high praise from Paste Magazine (which called the album "a modern, beat-heavy take on '60s psych, with plenty of hooks and fuzz to get you hooked and feeling fuzzy."
Unknown Mortal Orchestra has also gained quite a following thanks to its live shows. They embarked on a world tour in the winter of 2012, kicking off with shows in Australia and moving to New Zealand, the UK and finally into North America. They were named one of Fuse TV's "30 must-see artists at SXSW" and consistently sold out shows, finally extending their tour through the end of 2013.
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In four short years, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s accomplished a lot! Singer-songwriter Ruban Nielson, bassist Jake Portrait, and drummer Riley Geare make up the group known for the 2013 hit “So Good at Being in Trouble.” The indie rock band from Portland, OR by way of Auckland, NZ, released their second studio album early last year.…Read more
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 10/18/2014 Pomona CA Fairplex At Pomona 09/03/2014 Marina di Ravenna Hana-Bi 08/29/2014 Salisbury Dor Larmer Tree Gardens 08/29/2014 Vevey Jardin Roussy 08/23/2014 Monterey CA Monterey Fairgrounds 08/23/2014 Monterey CA Monterey County Fair & Event Center 08/23/2014 Monterey CA Monterey Fairgrounds 08/16/2014 Toluca Centro Dinamico Pegaso Toluca 08/07/2014 Salt Lake City UT Pioneer Park 08/01/2014 Happy Valley OR Pendarvis Farm 07/27/2014 Denver CO South Broadway District 06/06/2014 Los Angeles CA Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles 05/03/2014 Austin TX Carson Creek Ranch 05/02/2014 Austin TX Carson Creek Ranch 04/10/2014 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/30/2013 Porto 13 Casa da Musica 11/27/2013 Madrid LU El Sol 11/25/2013 Montpellier Herault Le Rockstore 11/23/2013 Rome RM Blackout 11/22/2013 Modena Mattaoio Club 11/21/2013 Dudingen FR Bad Bonn 11/20/2013 Zurich ZH Rote Fabrik 11/18/2013 Budapest BU A38 11/16/2013 Vienna 9 B72 11/15/2013 Prague Chapeau Rouge 11/13/2013 Brussels Bru Ancienne Belgique 11/12/2013 Utrecht UT Tivoli Oudegracht 11/11/2013 Paris Point Ephemere 11/10/2013 Poitiers Le Confort Moderne 11/08/2013 Manchester Gtm Manchester Academy 2 11/07/2013 London London Electric Ballroom 10/22/2013 Madison WI The Frequency 10/19/2013 Pittsburgh PA Altar Bar 10/18/2013 Columbus OH Ace of Cups 10/17/2013 Detroit MI Magic Stick 10/16/2013 Toronto ON Lee's Palace 10/15/2013 Montreal QC Cabaret Du Mile-End 10/14/2013 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 10/11/2013 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/09/2013 Philadelphia PA First Unitarian Church 10/08/2013 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel 10/06/2013 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 10/05/2013 Atlanta GA Terminal West 10/04/2013 Nashville TN Exit In 10/03/2013 Little Rock AR Stickyz 10/02/2013 Austin TX Mohawk 09/29/2013 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom 09/28/2013 San Diego CA The Casbah 09/27/2013 West Hollywood CA Troubadour 09/26/2013 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 09/25/2013 Sacramento CA Harlows Night Club 08/11/2013 Bergen Landmark 08/06/2013 Oslo 03 Middelalderparken 08/03/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/02/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 07/27/2013 Richmond Corner Hotel 07/25/2013 Sydney Nsw The Standard 07/23/2013 Perth WA Rosemount Hotel 07/20/2013 Wellington Bar Bodega 07/19/2013 Auckland Auk Kings Arms 06/29/2013 Hamden CT The Space Hamden 06/28/2013 New York NY South Street Seaport 06/26/2013 Akron OH Musica 06/24/2013 Des Moines IA Vaudeville Mews 06/23/2013 Minneapolis MN Cedar Cultural Center 06/22/2013 Fargo ND The Aquarium 06/21/2013 Winnipeg MB West End Cultural Centre 06/19/2013 Calgary AB Broken City 06/17/2013 Pullman WA BellTower 06/16/2013 Spokane WA The Center 06/15/2013 Vancouver BC Biltmore Cabaret 06/14/2013 Bellingham WA Wild Buffalo House of Music 05/24/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 05/24/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 05/23/2013 Rotterdam South Holland Rotown 05/22/2013 Nijmegen GE Merleyn 05/21/2013 Copenhagen Lille Vega 05/20/2013 Hamburg HH Prinzenbar 05/16/2013 London Lnd Village Underground 05/16/2013 Brighton Bnh Brighton Dome 05/14/2013 Koln NW Luxor 05/13/2013 Munich BY Strom 05/12/2013 Frankfurt am Main Hesse Zoom - Frankfurt 05/11/2013 Brussels La Botanique 05/11/2013 Brussels Brussels-capital Reg Botanique 05/08/2013 Birmingham War The Institute 05/07/2013 Bristol Bst Thekla 05/06/2013 Manchester Lan Manchester The Deaf Institute 05/04/2013 Leeds Yorkshire The Cockpit 05/02/2013 Dublin D The Academy 05/01/2013 Glasgow Rfw King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 04/06/2013 Eugene OR Wow Hall 04/05/2013 Portland OR Aladdin Theater 03/23/2013 Vancouver BC The Media Club 03/22/2013 Seattle WA The Crocodile 03/19/2013 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 03/18/2013 Denver CO Larimer Lounge 03/14/2013 Austin TX Red 7 03/13/2013 Austin TX Scoot Inn 03/13/2013 Austin TX Scoot Inn 03/12/2013 Dallas TX Club Dada 03/11/2013 Norman OK Opolis 03/09/2013 Saint Louis MO The Firebird 03/08/2013 Bloomington IN Bluebird Nightclub 03/07/2013 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall 03/06/2013 Holland MI Hope College 03/04/2013 Toronto ON Wrongbar 03/03/2013 Montreal QC Il Motore 03/02/2013 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 03/01/2013 Philadelphia PA First Unitarian Church 02/28/2013 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 02/23/2013 Atlanta GA 529 02/22/2013 New Orleans LA One Eyed Jacks 02/21/2013 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 02/20/2013 Austin TX Mohawk 02/19/2013 San Antonio TX The Korova 02/18/2013 El Paso TX The Lowbrow Palace 02/16/2013 Las Vegas NV Beauty Bar 02/15/2013 Los Angeles CA Echoplex 02/14/2013 Santa Ana CA Constellation Room 02/13/2013 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 02/08/2013 Berlin BE Prince Charles 02/07/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 02/06/2013 Antwerp Antwerp Muziekcentrum Trix 02/05/2013 London Lnd Cargo 02/03/2013 Koto-ku Tokyo Zepp Tokyo 02/02/2013 Koto-ku Tokyo Zepp Tokyo 01/10/2013 Auckland Cassette Number Nine 01/04/2013 Wellington Bar Bodega 01/03/2013 Sydney Nsw The Standard 01/02/2013 Sydney Nsw The Standard 01/01/2013 Thirroul Nsw Anita's Theatre
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 10/13/2012 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 10/05/2012 Los Angeles CA Taix Lounge 10/03/2012 Annapolis MD Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge 10/02/2012 Akron OH Annabell's Bar & Lounge 10/01/2012 Grand Rapids MI The Pyramid Scheme 09/27/2012 Detroit MI Magic Stick 09/27/2012 Urbana IL Canopy Club 09/26/2012 Toronto ON Massey Hall 09/24/2012 New York NY Radio City Music Hall 09/22/2012 Boston MA Orpheum Theatre 09/21/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club 09/20/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club 09/17/2012 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 09/07/2012 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 07/27/2012 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 07/26/2012 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 07/25/2012 Washington DC U Street Music Hall 07/24/2012 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 07/20/2012 Detroit MI Magic Stick 07/13/2012 Chicago IL Union Park 06/12/2012 Cambridge MA TT The Bears 06/08/2012 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery 06/07/2012 New York NY Mercury Lounge 05/25/2012 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/24/2012 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 03/09/2012 Dallas TX Granada Theater 03/02/2012 Avon CO Nottingham Park
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 11/06/2011 San Diego CA The Casbah 10/27/2011 Chicago IL Empty Bottle