BIRMINGHAM, BURLINGTON, AND AUSTRALIA

January 12th, 2011

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Fall TourWe are deep in the developing phases for another year of adventures in the evolution of Bassnectar and the crazy unfolding community of bass culture. Thanks again to each and every one of you who has continued to contribute to this ever growing experiment! We have some New Years photos HERE and a brand new NYE video over HERE.

Below we’ve got some SUPPORT announcements for Winter Tour, Bass Center 2/Ambassador Crew AUDITIONS, and MORE DATES.

We’re excited to roll out our first announcement of support acts for our Winter Run:

Petaluma, Eureka, Eugene, Portland, Seattle
These shows will feature the skills of FILASTINE, a global nomad who specializes in combining traditional world music styles with what basically amounts to sonic anarchy. The result is a very percussive, very explosive journey of creativity. Additionally, we are bringing SuperDre on the wild road: constantly dazzling us with her deft hybrid of techno, electro, hip hop, and general bass-ness.

Santa Cruz
The creator of the word and concept “Bassnectar” and one of my personal guides and DJ gurus, he goes by the moniker BROTHER and his sets are very intentional sonic journeys. Buckle UP! Also on board, a staple of the Santa Cruz community since I moved there at the tender age of 19, the Raindance head honcho and all around vinyl junkie: LITTLE JOHN.

Lake Tahoe Winter Double Whammy
We decided to blow out Lake Tahoe with back to back nights: Friday Night features EL CIRCO DJs SHAWNA & LAURA (both purveyors of eclectic dance music with beat spectrums that span electro glitch hip hop world fusion house and everything in between), and Saturday Night features NEXUS DJs MR PROJECTILE & STRYDAH (both long term Bassnectar collaborators skilled in the science of deeply penetrating emotional sound).

Oxford, Memphis, Fayetteville, Kansas City, Birmingham
Moving on from Bass Center, we decided to fulfill one of my life dreams which is to be back on tour with the original “D.S.H.” known as ANA SIA. Currently on a real-time mission of exploration and experimentation, you will get to experience the new styles she is inventing as she blends futuristic styles with extremely detailed tribal rhythms.

Albany and Burlington
We will be joined by longterm friends and spacemen EOTO: improv pioneers who constantly keep the whippersnappers in check with their RELENTLESS touring, punk rock DIY mentality, and ability to drum doper and crush harder than anyone out there with totally live on-the-spot creations.

SPRING SUPPORT:
Throughout the midwest we will once again be joined by the eclectic and artful sounds of ESKMO, and moving into New England we will have ELIOT LIPP in tow.

BASS CENTER 2 – 2/19 Asheville, NC

Of course you know that these are our home-made special events, and this is the second one. In addition to an extra large venue, and extra large crowd, and a bunch of heavy duty extras (lights, sound, fancy fancy line-ups, etc) these gatherings are designed to be exactly how I *WISH* every show was: back in the old school days, I used to venture around a venue and spend a large amount of my time just meeting new people, and socializing, and making it a personal mission to help brighten people’s day in creative ways. We want to invite everyone in attendance to do a bit of this, and we are searching for a few people who feel ready to basically come and devote their full time to doing this @ Bass Center 2. This means we are looking for ambassadors who want to help make the event their own, and spend a lot of creative time carefully improving the experience for everyone else:

The AMBASSADOR AUDITIONS launch on Facebook NOW! If you want to get behind the scenes and work a crew at Bass Center 2, post up your audition to the Bassnectar Facebook Wall. It can be photo, video, or text, all telling us why you would be the best responsible, SOBER, outgoing, motivated, spontaneous, and energetic person to make the Bass Center BOOM. Also, get your friends to post testimonials. The more, the merrier! Hit it! Auditions end Tuesday, Jan 25th at high noon, EST.

SIDENOTE: Bass Center tickets are moving QUICKLY. You can grab yours now by clicking HERE.

AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, BIRMINGHAM, COLORADO, BURLINGTON, WAKARUSA, AND SUMMER CAMP: WE ARE ABOUT TO BRAINWASH YOUR FACES……

CLICK HERE FOR ALL TOUR DATES

Birmingham, AL WED 2/23/11
Our plans for bringing the bass back to Tuscaloosa were foiled when the venue we were planning on unexpectedly shut down. Thankfully we have secured an amazing spot close by, in the bass-heavy lands of Birmingham. We are taking it up a notch since the venue is larger, so if you are in the dirty south, git reddy for a road trip!!! ADVANCE ONSALE- 1/12/11 at 9:00am EST

Burlington, VT WED 4/20/11
4/20 at Memorial Auditorium. This is the only place we could find that will fit the madness we will be bringing. This is an early show, and we have an extra large dose of music for you by ramming full Bassnectar & EOTO sets into the building. Also we have a limited number of $22.00 early bird fan tickets available while they last… ADVANCE ONSALE- 1/12/11 at 9:00am EST

SAT 03/05/11 VAIL, CO
SNOW BALL FESTIVAL

WED 03/16/11 PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
SHAPE BAR

THU 03/17/11 BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND
BAR SOMA

FRI 03/18/11 SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES
CHINESE LAUNDRY *late night set

SAT 03/19/11 BASIN RESERVE, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
SUMMERSET FESTIVAL

WED 03/23/11 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
FU BAR

THU 03/24/11 CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
THE BEDFORD

FRI 03/25/11 CANBERRA, ACT AUSTRALIA
THE CLUB HOUSE

SAT 03/26/11 MELBOURNE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
NEVERLAND

SUN 05/29/11 CHILLICOTHE, IL
SUMMER CAMP FESTIVAL

FRI 06/03/11 OZARK, AR
WAKARUSA

Best Wishes for 2011!!!!!

L

  • lara

    i've traveled all up and down the east coast and to colorado and illinois.. you were in my town Charlottesville on my birthday.. and now while i'm studying abroad in Brisbane there will be a show??!! what ridiculous luck can't wait to rage face to some bass down under style. THANK YOU!

  • no starscape?!?!?! =[

  • bass..

    where or where is that aspen belly up show LORIN!!!!!!

  • O1ogy

    thanksabunch for coming to boutwell in birmingham! got my tix today and i cannot wait. i wish good things on your tour. have safe travels

  • Glenn

    Bassnectar is the hottest shit blowing up right now you either jump on board or u fuckin miss the best shit coming through town!!!!!!

  • astrandintheweb

    Dear Lorin,
    Please play some older stuff at Bass Center… Mesmerizing the Ultra is my all time favorite CD release you've had, so anything from that would seriously make a lot of people reaaaaaaally happy. That album has inspired me, especially here recently, to do what I want with my life… and I'm getting out of the country soon as a result to live my dreams. Thanks for producing mind-changing music. Bring some more messages people should hear… Bass Center is going to be huge, so you should make it amazing, as I know you will.

    Namaste.

    • HarbingerofBass

      I am not sure if more is to come, but Lorin said a while back he was going to try to go back and but a newschool spin on some of those tracks lost in the bin, and at least in ATL for NYEE and NYE he did just that, dropping some golden oldies all jazzed up along with all kinds of new goodies too. I could go for some Mesmerizing but, that being said, as his repertoire continues to grow its so hard to say what should make a set and what shouldn't.

  • xander

    lorin, can we get a night of bassnectar in colorado, just u throwing down till they unplug u like how the aggie shows used to go. the fest are cool but always pricey and we only get you for an hour

    • HarbingerofBass

      I'm quoting Lorin here:
      “ABSOLUTELY YES

      Big Big Big plans for colorado…..if i was a fortune teller id predict June…
      :)”

      • usernamehasbeendeleted

        I cant wait already. haha.

  • Dakota Skye

    I don't know how much longer I can contain myself! I am so amped for another fix of YOU and MOE. again this year it's unreal! Lorin, you must know you're music is like a deadly combination of an extremely contagious disease and an extremely addictive drug! Your music is spreading like wildfire worldwide! And ever since I saw one of your shows a little over 3 years ago, I crave your concerts! Like a junkie wants junk! Thank you for making such amazing organic music, and taking the time to try and please your fans as much as you do. You're one of a kind, and my favorite music artist.

    Thank you.
    *Dakota Skye*

    P.S. I don't know if you believe in Extraterrestrials… but I'm pretty sure they've been to your concerts before.

    • lesliebooher

      aliensssssss

      • Dakota Skye

        Hell ya aliens!!! I know they're gettin down to BASSNECTAR!

    • Were all aliens at Bassnectar shows!!!! He transports us all to other worlds with THAT WOMP!!!
      πŸ™‚

      • Dakota Skye

        haha! for sure! Aliens indeed! Lorin just needs to surprise everyone and become President. We need to get rid of all these puppets and put someone badass in charge. Lorin, if you read this… run for president… shut down the Federal Reserve, KILL THE BANKS… and.. pretty much just save the world. you totally can.

  • Matt Edwards

    Come back to Nocturnal Festival Texas – April 29-30th. Texas has much love and its been too long!

    • lesliebooher

      texasssssss

  • Syndrone

    Lorin! Much love as always. I know you are one for good causes, and I just launched a project I have been working on for about 7 months now. Essentially it is a new search interface where half of the proceeds are donated directly to charity (currently The Breast Cancer Research Foundation). The blocks on the home page you will see are all up for grabs for advertising purposes.

    More information is available on the actual site, but I was wondering if you would have any interest in promoting our cause! Anything helps!

    http://www.donorsaur.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/

    Thanks brother, whens the next release? I'm itching for another mix set like BBC… Absolutely blew me away.

  • Inka

    Hey man, are you fucking kidding me??I am coming from the Czech Republic to the USA in March and you're going to play in Australia!!! I was looking forward your show very much…It really sucks.shit.I saw you in the NYC at the Electric Zoo and than in Vienna and both shows were fucking mindblowing!!!

  • Xalcatrazz22x

    hey man
    i just want to say thanks for doin what you do
    Since you arnt gonna make it to Chicago
    were all gonna meet you at Summercamp
    the Chicago crew Rangers 09
    See ya there

  • Xalctrazz22x

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
    Can you feel this Energy!!

    • lesliebooher

      πŸ˜€
      ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh yessssssssssssss
      beautiful

    • YESSSSS!!! I was there, one of the best energies I've ever felt was right there in that ROOM!!!! Probably the craziest Bassnectar trip I've embarked on. Drove all the way up too Chicago from MIAMI!!!! that's 20hrs…. and ohhhh yeah did that by myself πŸ™‚ Got front ROW right in the middle πŸ˜€ (With balcony tickets haha) It was truly a great experience THANK YOU Lorin I'll never forget that show NEVER!!!!!!!!

  • New questions! :

    1. Hows the break going? We are drooling with anticipation.

    2. We are curious to know if (and if “yes” then WHERE) we might be able to find the full-length album, The Other Side, from the '08 tour…. any hints?

    3. Word on the street is next Bass Center will be West Coast. Thoughts?

    4. We heard your song “Impossible and Overwhelming” on a Buick Commercial. We're slightly confused.

    Peace, Love, Empathy,

    Choots Magoots
    Otherwise known as Jess

    • 1. Hi!!
      2. great questions
      3. i am still waiting for the website elves to develop the Q&A section of this site, cuz currently i wirte answers wherever questions are poseted, and often they are posted in obscure places (like your question about my song that was licensed for a commercial is in birmingham/burlington post…no makie sensie) SO HANG TITE….as soon as that is arranged, PLEASE send me these quesrtions (AND MORE) and i will write you thoughtful answers on everything
      πŸ™‚

      L

  • Notlikely81

    I was so sad that I was gonna miss Tahoe in Feb. Buuuut I just found out that my sadness can go away cuz of the Santa Cruz visit! I am sooo excited, the last time I got my nectar crave filled was at Outside Lands which was amazing. Even if we did lose power for a min!! Till we meet again in Santa Cruz, best wishes!! I need more shows in San Francisco though, haha!! πŸ™‚

  • Kaley

    Birmingham was the fucking bomb! I hope you release “I can be a freak” really soon!!

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