Following the recent Saturday Night Live performance and release of new single ‘Patience’; Tame Impala (Kevin Parker) will headline UK Dates at The O2, London and Blackpool Empress Ballroom in June with tickets going onsale Friday 12th April at 9am.
June 08 – The O2, London, UK
June 24 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool, UK
Tame Impala’s new single ‘Patience’ is the first new music since his GRAMMY–nominated, BRIT–winning, Gold-certified 2015 release, Currents. The new track is out today on Fiction Records in the UK/Europe and Interscope Records everywhere else. “Patience” is a mid-tempo shimmer of 70's disco and 90's house, stoned on the house-made Tame Impala lysergic liquor. A jubilant, confident cut of elegant piano jabs and Parker's inimitable vocal style. The track is a lyrical meditation on life's cycles and phases that ascends to an overwhelmingly blissed out zenith, as our protagonist makes peace with the transience of time. Its a potent hint at the infinite possibilities for future Tame Impala.
Parker will headline this year's Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival. In addition to Coachella, Tame Impala will also Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, Corona Capital, Boston Calling, Barcelona's Primavera Festival and Lollapalooza. Also recently announced are headline appearances at Glastonbury, Pukkelpop and Lowlands with more with festival and headline dates planned throughout 2019.
Tame Impala is Kevin Parker. His last album Currents was released in 2015 earning him a second GRAMMY nomination, a BRIT award, RIAA Gold-certification and word–wide critical acclaim. The New York Times labeled it a “a tour de force” while Pitchfork said “every song on ‘Currents’ is a revelatory statement of Parker's range and increasing expertise as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and vocalist.” In a 5 star review the Guardian said “Australian musical polymath Kevin Parker's luscious new album takes psychedelic music into unknown territory” while Q magazine called it “Parker's finest achievement yet”.
Hailing from Perth, Australia, Tame Impala have gone from playing small clubs to headlining festivals and theatres around the world and released three full length albums - Innerspeaker, Lonerism and Currents. As a writer and producer Parker has collaborated with Travis Scott, SZA, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Kali Uchis, Theophilus London, Miguel, A$AP Rocky and more.