Moon Hooch Announce U.S. Tour This Fall – New Album ‘Red Sky’ Out Now

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As announced yesterday by Consequence of Sound, Moon Hooch will tour the U.S. this fall. It will be their first extensive run of shows in the States since their new studio album, ‘Red Sky’ was released in June. The explosive, Brooklyn-based horn-and-percussion trio featuring Mike Wilbur (horns), Wenzl McGowen (horns) and James Muschler(drums) will begin the 35-show, cross-country tour in the Northeast before heading to the Midwest, including stops in Chicago, Minneapolis and Cleveland. The tour then hits the Rocky Mountain states before concluding with a thirteen night stretch up the West Coast. Tickets for the tour go on sale tomorrow, Friday, July 22.

With the exception of a handful of U.S. festivals, Moon Hooch have spent the majority of this summer touring Canada and Europe, which led to an invitation to appear on BBC Two’s Later…With Jools Holland. Watch the short film about that experience here and the performance here.

Mixing elements of indie rock, virtuosic jazz and pulse-pounding electronic dance music with a DIY spirit,  Moon Hooch’s latest album ‘Red Sky’ captures the spontaneous, entrancing energy of their live shows, while at the same time demonstrating the marked evolution from their early days busking in the New York City subway system with just two saxophones and a drum kit. The collection was recorded at The Bunker studio in Brooklyn. In a previous song premiereDiffuser described the album as “…a return to their more organic sound, but with no less ambition.” The collection opens with the tribal urgency of the title track and proceeds, over the next 45 minutes, to utterly demolish any and every possible barrier that could stand between the music and the dance floor. Never content to stay in one sonic place too long, “Psychotubes” finds the trio at their heaviest, channeling apocalyptic fire. The staccato intro of “That’s What They Say” gives way to a gritty, late-night come-on of a saxophone line that’s far more suggestive than any whispered words ever could be. Wilbur’s expanding role as a vocalist is once again felt on the haunting “Sunken Ship,which points to an evolving depth and maturity in Moon Hooch’s sound, while “Shot” finds Wilbur delivering a stream of consciousness vocal line over an airtight groove. NPR Music wrote: “We also hear this mostly instrumental band tackle a handful of songs with Wilbur singing; in the past, those tracks felt like a nice break from all the relentless energy, but on ‘Red Sky’ his vocals feel integral and expansive.”
Moon Hooch
Just Announced U.S. Fall Tour Dates

October 4Bridgeport, CT – The Acoustic
October 5North Adams, MA – Elks Lodge
October 6Allston, MA – Great Scott
October 7Albany, NY – The Hollow
October 8Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
October 9 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
October 11Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
October 12Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
October 13Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
October 14Chicago, IL – Martyrs’
October 15Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre
October 16Minneapolis, MN – The Triple Rock
October 19Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
October 20St. Louis, MO – The Old Rock House
October 21Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club Red Room
October 22Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
October 23Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
October 25Omaha, NE – Slowdown
October 26Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
October 28Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
October 29Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
October 31Jackson Hole, WY – Pink Garter Theatre
November  3Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
November  4Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
November  5Portland, OR – Dante’s
November  6Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
November  7Bend, OR – The Capitol
November  9Arcata, CA – Humbrew’s
November  11San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
November  12Chico, CA – Lost on Main
November  13Reno, NV – The Saint
November  14Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Nightclub (Atrium)
November  16Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
November  18Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
November  19San Diego, CA – The Music Box Theater

Moon Hooch
Complete Upcoming Tour Dates

August 11 – Darrington, WA – Summer Meltdown Festival
August 12 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
August 13 – Tamarack, ID – Huckleberry Jam
August 25Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
August 26Panama, NY – Night Lights Music Festival
August 27-28Atlanta, GA – Imagine Festival
September 3Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret
September 5Hamburg, Germany – Nochtspeicher
September 6Dortmund, Germany – Domicil
September 7Bielefeld, Germany – Bunker Ulmenwall
September 15Oxford, UK – O2 Academy
September 16Brighton, UK – Patterns
September 17Liverpool, UK – Arts Club Loft
September 18Ramsbottom, UK – Ramsbottom Festival
September 20 – Wolverhampton, UK – Newhampton Arts Center
September 21 – Plymouth, UK – The Junction
September 22Exeter, UK – Phoenix
September 23Cardiff, UK – Clwb for Bach
September 25London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
October 4Bridgeport, CT – The Acoustic
October 5North Adams, MA – Elks Lodge
October 6Allston, MA – Great Scott
October 7Albany, NY – The Hollow
October 8Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
October 9Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
October 11Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
October 12Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
October 13Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
October 14Chicago, IL – Martyrs’
October 15Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre
October 16Minneapolis, MN – The Triple Rock
October 19Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
October 20St. Louis, MO – The Old Rock House
October 21Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club Red Room
October 22Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
October 23Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
October 25Omaha, NE – Slowdown
October 26Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
October 28Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
October 29Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
October 31Jackson Hole, WY – Pink Garter Theatre
November 3Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
November 4Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
November 5Portland, OR – Dante’s
November 6Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
November 7Bend, OR – The Capitol
November 9Arcata, CA – Humbrew’s
November 11San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
November 12Chico, CA – Lost on Main
November 13Reno, NV – The Saint
November 14Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Nightclub (Atrium)
November 16Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
November 18Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
November 19San Diego, CA – The Music Box Theater