New Sights and Sounds: The Secret Machines bring contemporary set design on North American Fall Tour!
The Secret Machines’ brand-new record, Secret Machines, is out now on their own label, TSM Recordings. This is the trio’s third full-length and first on TSM, and also marks the first in a series of strong initiatives that continue to define their status as cutting-edge, visionary artists.
A show at the 9:30 Club in DC this Thursday kicks off the Secret Machines’ fall North American promo tour. Following in the tradition of their trademark staging on previous tours, it looks like concert-goers are in for a treat this time around, as well.
“Atomic Heels” MP3:
The band has just unveiled the minimalist approach behind their new set design, revealing a concept that is more theatrical in nature than in the intense rock lighting effects they are known for. Brandon Curtis took an unconventional approach when he enlisted the conceptual talents of one of Europe’s premiere award-winning set designers, Es Devlin, the same woman who hip-hop mogul Kanye West turned to for his space-themed Touch the Sky tour last year. Ms. Devlin, who also designed the set and costumes for Philip Glass’s chamber opera Orphee as well as Sally Potter’s extravagant film production of Carmen, was kind enough to give us her first-hand perspective on why she decided to collaborate with the Secret Machines, and how she envisions this stage set enhancing their performance.
The Secret Machines Full Fall North American Tour
Oct 16 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club &
Oct 17 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero &
Oct 18 New York, NY @ Webster Hall &
Oct 20 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East &
Oct 21 Montreal, QC @ Les Saints &
Oct 22 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace &
Oct 24 Chicago, IL @ Metro*
Oct 25 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre*
Oct 27 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre*
Oct 28 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up*
Oct 30 Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club*
Nov 01 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up*
Nov 03 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
Nov 05 Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan*
Nov 06 Seattle, WA @ Neumos*
Nov 07 Vancouver, BC @ Richards on Richards*
Nov 09 Calgary, AB @ SAIT Polytechnic+
Nov 10 Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub+
Nov 11 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret+
Nov 14 London, ON @ Call the Office+
Nov 15 Ottawa, ON @ Babylon+
& w/TK Webb