The Tallest Man On Earth first played KEXP back in 2009 when their video series had just launched. Perhaps you remember his performance of “Where Do My Bluebird Fly,” a video that now holds almost two million views. KEXP recently beckoned Kristian back for a second performance and he obliged, giving us a four-song set. His return includes three songs off his new album, There’s No Leaving Now, and a wonderful cover of David Bazan’s “Lost My Shape.” Watch above!
Next week Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band kick off a six week national tour in support of their new album Where The Messengers Meet. During the tour Mt St Helens will perform alongside David Bazan, Dead Confederate, and Portugal, The Man. Last week the band celebrated the release of their new album with a free show at the Mural Ampitheatre in Seattle. The show wrapped up KEXP’s summer concert series at the mural and boasted the largest crowd of the season. The fine folks at KEXP captured the show on video and you can check out Mt St Helens performing “En Fuego” from their self-titled debut above. You can find more photos from the Mural concert HERE. You can also stream a recording of the performance at the KEXP website HERE. Check out the tour dates below and find out when Mt St Helens Vietnam Band will be in your neck of the woods.
09/08/10Spokane, WA -- Empyrean Coffee House w/ David Bazan 09/10/10Boise, ID -- Neurolux w/ David Bazan 09/11/10Salt Lake City, UT -- Urban Lounge w/ David Bazan 09/12/10Denver, CO -- Larimer Lounge w/ David Bazan 09/14/10Omaha, NE -- The Waiting Room w/ David Bazan 09/15/10Columbia, MO -- Mojo’s w/ David Bazan 09/16/10Chicago, IL -- Empty Bottle 09/17/10Toledo, OH -- Mickey Finns Pubb 09/18/10Toronto, ON -- The Drake Hotel 09/21/10Philadelpia, PA -- Johnny Brenda’s 09/23/10Akron, OH -- Musica w/ Dead Confederate 09/24/10Pittsburgh, PA -- Rex Theatre w/ Dead Confederate 09/28/10Brooklyn, NY -- Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Dead Confederate 09/29/10Washington, DC -- Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Dead Confederate 09/30/10Carrboro, NC -- Cat’s Cradle w/ Dead Confederate 10/01/10Charlotte, NC -- Snug Harbor w/ Dead Confederate 10/05/10Urbana, IL -- Canopy Club w/ Portugal. The Man 10/07/10Fayetville, AR -- George’s Majestic Lounge w/ Portugal. The Man 10/08/10Fort Worth, TX -- Aaardvark 10/09/10Austin, TX -- The Mohawk 10/11/10Houston, TX -- Fitzgerald’s 10/14/10Birmingham, AL -- WorkPlay Soundstage w/ Portugal. The Man 10/15/10Athens, GA -- 40 Watt Club w/ Portugal. The Man 10/16/10Asheville, NC -- Orange Peel w/ Portugal. The Man 10/17/10Nashville, TN -- Mercy Lounge w/ Portugal. The Man 10/20/10Lawrence, KS -- Bottleneck
As we near the release of Mt St Helens Vietnam Band’s new album Where The Messengers Meet on Tuesday, things are heating up. Besides their free CD release show in Seattle at the Space Needle Mural on August 27, MSHVB will be touring with David Bazan on five dates in September. Where The Messengers Meet is also currently the front-runner in Magnet Magazine’s poll of “Most Anticipated Releases” next week. Lets keep them in the lead! You can go and vote for them RIGHT HERE. Check out the tour dates below and stay tuned for more dates this fall and other MSHVB news shortly!
Mt St Helens Vietnam Band On Tour:
08/27 Seattle, WA- Space Needle Mural- Free CD Release show sponsored by KEXP
09/10 Boise, ID- Nuerolux w/ David Bazan
09/11 Salt Lake City, UT- Urban Lounge w/ David Bazan