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TOUR ANNOUNCE // The Tallest Man On Earth Extends Summer Tour, Records WFUV Performance Session At Electric Lady Studios


“You play directly to one person,” he laughs. “Because at most shows there’s a couple there – one who’s a really big fan and one who’s been dragged along and is bored. So I focus on the one that’s bored and try to make them smile or laugh. I look at them for a while. Then I don’t look at them. Then I know there’s a part coming up where I can make eye contact. It’s inspiring to try to connect to people in a different way to how we do normally.”
The Guardian

After playing sold out shows at both Music Hall of Williamsburg and The Beacon Theater in New York, The Tallest Man On Earth (aka Sweden’s Kristian Matsson) recorded an intimate set at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in lower Manhattan for WFUV. The group performed several songs including “Sagres” off of Dark Bird Is Home and “Like The Wheel” from Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird, plus a special first-time performance of “If I Could Only Fly,” a song originally written by Blaze Foley and made famous by Merle Haggard. Coming off of television appearances on Conan and CBS This Morning: Saturday, The Tallest Man’s WFUV performance is yet another captivating moment on a tour that will span the country.

The Tallest Man On Earth Dark Bird Is Home is out now on Dead Oceans. The next North American run includes performances at Forecastle, Eaux Claires Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, and MusicfestNW. All tour dates are below.

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THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH TOUR DATES
(new dates in bold)
[all dates + tix links: deadoceans.com/tour]
Wed. June 24 – Antwerp, BE @ Openlucht Theater – SOLD OUT
Thu. June 25 – Paris, FR @ Divan Du Monde – SOLD OUT
Sun. June 28 – Stockholm, SE @ Göta Lejon – SOLD OUT
Mon. June 29 – Stockholm, SE @ Göta Lejon – SOLD OUT
Tue. June 30 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller – SOLD OUT
Thu. July 2 – Goteborg, SE @ Pustervik – SOLD OUT
Sat. June 27–Sat. July 4 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Fri. July 17-Sun. July19 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle
Fri. July 17 – Sat. July 18 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires Festival
Mon. July 20 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre #
Wed. July 22 – Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall @ Babeville #
Fri. July 24 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
Sat. July 25 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Sun. July 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall
Wed. July 29 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Thu. July 30 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
Fri. July 31 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
Fri. July 31 – Sun. Aug. 2 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza – SOLD OUT
Fri. Aug. 21 — Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Sat. Aug. 22 — Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
Sun. Aug. 23 — Portland, OR @ MusicfestNW
Tue. Aug. 25 — Park City, UT @ Park City Live
Wed. Aug. 26 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
Fri. Aug. 28 — Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theatre
Sat. Aug. 29 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sun. Aug. 30 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Thu. Sep. 3 — Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Fri. Sep. 4 — Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Sat. Sep. 5 — Holland, MI @ Hope College – Knickerbocker Theatre
Mon. Sep. 7 — Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Tue. Sep. 9 — Wichita, KS @ Orpheum Theatre
Wed. Sep. 10 — Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Fri. Sep. 11 — Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
Sat. Sep. 12 — Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
Sun. Sep. 13 — Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody

Sat. Oct. 3 – Oslo, NO @ Opera House ^
Sun. Oct. 4 – Göteborg, SE @ Konserthuset ^
Mon. Oct. 5 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus ^
Tue. Oct. 6 – Umea, SE @ Idun ^
Thu. Oct. 8 – Linköping, SE @ Crusell ^
Fri. Oct. 9 – Falun, SE @ Magasinet ^
Sat. Oct. 10 – Arhus, DK @ Voxhall ^
Mon. Oct. 12 – Cologne, DK @ E-Werk ^
Tue. Oct 13 – Berlin, DE @ Huxley’s ^
Wed. Oct. 14 – Vienna, AT @ Arena ^
Thu. Oct. 15 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz ^
Fri. Oct. 16 – Zürich, CH @ Volkshaus ^
Sat. Oct. 17 – Paris, FR @ La Cigal ^
Mon. Oct. 19 – London, UK @ Roundhouse ^
Tue. Oct. 20 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC ^
Wed. Oct. 21 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street ^
Fri. Oct. 23 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall ^
Sat. Oct. 24 – Bexhill, UK @ De La Warr ^
Sun. Oct. 25 – Brussels, BE @ AB ^
Tue. Oct. 27 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega ^

# with Hiss Golden Messenger
^ with Phil Cook

The Tallest Man on Earth is live on KEXP this afternoon!

KEXP has been in Portland, Oregon this week at MusicFestNW, and they are going to be broadcasting a live session from the Doug Fir with The Tallest Man on Earth today, Sept 10th at 2:30 PM Pacific Standard Time. If you live in Portland and you’re reading this, the show at the Doug Fir is free and open to the public! It’s first-come, first-served, though, so you might want to get there early. Click here for more info and where to listen.

His official MusicFestNW performance is tonight at the Doug Fir at 11:55pm on the Toyota Antics and KEXP stage. Perhaps he will play tunes from his new, surprise EP???

I leave you now with this video I found of Kristian playing “King of Spain” in Germany a couple of weeks ago. What the hell, this dude is a star and never ceases to amaze me.

Surprise! New EP from The Tallest Man on Earth Available for Download Today on iTunes

doc048fullWe’ve got tremendous news for fans of The Tallest Man on Earth – today a new EP called Sometimes the Blues Is Just A Passing Bird was made for sale at iTunes.

The EP will be for sale exclusively on iTunes until its official release date. CDs, LPs and digital copies will be available at all othe retailers on November 9th, 2010 (8th in UK).

Click here to download the new EP at iTunes

At many of the Tallest Man On Earth shows this year, Matsson closed his set with a new song titled “Like the Wheel.” It quickly became a fan favorite, with YouTube videos spreading virally, and the sets closing on a high note night after night. We are happy to share this song today!

Click here to download a free mp3 of “Like The Wheel”

“Like the Wheel,” along with four other new songs, make up Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird, an EP written entirely after The Wild Hunt. Recorded during a quick break from touring in the summer of 2010, “Like the Wheel” is joined by “The Dreamer,” which Matsson performs on electric guitar. Sometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird is an open and shut chapter in the Tallest Man On Earth’s songbook – five new additions to those magical performances.

Official Tracklisting:
Little River
The Dreamer
Like the Wheel
Tangle in This Trampled Wheat
Thrown Right at Me

free downloads

Dream Lover by Destroyer
Times Square by Destroyer
Moonshiner by Kevin Morby
Me Liquor and God by Night Beds
Corner by Night Beds
Sagres by The Tallest Man on Earth
Dark Bird Is Home by The Tallest Man on Earth
War Machine by Bill Fay
A Page Incomplete by Bill Fay
Primrose Green by Ryley Walker
Sweet Satisfaction by Ryley Walker
Straight by A Place To Bury Strangers
We've Come So Far by A Place To Bury Strangers

video

Now It's Over by A Place To Bury Strangers

Love High by A Place To Bury Strangers

Girl in a Sling by Destroyer

Tide Teeth by Night Beds

5 out soon

Night Beds
Ivywild
CD / 2XLP
Destroyer
Poison Season
CD / 2XLP

todays shows

A Place To Bury Strangers
Taipei, TW - The Wall Live House Gong-Guan

Ryley Walker
York, UK - The Band Room

The Tallest Man on Earth
Chicago, Il - Thalia Hall   w/ Lady Lamb

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