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July 13th, 2007

Devendra Banhart finishes album, announces opening acts


Photo by Lauren Dukoff

Rejoice! Devendra Banhart’s sixth studio album has been completed, according to a statement posted last night on his myspace page which read,“THE RECORD IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” UPDATE (1:45pm): Naturalismo just received the following announcement of Devendra’s supporting opening acts for his upcoming tour dates:

“Devendra Banhart has just finished mixing and mastering his next album, due out on XL Recordings September 25. He’ll be touring North America with his regular touring band (Noah Georgeson, Andy Cabic et al) as of September 1. Devendra’s known for his love of community, taking every opportunity to pro-actively to knit a network of mutually supportive artists and this tour will be no exception with the opening acts on various legs of the tour being members of his extended musical family:

With Noah Georgeson opening
Sat Sept 1 Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom
Sun Sept 2 Seattle, WA at KEXP Stage- Bumbershoot Festival
Tue Sept 4 Portland, OR at Crystal Ballroom
Thu Sept 6 Santa Cruz at Rio Theater
Fri Sept 7 Berkeley Campus at Zellerbach Hall

With Rio En Medio opening
Mon Sept 10 Denver at Ogden Theater (Native American benefit)
Wed Sept 12 Omaha at Sokol Auditorium
Thu Sept 13 Lawrence at Liberty Hall Theater
Sat Sept 15 Minneapolis at first Avenue
Sun Sept 16 Milwaukee at Pabst Theater

With Matteah Baim opening
Tue Sept 18 Chicago at Portage Theater
Wed Sept 19 Detroit at Majestic Theater
Fri Sept 21 Toronto at Danforth Music Hall
Sat Sept 22 Montreal Theatre National
Sun Sept 23 Burlington, VT at U of VT Davis Center Grand Ballroom
Tue Sept 25 Boston at Roxy Ballroom
Thu Sept 27 New York City at Grand Ballroom
Sat Sept 29 Philadelphia at Theater of living arts
Mon Oct 1 Washington DC at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

With Jana Hunter opening
Thu Oct 4 Nashville TN at City Hall
Sat Oct 6 Dallas at Granada Theater
Sun Oct 7 Austin at La Zona Rosa

With Hecuba opening
Tue Oct 9 Albuquerque at Sunshine Theater (Native American benefit)
Wed Oct 10 Tucson at Rialto Theater
Fri Oct 12 Phoenix at Marquee Theater
Sat Oct 13 Los Angeles at Orpheum


I’m sure it won’t be long now before we hear that first single. My fingers are crossed that it will be either Foreskin Sword (what it is & how to use it)” or Mama, mujhe mall se jeans lenee hai,” which translates from Hindi to mean “mom i want to get jeans from the mall.” Until then…


(thanks to Dr. Monsoon for the picture)


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