Beach House Announce Spring 2016 Installation Shows

2016 festival appearances include Coachella, Primavera, Field Day, Pitchfork, Pickathon and Eaux Claires Music Festivals

Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry
available in North America from Sub Pop

Beach House are thrilled to announce a series of “installation” shows interspersed throughout their upcoming 2016 headlining tour in support of Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry.

These performances will be held in art spaces, galleries, community centers, and various alternative venues in the following cities: Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. Venues will be announced 24-48 hours before each show for those who have purchased tickets.

Each show will have Beach House performing in their original formation (as a duo),  within a special installation the band created for this tour. A majority of the material will focus on tracks from Thank Your Lucky Stars, Devotion, and their self-titled debut.

Tickets for the March dates will go on sale Friday, February 26th at 11 am ET and available at the band’s website [link].  Tickets sales for April and May will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more details on the Installation Shows, see below.

Beach House’s 2016 North American and European tour schedule resumes Monday, February 29th in Cleveland at House of Blues and has been extended through August 12th-13th at Eaux Claires Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. New highlights include: London’s Field Day June 12th; Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago July 15th-17th; Pickathon in Happy Valley, Oregon August 5th-7th.

Installation Shows

We are very excited to announce a series of performances interspersed throughout our North American spring tours. They will be taking place in galleries, art spaces, community centers, and various other alternative venues. Here are the cities and dates:

March 2nd – Chicago                              April 10th – Austin
March 4th – Toronto                                April 21st – Los Angeles
March 8th – Montreal                              April 26th – San Francisco
March 12th – Boston                               April 29th – Portland
March 20th – Philadelphia                       May 1st – Vancouver
March 22nd – New York                          May 3rd – Seattle
March 23rd – New York
March 24th – Baltimore

We are going to install a design we have created and play as a two-piece within this “installation.”  The performance will be continuous without breaks.  Due to the lack of stages, the audience will be expected to sit on the floor (bring a pillow!).  The show will feature songs mostly from Thank Your Lucky Stars, Devotion and our self titled record (songs we can play as a two piece). This is by no means a “stripped down” or intentionally intimate performance. The design requires a maximum audience of 200, so that all can see the performance space.

It has always been difficult to carry the initial moments of creativity that inspire our music through the process of making and releasing a record. There are many chances along the way for the feeling to get lost. A lot of “bedroom” bands experience this when they get to the studio or the stage. This installation performance is an attempt to elicit this pure, embryonic state of mind for ourselves and our audience.

The ticket costs for these alternative-space performances are much higher than our normal shows. This is due to the very high production costs and low ticket number. The ticket price is set as low as possible in order to cover our costs and not lose money on the show.  We sincerely apologize if it’s unaffordable for any fans who may want to attend.

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