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Old 23rd July 2005
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I got this email from DL web site:


Two of the most singular and note-worthy* artists in the music world today, Daniel Lanois and Tortoise will be touring together this fall, both as co headliners and as collaborators.**

On this tour Tortoise, in addition to playing their own set, will back up Lanois during his set for a one-of-a-kind night of musical alchemy. Tortoise and Daniel Lanois are both giants in their respective niche's, and while their music can be perceived as very different, this tour will explore that space where two distinct sensibilities come together.

Daniel Lanois, who has been called the most influential producer of his generation due to acclaimed albums with Brian Eno, U2, Dylan, Peter Gabriel and others, has also built a venerated body of work in his own right.* His new album, Belladonna, is an instrumental* record featuring his own stunning work on the pedal steel guitar blended with the organic atmospherics and haunting sonic textures that he is known for.

CMJ magazine called Belladonna "an aural buzz of pedal steel guitar, dusty drum kits and layers upon layers of mood, mood, mood that reveal themselves after repeat listens", while Performing Songwriter says about the record: "Belladonna is an immersive, alluring work, as mysterious and evocative as a dry wind."


Tortoise are indie music icons whose several albums over the past decade have helped them achieve a unique reverence amongst music fans of all kinds.* The high priests of the Chicago music scene, and of what has been dubbed the “post-rock” movement, Tortoise have consistently set new standards for musicianship and creativity. With a highly anticipated collaborative album featuring vocalist Will Oldham due this November, they add yet another dimension to their already legendary oeuvre.

Entertainment Weekly says “with melodies and sensations slipping in and out of focus…it’s mood music for post-post-moderns, both forward and backward looking”, while Rolling Stone says, “To be smart and original, playful and provocative – those are the standards Tortoise really aspire to, and that they achieve…as ingeniously as ever.”

10/6** Boston* -* Sommerville Theatre
10/7** NYC* -* Irving Plaza
10/8** Philadelphia* -* Theatre of Living Arts
10/10** Chicago* -* Logan Square or Park West (TBA)
10/11** Madison* -* Barrymore Theatre
10/12** Minneapolis* -* The Fine Lin
10/14** Boulder* -* The Fox Theatre
10/15** Salt Lake City* -* Suede
10/17** Vancouver* -* Commodore Ballroom
10/18** Seattle* -* Neumos
10/19** Portland *-* Alladin Theatre
10/20 & 10/21* San Francisco* -* The Independent
10/22* Los Angeles* -* The Avalon