Photo by Angela Boatwright


Montreal electro-funk duo Chromeo has become a mainstay on the festival circuit, mostly because it’s the best live act to feature electronic voice manipulation, this side of Cher (and probably the only live act to feature keyboard stands made out of incandescent hot legs). But if you can’t make it out to ACL or the UK’s Electric Zoo Festival, fear not, because the group has announced a North American tour for fall 2011. Starting in September, Chromeo will embark on the 34-show Night Falls tour, which runs through early November. Buddy Mayor Hawthorne will provide support for most of the tour, and Breakbot will jump into the lineup on some of the later dates.


In terms of studio releases, the group is still going strong on 2010′s Business Casual, but “When The Night Falls,” the tour’s namesake and the album’s Solange Knowles-featuring next single, is getting the remix treatment with an EP that comes out July 26. Hercules And Love Affair, Lifelike and Breakbot all take the track for a spin, and you can stream the Breakbot version via the band’s Soundcloud. Check out the tour dates below.


Tour Dates For Chromeo
09/14 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
09/16 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
09/17 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits *
09/18 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
09/20 – Miami, FL – Fillmore
09/21 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
09/22 – Atlanta GA – Masquerade (Heaven Stage)
09/24 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis (Pop Montreal) *
09/26 – Detroit, MI – Majestic
09/27 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
09/28 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE
09/30 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
10/03 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
10/04 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/06 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
10/07 – Denver, CO – Ogden
10/08 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
10/10 – Seattle, WA- Showbox Sodo
10/11 – Portland, OR – Roseland
10/12 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Community Center
10/13 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
10/17 – San Diego, CA- House of Blues ^
10/18 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre ^
10/20 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater ^
10/21 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom ^
10/22 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric ^
10/24 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant ^
10/25 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom ^
10/27 – Richmond, VA – The National ^
10/28 – Asheville, NC – MoogFest *
10/31 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory ^
11/01 – Boston, MA – House of Blues ^
11/02 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy ^
*without Mayer Hawthorne
^with Breakbot