Photo by Matthew Scott

**Dam-Funk announced additional tour dates following the May 17 publication of this post. Find the updated schedule below.**


He Of All Things Unabashedly Funk, Dam-Funk, is leaving his hometown of L.A. for a summer tour. The keytar-loving Damon Riddick sticks largely to the festival circuit, starting off the funktivities at Detroit Electronic Music Festival before hitting Connecticut’s B.O.M.B. Fest with homie Snoop Dogg. He then follows up with a New York performance taking place on a boat—a motherhuggin’ boat, you guys—with his band Master Blazter and ’80s funk legend and frontman of Slave, Steve “Watching You” Arrington. There is a slew of dates after that, including shows in Japan, Europe, Canada and the West Coast, but damn, Dam really had us at Rocks Off Concert Cruise.


Dam’s performance alongside Arrington wasn’t just a nice booking coincidence either, as the two have been ferreting away in the studio together, working on some new material. A full-length album should be out sometime this year, containing cuts like the silky, open-shirted “I Be Trippin’” below:

Steve Arrington & Dam-Funk “I Be Trippin” by stonesthrow


In addition to that, Dam seems to be keeping up on his own production, giving away unreleased tidbits to his fans via Twitter. Last week Stones Throw dropped the positive-vibed instrumental “Don’t Give Up,” available to stream below, and made it available for download on its website. Think of it as a precursor to a new Dam-Funk album, which is set to drop this fall:


Don’t Give Up! (Unreleased) – DāM-FunK by DâM-FunK


Tour Dates For Dam-Funk:
05/28 – Detroit, MI – Detroit Electronic Music Festival
05/29 – Hartford, CT – B.O.M.B. Fest
05/30 – New York, NY – Rocks Off Concert Cruise
06/04 – Nagano, Japan – Taico Club Festival
06/09 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival
06/21 – Winnipeg, Canada – Winnipeg Jazz Festival
06/24 – New York, NY – Williamsburg Waterfront
06/25 – Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Museum Of Art
07/01 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07/08 – Paris, France – Bateau Concorde Atlantique
07/09 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Pitch Festival
07/10 – Séte, France – Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival
07/31 – Montreal, Canada – Osheaga Festival
08/26 – Pasadena, CA – Terrace
08/28 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
08/29 – Culver City, CA – Funkmosphere at Carbon *
08/30 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
08/31 – Oakland, CA – New Parish
09/01 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt State University at Depot
09/04 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
09/05 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
09/08 – Vancouver, Canada – Bar None
09/10 – Portland, OR – MusicFest NW
* solo DJ Set