World-y L.A. pop duo Rainbow Arabia is celebrating the release of its first full-length album Boys And Diamonds (Kompakt) next week by going on tour with futuristic pal and ambassador for Lennon-shaped shades, Spoek Mathambo. Danny and Tiffany Preston (who owe the formation of their partnership partly to a Lebanese Casio) will spend most of March with the Joburg native (bar SXSW), starting in a few weeks’ time on March 8 in San Francisco before dropping him off in San Diego on March 26. After that it’ll be just the two of ‘em winding their way through Europe and wrapping it up in London at the beginning of May. The exhausting amount of tour dates are listed below.



Today also marks the release of Rainbow Arabia’s single “Without You,” available both digitally and as a limited edition 7-inch. The precursor to Boys And Diamonds is a sugar-coated almond bomb of synths and congas, which also gets a second treatment on the flip with “Without You (Version)” that cleans up the drums a little and extends the intro. Both are available to stream below.



Without You




Without You (Version)




Tour Dates For Rainbow Arabia:
03/08 – San Francisco, CA – The Mighty
03/10 – Seattle, WA – Nectar
03/11 – Portland, OR – Branx
03/12 – Boise, ID – The Reef
03/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
03/14 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
03/16 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (SXSW)
03/19 – Austin, TX – Malverde (SXSW)
03/22 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
03/24 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
03/25 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex (Record Release Party)
03/26 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

04/05 – Tourcoing, FR – Festival Super Mon Amour @ Grand Mix
04/06 – Nantes, FR – Festival Super Mon Amour @ Olympic
04/08 – Utrecht, NL – De Helling
04/09 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
04/10 – Strasbourg, FR – Festival Super Mon Amour @ Laiterie
04/11 – Koeln, DE – Gebaeude 9
04/12 – Hamburg, DE – Astra Stube
04/13 – Malmo, SE – Debaser
04/14 – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Slussen
04/15 – Olso, NO – Bla !
04/16 – Gothenburg, SE – Jazzhuset
04/18 – Arhus, DK – Musikcafeen
04/19 – Copenhagen, DK – Huset Magstræde
04/20 – Berlin, DK – Berghain Kantine
04/21 – Heidelberg, DE – Karlstorbahnhof
04/22 – Luxembourg, LU – Carré Rotondes
04/24 – Geneva, CH – Electron Festival
04/27 – Rouen, FR – Le 106
04/28 – Brussels, BE – Witloof Bar Botanique
04/29 – Paris, FR – La Machine
04/30 – London, UK – Camden Crawl Festival
05/01 – Manchester, UK – Sounds From The Other City
05/02 – Glasgow, UK – Captains Rest
05/05 – London, UK – CAMP