In support of their new album, Mary’s Voice, The Music Tapes (Julian Koster, Robbie Cucchiaro, 7-Foot-Tall Metronome, a legion of singing saws, and friends) are embarking on a unique US tour. The band will be visiting towns and cities across the country as The Traveling Imaginary. They will pitch the circus tent home built especially for this tour and host an evening of songs, stories, games, movies, magic, amusements, and more.
The tent, which was funded by The Music Tapes’ wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, has been a longtime dream of Julian’s. On entering the completed structure for the very first time, he said, “If you made a circus tent out of blankets in your room when you were a little kid and then fell asleep, it’s like the dream you would have.”
The Music Tapes have announced the inaugural dates of The Traveling Imaginary, and would like you to invite them to visit your town!
To bring the Traveling Imaginary to YOUR art gallery, community center, warehouse, university, museum, performing arts center, studio space, loft, library, church, or barn this coming February and March, write TravelingImaginary@gmail.com for details. The show requires a clear interior space at least 26’ x 38’, with ceilings 10-feet or higher. Also, if you would like to volunteer for the traveling tent pitching crew please write Imaginarytentcrew@gmail.com for details.
The Music Tapes have a long history of hosting surreal tours since first emerging as part of the influential Elephant 6 Collective – including the annual Caroling and Lullaby tours that have brought them into over 500 homes across the country. The Traveling Imaginary is an extension of those shows on a more ambitious scale than anything The Music Tapes has ever done.
Mary’s Voice is available on CD, limited-edition pop-up LP and digital now in the Merge store. Also, just in time for the holidays, get Julian Koster’s The Singing Saw at Christmastime at a new special low price!
The Music Tapes Present: The Traveling Imaginary dates (more coming soon!):
Jan 23 Winston-Salem, NC Krankies Coffee
Jan 25 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club (2 Shows This Night)
Jan 28 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle (2 Shows This Night)
Jan 29 Durham, NC Duke Coffeehouse
Jan 31 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
Feb 02 New York, NY Church For All Nations (2 Shows This Night)
Feb 04 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church – Basement