Super pleased to announce that SERENGETI will be opening on all three of the UK dates....new album is amazing!
One Inch Badge and Tidal Shift present:
WHY? (Anticon / Tomlab)
Exclusive acoustic grand piano shows...
WHY? are a trio of gifted musicians with visionary Yoni Wolf at the helm. Their unique fusion of intelligent, emotive and wry lyrics, taut rhythms and stirring electronic sounds synthesise in compelling ways and evade simplistic genre classifications of hip hop or pop. Instead presenting a patchwork of styles which offers something new for their ever-expanding fanbase and live audiences.
With a prolific output of acclaimed albums from the considered classics "Oaklandazulasylum" and "Elephant Eyelash" to the more recently applauded "Alopecia" and "Eskimo Snow", and also revered for their live performances, WHY? show no signs of slowing down.
It comes with great pride to announce that this October, One Inch Badge and Tidal Shift Concerts present WHY? as fans have never seen them before, unplugged, up close and personal.
Yoni and Josiah Wolf and Doug McDiarmid will be performing their canon of fan favourites, cult classics, covers, as well as previewing songs from their much anticipated, still untitled fifth album.
Yoni will lead the performances, playing all songs on the grand piano. At this very special show the crowd will be seated, treated to behind-the-scenes jaw-jacking in some of the UK's most idyllic buildings to offer something really special for their devotees.
This tour comprises of the only UK shows WHY? will play this year.
Based in Chicago USA and signed to the Anticon label, the music of Serengeti is a sharp departure from most mainstream hip-hop, which he considers "depressing" and always consists of "the same redundant ideas." Drawing upon numerous references to Chicago culture Serengeti often performs in character as one his several personae. His new album on Anticon is co-produced by Yoni Wolf (aka WHY?) and Advance Base (formally Casiotone for the Painfully Alone).
SUNDAY 23rd OCTOBER
at Colston Hall 2, Bristol
Colston Street, BS1 5AR
£16.00 adv. // 7:30pm // Unallocated Seating
MONDAY 24th OCTOBER
at Union Chapel, London
Compton Terrace, N1 2UN
£17.50 adv. // 7:30pm // Unallocated Seating
TUESDAY 25th OCTOBER
at Duke Of York's Picturehouse, Brighton
Preston Circus, BN1 4NA
£16.00 adv. // 9:00pm // Unallocated Seating
*** WHY? WILL PERFORM AT 10:00pm ***