A few weeks ago, your humble correspondent solemnly informed a fellow journalist that I had seen Destroyer's only UK gig to date and that - seeing as how the most sinister man in Vancouver both hates touring and was out of contract in this country - there was very little chance of him coming to our shores ever again.
Now, I'm not saying that Dan Bejar monitors Twitter traffic about himself and decided to sign to Dead Oceans, have his phenomenal ninth set Kaputt (DiS's 9/10 review here) issued in the UK on June 13 and play a European tour encompassing a June 28th date at London's Heaven just to spite me. But the thought did occur.
In any case, it is all very much on with the tour encompassing the following headline and festival dates (with a good chance of further UK dates in August):
June 19 Dia De La Musica Festival, Madrid
June 21 Dia De La Musica Festival, Barcelona
June 24 Rote Fabrik, Zurich
June 25 Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats, Evreux
June 27 La Maroquinerie, Paris
June 28 Heaven, London
June 29 Paradiso Presents At Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam
July 1 Roskilde, Roskilde
August 4 Festival Sudoeste, Zambujeira Do Mar
August 6 Off Festival, Katowice
August 10 Oya Festival, Oslo
August 11 Way Out West, Goteborg
August 12 Flow Festival, Helsinki
August 13 Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern
In the meantime, whet your appetite with the SEXY video to 'Kaputt' (the song).
Video: Destroyer 'Kaputt'
Kaputt is released in the UK on June 13 via Dead Oceans