Xiu Xiu news – US tour to support new album “Girl with Basket of Fruit” available Feb 9th – watch new video

American experimental music artists Xiu Xiu announced their 2019 US Tour this past Tuesday January 14th in support of their upcoming album (ironically their 14th) titled “Girl with Basket of Fruit”.  In addition, they released a new video ‘Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy’.  According to them, the video races along the thematic current of and utilizes consistent imagery and symbols from the first video (for “Scissssssors“) including reappearances of Xiu Xiu members plus performance artists Ron Athey and Elliot Reed.  Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy’ was primarily written by Angela Seo with lyrical contributions from Elliot Reed and Jamie Stewart; inspirations for the track include Toilet Paper Magazine, works by Boyd McDonald, Korean Mythological Drawings and Alcohol.  Watch above.

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Elliot Reed performs in “Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy”

As for the tour, it starts Feb 8th as they will perform songs from “Girl with Basket of Fruit” at the Warhol Theater in Pittsburgh. The live band will include Thor Harris, Jordan Geiger, and Jamie “Bunny” Stewart.

2019 US Tour Xiu Xiu

02/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol Theater at the Andy Warhol Museum
05/01 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
05/03 – Shreveport, LA @ Minicine?
05/05 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
05/07 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
05/08 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
05/11 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
05/12 – New York, New York @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
05/13 – Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome
05/14 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
05/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
05/16 – Detroit, MI @ MOCAD
05/17 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
05/18 – Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter (Livestream Session)
05/18 – Rock Island, IL @ ROZZ-TOX
05/19 – Iowa City, IA  @ The Mill
05/20 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
05/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
05/22 – Garden City, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
05/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
05/25 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
05/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

featured image – creditShomei Tomatsu

source courtesy of press release