Watch New Video Of The Motet At Red Rocks As They Hit The Road For 20+ Date Fall Tour
Look out music fans–tonight, Colorado-based afrobeat-funk force The Motet is embarking on a 20+ date nationwide fall tour in support of their latest release, Totem.Live For Live Music will be following the Motet every step of the way as they head out on tour, bringing you exclusive behind-the-scenes video, playlists, band member interviews and more along the way. As the band gets the ball rolling tonight in Hartford, CT, enjoy this newly released video of their headlining Red Rocks performance from this past summer, which featured support from Medeski, Martin, & Wood and Vulfpeck. The tour will see the band play dates throughout the Northeast during the first half of October, including a highly anticipated performance with the funky METERS at Port Chester, NY’s beloved Capitol Theatre this Saturday, October 8th. “We’re having a real hard time containing our excitement for the next two months,” says vocalist Lyle Divinsky, “We can’t think of a better way to start off than by funkifying the fall foliage in the northeast as we play alongside some of our heroes in the funky METERS, as well as our family in Mammal Dap, Sophistafunk, and The Funky Dawgz Brass Band. Also, for the first time, The Motet will play to my hometown, Portland, Maine (and yes, there will be a lobster bake involved), and we just can’t wait to see so many old and soon-to-be friends along the whole run.”Following the Northeast run, the band will head south for a run of Halloween shows under this year’s “Mixtape 1979” theme, continuing their tradition of special themed Halloween performances that dates back more than 15 years. “We’ve been digging in the crates for months on end, and cannot wait to get turnt on a time-warp back to the age of platform shoes and undeniable grooves” says an excited Divinsky, “We have so much in store for you, so pay attention, because more will be revealed!!!” The “Mixtape 1979” shows will see the Motet perform sets of hits from the music-rich year of 1979 for audiences in Dallas, Houston, Austin, New Orleans, and Asheville (on Halloween night), as well as a much-anticipated showing with Big Gigantic at this year’s Suwannee Hulaween at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL on October 30th.The tour continues from there with performances in Carrboro, NC, Richmond, VA, and Ardmore, PA (right outside Philadelphia) before heading to the Big Apple for two shows at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl. From there, the band heads west, with two hometown shows in Denver and a three-night, three-city run in Oregon to round out November. Finally, the band will play a one-off in Grand Junction, CO on December 10th, before their 4-night New Years run takes them from Minneapolis to Milwaukee to Chicago (with Umphrey’s McGee) to Atlanta to close out 2016 with a bang.Catch the Motet on the road this fall, coming to a city near you, and check back as the tour goes on for exciting content and updates from the road. You can check out the full list of dates below. Tickets are available for all dates via the band’s website.