Ritual Union LP to land on July 12th or 26th?

As was first expected, Ritual Union is set to be released on July 12th. Today, the line “Ritual Union album is set to drop on July 26th. We’re cooking up some sweet pre-orders for you so stay tuned” featured in Little Dragon’s newsletter, however. A two week delay? Maybe a mix-up in geographical release dates? Probably a delay, but at least not a mammoth delay. And “sweet” pre-order packages on the horizon, too? I can deal with the delay for the added spice.

Additional news:

Independent Label Market, Berwick Street: “On our [Peacefrog’s] stall we will be selling the first batch of our 20th anniversary releases – classics repressed on coloured vinyl (limited to 300) including DBX, Neil Landstrumm and Theo Parrish releases + our recently available collectors 7″ of Ritual Union (the title track from the forthcoming Little Dragon album) and the odd catalogue CD.” Source.

Updated tour dates:

May 23 – Barbi, Tel Aviv
May 26 – Intimate KCRW performance Los Angeles, CA
May 29 – UCLA JazzReggae Festival, Los Angeles, CA
May 30 – Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Detroit, MI
June 2 – State Theatre, Falls Church, VA
June 4 – The Roots Picnic, Philadelphia, PA
June 10 – Caribana Festival, Crans-pres-Celigny, Switzerland
June 11 – Volt Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
June 16 – Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain
June 24 – Glastonbury Festival, UK
July 15 – Melt Festival, Grafenhainichen, Germany
July 23 – Soundwave Festival, Petrcane, Croatia
Aug 14 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
Sept 03 – Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
Sept 04 – North Coast Music Festival, Chicago, IL

I’m heading to LA next week, so fingers crossed I’ll be able to make it to the UCLA Jazz Festival on the 29th. Good luck to anyone and everyone who entered the contest today as part of the newsletter. And if you’re reading the word “newsletter” with a quizzical brow, then do yourself a favour, sign up here, and get called a “Dragon” / “Hiya Dragons”.

Little Dragon to appear at Parklife, Australia

And so the news of touring continues. Australia’s Parklife Festival for this coming summer will be treated to the musical styling of Little Dragon, according to musicfeeds.com.au. No confirmation from the band itself or on the Parklife website, but we’re sure that’ll come soon enough. Australia get the good summer heat and Little Dragon, too. Spoiled. More tour news coming soon, I imagine. (Parklife, Blur, Gorillaz, etc… a shortened version seven-degrees.)

Little Dragon provide tour update

The band released an update of touring the other day in their very first newsletter (sign up here):

May 2- Nanjing Festival, China
May 5- Parken, Gothenburg, Sweden
May 6- Strand Club, Stockholm, Sweden
May 8- Vega, Denmark, Copenhagen
May 9- Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
May 11- Heaven, London, UK
May 12- King Tuts, Glasgow, UK
May 13- Digital, Brighton, UK
May 14- TBA, UK
May 15- AB Club, Brussels, Belgium
May 16- Café de la Danse, Paris, France
May 17- Bird, Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 19- Franz Club, Berlin, Germany
May 26- KCRW session, Los Angeles, CA
May 29- UCLA JazzReggae Festival, Los Angeles, CA
May 30- Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Detroit, MI
June 2- State Theatre, Falls Church, VA
June 4- The Roots Picnic, Philadelphia, PA
June 10- Caribana Festival, Crans-pres-Celigny, Switzerland
June 11- Volt Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
June 16- Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain
June 24- Glastonbury Festival, UK
July 15- Melt Festival, Grafenhainichen, Germany
July 23- Soundwave Festival, Petrcane, Croatia
August 14- Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA

(Click here for a the high quality version of the tour flyer as designed by Jan Scharlau.)

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