If youve been living under a rock for the past few months, Gnarls Barkley the new musical collaboration between Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo has been racking up some serious numbers on the Billboard Charts. The record St. Elsewhere has reached #14 on the Top 200 and #1 on the Electronic Music chart, despite some conjecture over whether the record is actually an electronic album.
Having already set some tour dates for this summer, the duo have decided that enough really isnt enough and announced more shows in between festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and a sea of European festivals. So regardless of your locale, be it in the United States, Canada, Japan or Europe, Gnarls Barkley should be stopping by a town near you. If not, you can write Gnarls and complain or move closer to civilization.
06-15 Oslo, Norway – Norwegian Wood Festival
06-16 Hultsfred, Sweden – Hultsfred Festival
06-17 Seinajoki, Finland – Tomava Island
06-21 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Musikkenshus
06-23 London, England – Hyde Park (Wireless Festival)
06-24 Leeds, England – Harewood House (Wireless Festival)
06-25 Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06-27 Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
06-28 Munich, Germany – Eisehalle
06-30 Turin, Italy – Spaziale Festival
07-03 Paris, France – Le Bataclan
07-05 London, England – Carling Apollo Hammersmith
07-08 Brugge, Belgium – Cactus Festival
07-14 Rotterdam, Holland – North Sea Jazz Festival
07-18 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
07-19 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
07-20 Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphitheatre
07-23 Los Angeles, CA – The Avalon
07-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Avalon
07-28 Yuzawa-machi, Japan – Naeba Ski Resort (Fuji Rock Festival)
08-05 Chicago, IL – Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
08-26 Liverpool, England – Creamfields Festival
09-03 Stradbally, Ireland – Stradbally Hall (Electric Picnic Festival)
09-09 Toronto, Ontario – Toronto Islands Park
09-15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
09-23 Baltimore, MD – Pimlico Race Course
For those of you that think that sleeping in a tent for almost a week is gross, or hate what has happened to the scene and no longer go to shows, Gnarls Barkley will be performing in your televisions on the Tonight Show on June 12th.
We also have word that this past Friday, Cee-Lo was hanging around MJQs Friday Fixx in Atlanta, a weekly hip hop event hosted by Drez tha Beatnick and a haven for many of the talented artists that get their start in ATL, including Cee-Lo and Dangermouse. Its fitting then, that the recently-made-uber-famous Crazy was performed on the spot and unplanned by Cee-Lo, belting out the lyrics over his own vocal tracks. According to writer Shaun Bateman of Resonator Magazine, who was there for the performance, it was a great surprise because it was Crazy being performed for the audience that it was dedicated to the community that spawned Gnarls Barkley. After giving a shout out to everyone there, Cee-Lo returned to the crowd to enjoy the rest of his night.