With their triumphant May 2016 North American Tour now complete, esteemed rock band and tireless road warriors TITUS ANDRONICUS [hereafter +@] find their already sterling reputation as the USA’s premier live rock and roll attraction less disputable than ever. Now, with a light dusting of European dates about to commence, they are ready to be crowned the most exciting live act in the world.
What better time, then, to reveal another video from the hotly anticipated new live LP, S+@DIUM ROCK : FIVE NIGHTS AT THE OPERA, available July 29th (digital) / August 5th (physical) from Merge Records? +@’s legions of devoted fans have already marveled at the previously shared video for “I Lost My Mind”/”Fatal Flaw,” and, today, we see a second serving slopped onto the plate in the form of “Sun Salutation”/”No Future Part V : In Endless Dreaming,” two more selections from last year’s most acclaimed rock opera, The Most Lamentable Tragedy [hereafter TMLT].
Rather than a rote recitation of these beloved TMLT deep cuts, the acapella hymn “Sun Salutation” and the piano/vocal ballad “No Future Part V” are presented here in all-new, fully electric arrangements, sure to shock even the most studious of TMLT scholars.
“’[No Future] Part V’ was originally conceived as a mid-tempo alt-rocker in the vein of bands such as Everclear,” +@ singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles explained, writing from the dizzyingly elevated 19th floor of Barcelona’s Princess hotel, as the band prepared for their third (non-consecutive) appearance at the prestigious Primavera Sound Festival. “Considering its place in the rock opera narrative, however, coming at the point where Our Hero is most completely alone and disempowered, having revealed himself as the sole architect of his sorrowful fate, the bleak, spartan arrangement we hear on the record was only appropriate. In the live concert setting, we are not so beholden to the aesthetic parameters demanded by said narrative and we free to rock in accordance with the original vision.”
By the time you read this, the ravenous cheers of the Primavera crowd will already have faded to distant, precious memory, but fans in the UK and attendees of Porto, Portugal’s Primavera NOS Festival still have a chance to witness the ecstatic experience of +@ live in advance of S+@DIUM ROCK‘s imminent release. Find all upcoming European +@ dates below.
TITUS ANDRONICUS :
June 5th – Edinburgh, UK – Summerhall
June 6th – York, UK – Crescent
June 7th – Leicester, UK – The Cookie
June 8th – Cardiff, UK – Gwdihw
June 9th – London, UK – Tufnell Park Dome
June 11th – Porto, PT – Primavera NOS Festival
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