Finland’s RUBIK Announce First US Tour in Support of "Solar" Kicking off 10/22!

Finland’s RUBIK announce the first US tour in support of their third full-length studio album – Solar.  Kicking things off on October 22nd at Sonar in Baltimore, this orchestral indie rock band has been super busy since the Spring 2011 release of Solar.  

They’ve spent the Summer touring Europe and performing at the top festivals including Primavera (alongside James Blake, tUnE-yArDs, PJ Harvey, etc.), Flow Festival (alongside Kanye West, Warpaint, Janelle Monae, etc.), Provinssirock Festival (alongside The Sounds, The Vaccines, Social Distortion, etc), Incubate Festival (alongside Battles, Screaming Females, Wooden Shjips, etc).  After a summer of blowing away festival goers across Europe, Rubik is thrilled to bring their live show to the US in support of Solar.
Rubik released their third full-length studio album Solar (and second for the US) this past Spring on Paper Tiger/Fullsteam Records receiving praise from Mashable (“…perfect summer listening.”), BlackBook (“It’s wonderfully, singularly madcap.”), RCRD LBL (“…likely cure the world of depression for good.”), and Zink (“…impressive…”) among others.  Solarwas conceived in Helsinki’s Kulttuuritalo (“House of Culture”), a historical brick-walled venue designed by Finnish architect giant Alvar Aalto in the 1950’s.  Kulttuuritalo is best known for hosting concerts of legendary artists such as John Coltrane, Queen, Frank Zappa, Gil Evans and Jimi Hendrix.  Solar was produced and recorded by the band themselves and mixed by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley).  The album follows the release of the critically acclaimed sophomore album Dada Bandits.  Out September 2009, Dada Bandits was the band’s US debut and earned them numerous accolades as well as coveted sessions for Daytrotter and KEXP.
The upcoming tour finds Rubik paired with electro-pop artist Lights.  US audiences will be able to experience what European audiences haven’t gotten enough of this past summer, Rubik’s lively eccentric performances.  To get a glimpse of what to expect, check out the music video for the song “World Around You” fromSolar  Fans can find tickets on the Lights site here:
Confirmed tour dates with Lights:
Oct.     22nd      Sonar                                                                           Baltimore, MD
            24th      Eagle Theater                                                             Pontiac, MI
            25th      Bottom Lounge                                                           Chicago, IL
            26th      Turner Hall Ballroom                                                  Milwaukee, WI
            28th      Triple Rock                                                                  Minneapolis, MN
            29th      Cicero’s                                                                       St. Louis, MO
            30th      Jackpot Music Hall                                                      Lawrence, KS
Nov.    1st        Marquis Theatre                                                         Denver, CO
            2nd        The Complex                                                               Salt Lake City, UT
            4th        Soma                                                                           San Diego, CA
            5th        Nile Theater                                                                Mesa, AZ
            7th        El Rey Theatre                                                                        Los Angeles, CA
            8th        Great American Music Hall                                        San Francisco, CA
            9th        Hawthorne Theater                                                    Portland, OR
            10th      El Corazon                                                                   Seattle, WA
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