Tame Impala (Kevin Parker) will release his fourth studio album, The Slow Rush on February 14 (Interscope), and today he announces a full North American tour in support of the album. The tour kicks off with the previously announced date of March 9 at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena, stops at the award-winning State Farm Arena on Tuesday, June 9 and concludes August 7 at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA. The dates include two nights at The Forum in Los Angeles on March 10 (sold-out) and 11. Clarion and MGMT will support previously announced March dates in California and Mexico, and Perfume Genius will support the full North American tour beginning in May. Tickets for the newly announced dates go on-sale Friday, December 13 at 10:00 AM local time. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for select shows before the general public beginning Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 AM local time through Thursday, December 12 at 10:00 PM local time.
To date Parker has shared 3 tracks off The Slow Rush including last week’s “Posthumous Forgiveness,” “It Might Be Time,” and, “Borderline.” The Slow Rush was recorded between Los Angeles and Parker’s studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Australia. The twelve tracks were recorded, produced and mixed by Parker. Fans can pre-order The Slow Rush at tameimpala.com and all major retailers, or with a ticket purchased for any of the North American tour dates. Digital pre-orders will receive the three album tracks instantly. The Slow Rush will also be printed in 4 heavyweight double-disc vinyl formats – standard black, forest green (Limited Edition – all retailers), red/blue (indie-retail exclusive) and splatter (Tame Impala Webstore exclusive).
The Slow Rush is Parker’s deep dive into the oceans of time, conjuring the feeling of a lifetime in a lightning bolt, of major milestones whizzing by while you’re looking at your phone, it’s a paean to creation and destruction and the unending cycle of life. Parker told the New York Times earlier this year, “A lot of the songs carry this idea of time passing, of seeing your life flash before your eyes, being able to see clearly your life from this point onwards. I’m being swept by this notion of time passing. There’s something really intoxicating about it.” The album cover was created in collaboration with photographer Neil Krug and features a symbol of humanity all but swallowed whole by the surrounding environment, as though in the blink of an eye.
In 2019 Tame Impala headlined multiple major festivals including Coachella, Primavera, Lollapalooza, ACL and more. He debuted two new songs on Saturday Night Live and sold out arenas around the world including two nights at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.