Pitchfork reports Atmosphere will release Family Sign on April 12, marking the Minneapolis collective’s first proper album since 2008’s When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold. The group released the dual EP To All My Friends, Blood Makes the Blade Holy last year. Family Sign will reportedly feature keyboardist Erick Anderson and guitarist Nate Collis in addition to the usual contributions from Slug and Ant.
Atmosphere is gearing up for what is being described as “a first of its kind, five day tour” through Minnesota. DJ Abilities, Prof, Los Nativos and Mr. Gene Poole will join them for select dates. The tour starts February 22nd in Mankato and makes subsequent stops in Bemidji, St. Cloud, Rochester & Duluth. For more information, visit the Atmosphere page at the official Rhymesayers website.
Atmosphere’s Welcome to Minnesota Tour Dates:
02.22 – Mankato, MN @ MNSU Ballroom | Sold Out!
02.23 – Bemidji, MN @ Sanford Center Ballroom | Buy Tickets
02.24 – St. Cloud, MN @ Atwood Ballroom (SCSU) | Sold Out!
02.25 – Rochester, MN @ May Civic Center Auditorium | Buy Tickets
02.26 – Duluth, MN @ Romano Gymnasium (UMD) | Sold Out!
UPDATE: Atmosphere has announced the Family Sign Tour, joined by Grieves, Eyedea’s longtime musical partner, DJ Abilities and Sab The Artist. The dates are as follows:
4.20.11 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4.21.11 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
4.22.11 – S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
4.23.11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4.24.11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
4.26.11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
4.27.11 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
4.28.11 – Richmond, VA @ The National
4.29.11 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
4.30.11 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
5.02.11 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
5.04.11 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
5.05.11 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
5.06.11 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
5.07.11 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre with Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz
5.09.11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
5.10.11 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
5.12.11 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
5.13.11 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
5.14.11 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon
5.17.11 – Boulder, Co @ Fox Theatre