Following an extensive tour of the US, Canada and Europe last year, Montreal, Canada-based psych-rock trio Elephant Stone are pleased to announce they will return to the UK for a week-long run of headline tour dates in May 2017 – tickets are on sale now, see below for full dates and details.
Beginning at the Moth Club on 26th May in London, the tour takes in shows at Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and Sheffield, finishing at The Hope & Ruin in Brighton on 31st May.
The band recently released their critically acclaimed new full length album Ship of Fools late last year in the UK via California-based label Burger Records and you can watch an exclusive live studio video of album cut ‘Silence Can Say So Much’ BELOW:
On returning to the UK for further dates, front man Rishi Dhir comments: "I know I speak for the whole band when I say our two UK dates were definite highlights of our 2016 Ship of Fools tour. We can't wait to comeback in the summer and play London and the cities we missed on the last run.”
Dhir has previously recorded and toured with the likes of Beck, The Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Horrors, before launching his own project in 2009 for which he’s responsible for vocals, sitar, and bass. The band name is a reference to both the song by The Stone Roses and a literal stone that Dhir owns: a statue of the Hindu god of new beginnings, Ganesh. With typically tongue-in-cheek humour, he describes Elephant Stone’s signature sound as – wait for it – “Hindie Rock”.
Elephant Stone’s debut album, The Seven Seas, was nominated for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize, which honors the best full-length Canadian album. In 2013 Elephant Stone released their second full-length LP, Elephant Stone, with the album received critical acclaim from NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound and more. A third album, The Three Poisons, came in 2014, followed by a remix album, ES3PRMX, in 2015 featuring contributions from Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Tom Furse of The Horrors, Alex Maas of The Black Angels and Peter Holmström of The Dandy Warhols.
Ship of Fools is out now via Burger Records
Elephant Stone 2017 Tour Dates:
26th May – Moth Club, London - TICKETS
27th May – The Moon Club, Cardiff - TICKETS
28th May – Karma Festival, Leeds – TICKETS
29th May – Mono, Glasgow - TICKETS
30th May – Picture House Social, Sheffield - TICKETS
31st May – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton - TICKETS