VOLCANO CHOIR

"Shed skin/ Like a master" It's been four years since the first Volcano Choir album Unmap provided a glimpse into the collaborative mind set between a singer and the band that inspired him. Ideas were minted, written at a distance and realized in the studio; edges sanded back and flaps tucked in, the craftsmanship of the endeavor bearing evidence of the craft itself, and the technology used to assemble it. Unmap strove to find strands of life between the ones and zeroes - a carefully constructed narrative that lead the listener through its darkest passages like a tour guide leading their charges through a cave, with nothing but a slack length of rope and the senses of sound and touch. Just as importantly, it brought these people together, setting an expectation for themselves.

Volcano Choir’s First US Tour Dates


When Volcano Choir released Unmap on Jagjaguwar in 2009, it wasn’t clear if the band would ever perform its songs on stage. Then, late last year, Volcano Choir and Collections of Colonies of Bees performed a short and extremely successful Japanese tour. Contrarede’s live footage of these performances blew our minds (watch the video for “Island, IS” above).

We are very happy to announce two Volcano Choir concerts this spring in the U.S.

03/25/11 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center (tickets) All Ages

03/26/11 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall (tickets) All Ages

Concert Footage of Volcano Choir Performing “Island, IS” in Tokyo

Pardon my French, but Good Lord! This is incredible. Contrarede filmed the band’s concert (specifically “Island, IS) at O-West.  Justin Vernon tweeted “dudes! were playing! it’s goin good!” at us yesterday, and like, yeah, dude, that is an understatement.

Chris Rosenau makes a new partner...a Cocktail Partner

Chris Rosenau makes a new partner...a Cocktail Partner

It looks like the boys are having a fun time in Japan. Justin has been posting photos from the tour on the blogtower.

Volcano Choir Comes To Life – Rehearses in Eau Claire for Japan Tour

Volcano Choir – “Still” from Volcano Choir on Vimeo.


Some of the questions raised when we announced the existence of Volcano Choir were “When are they going to tour?” and “How will they re-create this live?” The answers to those are 1) They will tour only in Japan, of course, and 2) With lots of practice. We received two videos of Volcano Choir rehearsal, and I’ll be damned if I don’t have a passport. The evolution of “Still” is particularly great.


Volcano Choir – “And Gather” from Volcano Choir on Vimeo.

For those of you who aren’t in Japan, don’t cry! Just enjoy the videos we have, and try not to drown your sorrows in Four Lokos this weekend. If you DO live in Japan, go buy these men your finest Japanese beverages.

11/8 Mon Tokyo @ Shibuya O-west
11/9 Tues Tokyo @ Shibuya O-nest
11/10 Wed Nagoya @ Huckfin
11/11 Thurs Osaka @ Sunsui

Click here to purchase Unmap by Volcano Choir.

Volcano Choir to Tour Japan…and Nowhere Else

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If you are a fan of Collections of Colonies of Bees/Justin Vernon’s strange and wonderful Volcano Choir collaboration, you might want to dust off your passport! All members (including Justin) are going to play a few shows in Japan. No plans to tour anywhere else are in the works. Isn’t that something? Have fun, guys!

More info and tickets can be found at the Contrarede site here.

11-08 Tokyo, Japan – O-West
11-10 Nagoya, Japan – Huckfinn
11-11 Osaka, Japan – Sunsui

Byegone by Volcano Choir

Island, Is by Volcano Choir

Byegone by Volcano Choir
Island, Is by Volcano Choir

07/31/14
Montreal, QC - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre

09/06/14
Boston, MA - Boston Calling

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US:
Jackie Nalpan - Paradigm Agency
JNalpant@paradigmagency.com

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