This June, Mike will hit the road with his band for an eagerly awaited run of dates to celebrate the release of his sixth solo LP, Flying Games. The first single from the new record “Tilting” is streaming everywhere and you can watch the new video for the song https://youtu.be/8CZTqGRNHr4. The album is available for pre-order on vinyl/CD at dry.gd/flyinggames.
The tour begins in Portland, ME and concludes with a hometown show in Burlington, VT. Complete dates are below. A limited number of tickets are available now via a real-time pre-sale at tickets.mike-gordon.com (ending this Thursday at 5PM ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10AM ET. Visit mike-gordon.com/tour for more info.
Flying Games is an album of constant and wildly hypnotic movement, each moment animated by unexpected sounds that morph and expand and spin off into their own strange orbits. To create such a mesmerizing body of work, Mike spent months – including much of 2020’s lockdown – writing and recording in his makeshift Megaplum home studio, immersing himself in sonic experiments. The album was produced by Gordon, recorded by longtime collaborator Jared Slomoff, and mixed by six-time Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War on Drugs),
As the songs became more fully formed, Gordon brought in contributions from bandmates, drummer John Kimock, keyboardist Robert Walter, percussionist Craig Myers, and guitarist/pedal-steel player Scott Murawski, all of whom submitted parts from afar which were then woven into the initial tracks.
Flying Games Tracklist:
Back In The Bubble
Revolution Of The Mind
Sughn Never Sets
Mike Gordon 2023 Tourdates
6/15 State Theatre, Portland, ME
6/16 Northlands Music Festival, Swanzey, NH
6/17 Webster Hall, New York, NY
6/18 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
6/20 Madison Theater, Covington, KY
6/21 Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo, MI
6/23 Blue Ox Music Festival, Eau Claire, WI
6/24 Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
6/25 Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
6/27 Delmar Hall, St. Louis, MO
6/28 The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
6/30 Mr Smalls Theatre, Millvale, PA
7/1 Peach Music Festival, Scranton, PA
7/2 Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington, VT