Theophilus London Announces Tours with Big Boi, Friendly Fires

Theophilus London Announces Tours with Big Boi, Friendly Fires.

Theophilus London opens for Friendly Fires, Oct 8.

Theophilus London Announces Tours with Big Boi, Friendly Fires

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011; Posted: 12:08 PM – by BWW News Desk

Theophilus-London-Announces-Tours-with-Big-Boi-Friendly-Fires-20010101Theophilus London has announced a tour in support of his much-hyped full-length debut Timez Are Weird These Days, which is out now (click to buy on iTunes and Amazon.) The tour kicks off August 11th with a SummerStage show in Central Park with Nas and Damien Marley, and also includes a string of dates with Big Boi, an appearance at Austin City Limits, and a 3-week tour with Friendly Fires. A full list of tour dates is below.

On August 20th in Austin, TX, Theophilus London will play the inaugural performance of the Special Engagements Concert Series, presented by Intel and Dell, which is a new live concert series debuting on Noisey.com. The monthly series is grounded in a technology-driven audience experience, which gives fans the power to collaborate with the performing artist before and during the show. Together, they will produce a once-in-a-lifetime event that is streamed live across the world. The series kicks off August 20 in Austin, Texas at the famed Lustre Pearl with Brooklyn-based sensation Theophilus London and host Telli from Ninjasonik. For this first Engagement, fans will determine which exclusive remix Theophilus London debuts during his set, send in visual interpretations of his album to accompany the performance, submit shout-outs and even decide the shirt he wears on stage. Leading up to the debut event in Austin, they will determine factors of the performance via polling widgets, Twitter and Facebook. Fans can watch Theophilus London’s video announcement and learn how to attend and call the shots by visiting http://noisey.com/specialengagements.

Timez Are Weird These Days is Theophilus London’s full-length debut. Critical praise has been pouring in from publications across the spectrum, including features in Interview Magazine, Details, XXL, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and video and song premieres on Mashable, Wired.com and NY Magazine’s Vulture blog. He has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman (w/Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Theophilus will perform on the season premiere of 90210 on September 13th.

“Timez Are Weird These Days feels like a welcome cool breeze in sweltering mid summer.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“With eclectic taste and ready pop instincts, London creates an ideal mix of indie and hip-hop tailor made for rocking stages.” -XXL

“[Theophilus London is] pioneering a new path for music.” -Newsweek

Theophilus London 2011 Tour Dates
08/11 – New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield (Central Park Summer Stage) w/Nas and Damien Marley
08/11 – New York, NY @ Beanpole x Kim Jones x Opening Ceremony Block Party
08/20 – Austin, TX @ Lustre Pearl, Noisey.com x Dell and Intel
08/26 – Brisbane, AU @ The Trivoli Theatre ^
08/27 – Newtown, AU @ The Enmore ^
08/31 – Sydney, AU @ Oxford Arts Factory ^
09/01 – Northcote, AU @ Northcote Social Club
09/02 – Melbourne, AU @ Palace ^
09/03 – Northbridge, WA @ Metro City ^
09/16 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
09/16 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside w/Twin Shadow
09/21 – Johannesburg, RSA @ Alex Theatre
09/24 – Johannesburg, RSA @ The Gearbox
09/30 – Marseille, FRA @ Festival Marsatac
10/04 – Carrborro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
10/05 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
10/07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft *
10/08 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *
10/11 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa *
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia *
10/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
10/19 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune *
10/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *
10/23 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre *
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
10/26 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
10/27 – Boston, MA @ Paradise *

^ w/Big Boi
* w/Friendly Fires