Kishi Bashi – “Violin Tsunami” [Video]

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Kishi Bashi has shared an animated video for his song “Violin Tsunami,” off his new Headphone Approved album Omoiyari and directed by Julia and Mike McCoy.

“The inspiration for the song that came from a violin that was gifted to me called ‘Tsunami.’ The luthier, who is Japanese-Brazilian and an ordained buddhist priest, told me he embodied his prayers for the victims and survivors of the Fukushima tsunami tragedy into the making of the instrument,” explains Kishi Bashi. “I immediately began to play it and was inspired to create a piece of music about the injustice of the Japanese-American Incarceration of WWII. In the video, the spirits are ultimately transformed into a peaceful bed of lanterns that embody the spirit of healing and the transmission of memory.”

Kishi Bashi has also announced an extensive fall North American headline tour. The dates will begin September 26th in Atlanta, GA, and continue through November 9th in Charlottesville, VA, and include an October 14th show in Los Angeles and a November 2nd show in Brooklyn. A current itinerary is below and tickets are on sale at 10am local time today HERE.

Kishi Bashi 2019 Tour Dates:
06/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge SOLD OUT
06/12 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall SOLD OUT
06/14 – Portland, OR @ The Old Church SOLD OUT
06/16 – Seattle, WA @ Washington Hall SOLD OUT
06/18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club SOLD OUT
06/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre SOLD OUT
06/20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club SOLD OUT
6/22 – Santa Fe, NM @ Inn of the Five Graces
9/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
9/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic NOLA
9/28 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
9/29 – Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater
9/30 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/2 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
10/5 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Theatre
10/6 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/7 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/8 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/10 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
10/11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
10/12 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
10/13 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
10/24 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/25 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
10/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
10/27 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
10/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/29 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater
11/1 – Norwalk, CT @ Wall Street Theater
11/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11/3 – Boston, MA @ Royale
11/4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/6 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/7 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
11/8 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
11/9 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
11/23 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
11/24 Brighton – Brighton, UK @ Hope & Ruin
11/25 – London, UK @ Omeara
11/26 – Bristol, UK @ Hy Brasil
11/27 – Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazy
11/28 – Manchester, UK @ Yes
11/29 – Paris, FR @ 1999
12/1 – Berlin, DE @ Gretchen
12/3 – Munich, DE @ Milla
12/4 – Wien, AT @ Chelsea
12/5 – Zürich, CH @ Bogen F
12/7 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
12/8 – Copenhagen, DK @ Huset KBH

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