Blonde Redhead

Watch: Blonde Redhead - “3 O’Clock” Live Video

May 17, 2017

In March, alternative rock pioneers Blonde Redhead unassumingly dropped their 3 O'Clock EP and today released a live performance video from the title track, along with an announcement of summer tour dates. You can watch it below and check in on Blonde Redhead's summer moves.

The video was directed by Alex Caroppi and filmed by c and filmed live in Amsterdam at Paradiso Noord on March 10th, 2017, during a stop on their most recent European tour. It's great to see the relaxed savvy of singer Kazu Makino and the Pace brothers on stage and definitely piques interest in catching one of their upcoming shows.

The announcement fills you in on their latest release: "3 O'CLOCK was released March 10th, 2017 on the band's own label, Asa Wa Kuru Records. This melancholic EP, with an aromantic graft, follows the tour that, in 2016, saw Blonde Redhead reinvent their cult album Misery Is A Butterfly with a string quartet. The new atmospheres developed during this tour emerge occasionally in the pieces of 3 O’CLOCK, as the band pushes even more in the direction of a massive presence of strings and wind instruments such as the viola, cello, violin, clarinet, oboe, flute and trumpet. The EP was made with the help of, among others, the string quartet ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble), and Eyvind Kang, an American composer and violinist who collaborated with Blonde Redhead on Misery Is A Butterfly and the latest tour in support of the album.

Blonde Redhead will be playing in New York the next two nights before resuming in July on a European festival circuit and a 4-stop tour of the United States West Coast. The European tour sees them performing at BBK Festival in Bilbao (ES), Festival les George in Fribourg (CH) and Dour Festival in Dour (BE), among others. The full list of tour dates is below. 

05.18.2017 / The Kitchen (Simone & Amedo Pace live score experimental films / NY, NY
05.19.2017 / The Kitchen (Simone & Amedo Pace live score experimental films / NY, NY
07.08.2017 / BBK Festival / Bilbao, Spain
07.09.2017 / Arti Vive Festival / Soliera, Italy
07.11.2017 / Erarta Stage / St. Petersburg, Russia
07.12.2017 / Flacon Design Factory / Moscow, Russia
07.13.2017 / Festival les Georges / Fribourg, Switzerland
07.14.2017 / Dour Festival / Dour, Belgium
07.22.2017 / Regency Ballroom / San Francisco, California
07.23.2017 / FYF Fest / Los Angeles, California
07.25.2017 / Wonder Ballroom / Portland, Oregon
07.26.2017 / Neumos / Seattle, Washington