Photos -Â The Arcs at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, April 11 2016
– photos by Pavel Boiko
The ArcsÂ kicking off a tour for their debut album Yours, Dreamily, at the Commodore in Vancouver.
The “West Coast Caravan” leg of the tour also includes stops in Seattle and Portland and sold-out shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Pomona, plus two appearances at the Coachella festival. The band then heads eastward for shows in Denver, St. Louis, Austin, New Orleans, and more, making a final stop at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis on May 1.
The Arcs are also slated to perform at several North American festivals this summer, including Forecastle, Wayhome, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, and their just-announced addition to the Newport Folk Festival line-up, plus newly announced shows in Asheville, Richmond, and Detroit.
The band is fronted by The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach, along with Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, and Nick Movshon. Songs include “Outta My Mind”, “Like a Ship Without a Sail” and “Put a Flower in Your Pocket”.
Yours, Dreamily, was released last year on the Nonesuch record label to critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone saying it “takes what Auerbach does at his best, in and out of the Keys–confessional, texturally enriched blues propelled with garage-rock force–and adds a riveting jump in eccentricity.”