FIRST AVENUE, SURLY BREWING & JAM PRESENT
520 Malcolm Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55414
Doors 4:30 PM / Show 6:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Tame Impala is Kevin Parker. His last album Currents (Interscope) was released in 2015 earning him a second GRAMMY nomination, RIAA Gold-certification and word-wide critical acclaim. The New York Times labeled it a "a tour de force" and Pitchfork said, "nearly every proper song on 'Currents' is a revelatory statement of Parker's range and increasing expertise as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and vocalist while maintaining the essence of Tame Impala." NPR noted, "[Parker] advocates for constant reinvention... That commitment to evolution helps make Tame Impala an unlikely but worthy candidate for major stardom."
Hailing from Perth, Australia, he first toured the U.S. in 2010, playing small clubs for crowds of 200. A handful of trips to the U.S. later and thanks to the ravenous demand of fans for a transcendent live performance, Tame Impala has gone on to headline festivals and theaters around the world and released three full length albums - Innerspeaker, Lonerism and Currents. As a writer and producer Parker has collaborated with Travis Scott, SZA, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Kali Uchis, Theophilus London, Miguel, A$AP Rocky and more.
WATCH SELECT VIDEOS FROM TAME IMPALA’S PERFORMANCE AT COACHELLA
Apocalypse Dreams https://youtu.be/dSStFm2ulHE
New Person, Same Old Mistakes https://youtu.be/bAFu9G1xf1o
Ahead of the festival, Tame Impala (Kevin Parker) released new singles, “Borderline” and “Patience,” both via Interscope Records. Parker debuted both tracks on Saturday Night Live on March 30.
Watch Tame Impala perform “Patience” on SNL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzGkzw93sPY
Watch Tame Impala debut “Borderline” on SNL here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udNshW3fznE&feature=youtu.be
Early Praise For "Patience" & “Borderline”
"Pounding major-seventh piano chords like Todd Rundgren, using conga drums to punch up and punctuate synthesizer arpeggios, and hinting at Michael Jackson in his melodies, he comes to the realization that he’s “growing up in stages/living life in phases.” It’s an honest part of a long-term evolution." - The New York Times
""Patience" kicks off with a languorous bit of piano-house, synth lines imported straight from '80s Italy, a congo roll — perhaps the ones pictured on the album art — and, of course, glimmers of starry-eyed psychedelics. It's immediately infectious. Parker asks, almost coyly, "Has it been that long? Did I count the days wrong?" Yes, Kevin, it's been a while — but when the pay-off is this luxurious, who's counting?" - NPR
"“Patience” takes the sleek studio advances of Currents and leapfrogs further: If that album was where Kevin Parker went from a heady bedroom artist to the kind of songwriter and producer who shows up on a Rihanna album, then “Patience” shows him fully comfortable in his expanded horizons, reaching even further toward the stars."
- Rolling Stone
“The song’s deep groove and infectious melody quickly embed themselves in the listener’s consciousness, the kind of tune that is deeply familiar even after one listen. Tame are clearly tapping into new territory for the project, and the results are extraordinary.” - UPROXX
"Tame Impala's latest is funky feel-good music that demands that thumbs are snapped and heads are swayed – first to the right, then the left. Close your eyes when zoning out to Kevin Parker's soaring voice that floats above your head and you'll see colors – the visible spectrum and so, so much more – smashing together, separating, mixing, and multiplying into shapes recognized and never before seen." - MTV
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