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Published: 2012/01/27

Mickey Hart Announces New Album, Tour Dates

Mickey Hart has announced his first album in five years, entitled Mysterium Tremendum, to be released April 10 on the drummer’s own 360° Records. The new album, which features lyrical contributions from Robert Hunter and is co-produced by Ben Yonas (Zion I, Spencer Day, Jazz Mafia), comes as the followup to 2007’s Grammy award winning Global Drum Project.

“I have always thought of life, the world at large, as music,” says Hart. “This work is a physical representation of that notion. I have combined sonic images of the formation of our universe with sounds drawn from musical instruments. It’s all about the vibrations that make up the infinite universe. In this case, they began as light waves and these light waves are still washing over us. Scientists at Penn State, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, and Meyer Sound have transformed these light waves into sound waves. This band is exploring a new musical topography. These musical excursions transport me to wonderful and strange new places filled with rhythms for a new day. The combination of music of the whole earth and the sounds of the planets, the stars, the events that formed our universe is intoxicating and points toward an awareness of what music is, could be, and where it comes from. “

In addition, Hart will also hit the road in March for the “Above The Clouds” tour. The 21 date tour kicks off at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, CA on March 1 and will see the band perform along the West Coast before heading inland to play shows in Louisville, KY, Washington, DC, Wanee Festival in Clearwater, FL and more. The tour closes out on April 26 at – La Zona Rosa in Austin, TX. More dates are expected to be announced soon. See below for the full list of dates.

Mickey Hart Band Tour Dates

3/1/12 Santa Cruz, CA—Rio Theatre
3/2/12 Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre
3/3/12 Las Vegas, NV—Hard Rock Cafe
3/4/12 Flagstaff, AZ—Orpheum Theatre
3/6/12 San Luis Obispo, CA—SLO Brewing Company
3/7/12 Healdsburg, CA—Raven Theater
3/8/12 Sacramento, CA—Colonial Theater
3/9/12 Chico, CA—El Rey Theatre
4/10/12 Louisville, KY—Headliners
4/11/12 Cleveland, OH—Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
4/12/12 Jim Thorpe, PA—Penn’s Peak
4/13/12 Ridgefield, CT—Ridgefield Playhouse
4/14/12 Londonderry, NH—Tupelo Music Hall
4/16/12 Washington, DC—9:30 Club
4/17/12 Carbarro, NC—Cat’s Cradle
4/18/12 Asheville, NC—Orange Peel
4/20/12 Live Oak, FL—Wanee Festival
4/21/12 Atlanta, GA—Sweetwater 4:20 Festival
4/22/12 Birmingham, AL—Workplay Theatre
4/23/12 Fayetteville, AR—George’s Majestic Lounge
4/25/12 Dallas, TX—Granada Theatre
4/26/12 Austin, TX—La Zona Rosa


There are 11 comments associated with this post

Ed Walsh January 30, 2012, 10:46:50

Wanee is in Live Oak, Florida, about four hours drive from Clearwater, Florida.

Got any spare change? January 30, 2012, 10:48:33

No NY or NJ on the tour…they got plenty of junk collecting homeless people banging on pots and pans..hey..didnt I see you in Central park by that trash can???

sam gallagher February 1, 2012, 02:17:55

Please, Mickey….no seattle? what about eugene? i cant drive that far, man!

Jeff February 1, 2012, 13:40:55

Can’t wait for this album!

Harrison February 1, 2012, 13:52:31

WOW! Can’t wait to hear the new album. Very cool that he keeps coming up with out of this world concepts to develop such a cool and unique sound. Looking forward to the show in Santa Cruz!!!!

John Chase February 1, 2012, 14:16:08

LA ZONA ROSA!!!!!!!!! So Stoked!!!!! Saw your band at Tahoe too… AMAZING.

chelsea February 1, 2012, 16:04:16

YESS another tour!!!!! can’t wait to see this band again. STELLAR

Kurt February 1, 2012, 19:56:47

Saw them at the Crystal Bay Club. They are playing really well together! Stoked for these shows!

Cameron February 6, 2012, 13:16:28

I saw Mickey play in Tahoe two weeks ago, it was amazing.. Can’t wait for the Santa Cruz show!

Casey February 6, 2012, 19:54:58

Can’t wait to hear the new album! He spoke at university about his work with NASA... sounds cool

Mari February 14, 2012, 03:39:32

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