Gotye announces North American tour, remix album + previous indie release Like Drawing Blood


Multi-platinum recording artist Gotye announces his biggest ever tour of North America, including stops at the some of the nation's most iconic venues including Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, LA's The Greek and NYC's Radio City Music Hall.

He'll also appear at Bumbershoot and Austin City Limits; full list of dates below! Tickets go on-sale to the public on June 8, 2012. Fans who have "Liked" Gotye on Facebook or signed up for his mailing list by midnight EST on June 4 will get advance access to purchase tickets for all shows. Go to Gotye's official website for more details.

Special guests on the tour include acclaimed Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins, Brooklyn buzzband Chairlift and indie pop outfit Givers. South African born multi-instrumentalist Jonti will open most dates with cult hero Zammuto (ex-The Books) playing first at some shows. Kimbra - who featured on Gotye's chart topping song "Somebody That I Used To Know" - will make a one off appearance on the Dallas date.

It was also announced that Gotye will finally release his cult album Like Drawing Blood on CD and vinyl for the first time in the US through Fairfax/Universal Republic Records this July; it is available digitally now.

Like Drawing Blood, originally released in Australia in 2006, is the album that first put Gotye on the map. In his homeland it was the ultimate indie 'word of mouth' project; eventually going platinum without ever making the top 40. It eventually earned Gotye the Australian equivalent of a Grammy and went on to top numerous critics polls in Europe before being named iTunes "Album of the Year" for 2007 in the UK. The album features his cult classic "Hearts A Mess".

Next month, fans will get another bonus release from Gotye - ten remixes of the song that changed everything for him - "Somebody That I Used To Know" [Featuring Kimbra] - from his most recent album Making Mirrors (Fairfax/Universal Republic Records). The bundle, available June 8th via iTunes, will feature remixes by Tiesto, Adrock, 4FRNT, Gang Colours, M-Phazes, and many more; full track list below! There are over 1,000 unapproved remixes of this song scattered across the internet so this release collects most of Gotye's favorite versions in one place.

"Somebody That I Used To Know" [Feat. Kimbra] has been #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the last seven weeks. It also recently reached #1 at Top 40 and #1 at Hot AC and thus sits on top at four radio formats - an historic accomplishment.

The music video recently crossed the 200 million mark on YouTube, making it one of the most-viewed clips ever.

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - official video:

Gotye's most recent offering Making Mirrors has already sold nearly two millions copies globally. The recordings were created over the duration of more than two and a half years. To write and record its dozen intricate songs, Gotye moved from Melbourne to a barn on his parents' remote land in Australia's Mornington Peninsula. Making Mirrors, is pop at its most precise, but also electronic music at its most emotional. The record delves into dub, Detroit-era Motown soul, stadium-size politi-pop, synth-folk and world music on glorious, sprawling, huge-hearted songs.

Gotye 2012 North American Tour Dates In Full:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

Aug 22 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)
Aug 24 Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)
Aug 25 Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside Theater (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)
Aug 26 Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Theater at Target Center (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)
Aug 28 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center (w/Chairlift & Jonti)
Aug 29 Calgary, AB @ Stampede, Corral (w/Chairlift & Jonti)
Aug 31 Burnaby, BC @ Deer Lake Park (w/Chairlift & Jonti)
Sept 1 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (w/Missy Higgins)
Sept 2 Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield Amphitheatre (w/Chairlift & Jonti)
Sept 4 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre (w/Chairlift & Jonti)
Sept 6 Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre Berkeley (w/Chairlift & Jonti)
Sept 14 Kansas City, MO @ Berkley Riverfront Park (w/Chairlift & Zammuto)
Sept 16 Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (w/Chairlift & Zammuto)
Sept 17 Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion (w/Chairlift & Zammuto)
Sept 18 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre (w/Chairlift & Zammuto)
Sept 20 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater (w/Chairlift & Zammuto)
Sept 21 Montreal, QC @ Jacques Cartier Pier (Old Port) (w/Chairlift & Zammuto)
Sept 22 Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)
Sept 25 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)
Sept 27 Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park (w/Givers & Zammuto)
Sept 29 Camden, NJ@ Susquehanna Bank Center (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)
Sept 30 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)
Oct 1 Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheatre (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)
Oct 3 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)
Oct 4 Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)
Oct 5 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)
Oct 7 Miami, FL @ Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront Park (w/Givers & Jonti)
Oct 8 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues (w/Givers & Jonti)
Oct 10 New Orleans, LA @ Lakefront Arena (w/Givers & Jonti)
Oct 11 Spring, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (w/Givers & Jonti)
Oct 12 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre (w/Kimbra & Jonti)
Oct 13 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

"Somebody That I Used To Know" Remix Album Tracklisting:

Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) [Gang Colours remix]
Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) [Blblo remix]
Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) [M-Phazes remix]
Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) [Faux Pas remix]
Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) [4Frnt remix]
Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) [Tiesto remix]
Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) [Sneaker Fox remix]
Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) [Dan Aux remix]
Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) [Miami Nights 1984 remix]
Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) [Adrock remix]

"Making Mirrors finds Gotye making the most of a canny notion: that the pop sounds of the '80s didn't fall out of fashion so much as fall victim to dated production. By freshening up the feel but maintaining the drama, he lands on a batch of songs timeless enough to survive the next 30 years." - NPR

"It's safe to say Gotye has entered the annals of legendary, inescapable crossover breakup hits." - TIME

"…Ingenious, oddly touching, refreshingly emphatic bedroom pop." - Rolling Stone

"…pop magician" - The New Yorker

Photo credit: Cybele Malinowski

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