To kick off the tour Marion has released an experimental version of "Afria Talks To You," reworked by Japanese cult artist Oorutaichi.
The original single is taken from his critically acclaimed sophomore album, Positive Force, via Luaka Bop, which NPR describes as "world music, prog, reggae, surf-rock and more...bursting with eccentric ideas."
Marion and his band will also play End of the Road Festival in the UK and Raleigh, NC's Hopscotch Festival next month.
Delicate Steve has been touring with Yeasayer, tUnE-yArDs, and Givers this summer, including an incredible appearance at last month's High Sierra Festival. He joined Built to Spill onstage and replaced Doug Martsch's lead guitar during the last song of the band's set.
Earlier this summer, 10 bands including Yeasayer, tUnE-yArDs, Ra Ra Riot and Givers, premiered a different track from Positive Force across their social media channels. The album stream followed his public installation listening event where playbutton devices housing one of Positive Force's ten songs were placed in ten locations across Brooklyn and Manhattan. Watch his playbutton interview with CMJ TV below.
CMJ TV: Delicate Steve's Delicate Cheese - video:
Delicate Steve 2012 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
8/16 - Portland, ME - State Theatre*
8/17 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion*
8/29 - Paradiso, Amsterdam (Sigur Rós Show After-Party)#
8/30 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix^
8/31 - London, England - Shacklewell Arms
9/2 - North Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
9/6 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
9/7 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Neck Tie
* w/ Girl Talk
# w/ Sigur Rós
^ w/ Omar Rodriguez Lopez
"Delicate Steve slings his (mostly) instrumental guitar-pop into deep space." - SPIN
"...albums like this don't only become living memories for the artists, but for the fans who listen as well." - FILTER
"There are few electric guitar masterminds putting their expertise to such unique ends as Steve Marion does..." - Consequence of Sound
For the latest tour dates and information, go to:
Delicate Steve Official Website