Multi-platinum recording artist Gotye announces his biggest ever tour of North America today, including stops at the some of the nation's most iconic venues including LA’s, Greek Theatre on September 4. Tickets go on-sale to the public on June 8. 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 www.gotye.com for more details.
Special guests for The Greek Theatre date include Brooklyn buzzband Chairlift and South African born multi-instrumentalist Jonti.
It was also announced today 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" with its unforgettable video.
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’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.
SEPTEMBER 4 at 7:00 PM
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 8 at 10:00 AM
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Tickets available at the Greek Theatre box office, online at www.Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. A service charge is added to each ticket price. For more information, visit www.GreekTheatreLA.com.