Denver, CO’s FLOBOTS are gearing up for handful of record release shows in support of their upcoming album THE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE (Shanachie Records/ release date: August 28, 2012). The band will be offering a special VIP package for fans that will include a Meet & Greet with the band, The Circle In The Square CD and a t-shirt. Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased via www.flobotstix.com
Aug 22 @ The Waiting Room (Omaha, NE)
Aug 23 @ The Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins, CO)
Aug 24 @ Hi-Dive (Denver, CO)
Aug 25 @ The Black Sheep (Colorado Springs, CO)
Kicking off with the incendiary title track as the first single which Huffington Post calls “probably their biggest statement song yet”, Flobots are returning to the forefront of the socio-political alternative/hip-hop fusion they helped pioneer over the last decade. Self-written, recorded, and produced, The Circle In The Square is a fascinatingly multi-layered album that serves as a vehicle to talk about the beauty and the danger in the current world.
Formed in Denver, CO when a pair of intelligent, visionary emcees joined focuses with a powerful rhythm section and a classically-trained violist, Flobots fused disparate interests and styles of music to create a potent combination that brings together live hip-hop, strings-laden breakbeats and symphonic rock-infused crescendos that has earned them a reputation for both originality and authenticity. Written during the height of the Iraq war, their mega-hit “Handlebars” thrust them into the spotlight, earning the band a #3 position on Billboard’s “Modern Rock Tracks” chart.
Flobots are Jonny 5 (emcee, vocals), Brer Rabbit (emcee, vocals), Mackenzie Gault (viola, vocals), Jesse Walker (bass) and Kenny Ortiz (drums). The Circle In The Square will be released on August 28, 2012 via Shanachie Records. The first single “The Circle In The Square” impacted radio on June 26th.
A national US tour starting in September will be announced shortly.