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Tour News: Lotus supports new album, Hammerstrike

Lotus is on the road to support its new studio album, Hammerstrike.

Lotus is ont he road to support is new album, Hammerstrike.

The album, out on SCI-Fidelity Records, captures a sound that hearkens back to the 1970s. It primarily was recorded live in one room to analog tape by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man).

Lotus formed at a Mennonite college that had banned on-campus dancing as late as the 1980s, and the band has been fusing electronic dance music with instrumental post-rock for the past eight years.

Confirmed tour dates, venues and cities include:

Oct. 25: Park West @ Chicago with Family Groove Company

Oct. 26: The Intersection @ Grand Rapids, Mich., with Garganta

Oct. 28: Skully's Music-Diner @ Columbus, Ohio, with Papadosio

Oct. 29: House of Blues @ Cleveland with Papadosio

Oct. 30: Lulu's State College @ State College, Pa.

Oct. 31: Theatre of Living Arts @ Philadelphia, with Grimace Federation

Nov. 1: 9:30 Club @ Washington, D.C.

Nov. 2: The National @ Richmond, Va., with SeepeopleS

Nov. 3: Jefferson Center @ Roanoake, Va.

Nov. 5: Neighborhood Theatre @ Charlotte, N.C. with SeepeopleS

Nov. 6: Cat's Cradle with SeepeopleS

Nov. 7: Orange Peel @ Ashville, N.C., with SeepeopleS

Nov. 8: Georgia Theatre @ Athens, Ga., with SeepeopleS

Nov. 9: Music Farm @ Charleston, S.C., with SeepeopleS

Nov. 11: Freebird Live @ Jacksonville, Fla., with SeepeopleS

Nov. 12: Beta Bar @ Tallahassee, Fla., with SeepeopleS

Nov. 13: Proud Larry's @ Oxford, Miss., with SeepeopleS

Nov. 14: Tipitina's Uptown (Indoors) @ New Orleans, with SeepeopleS

Nov. 15: Antone's @ Austin, Texas, with SeepeopleS

Nov. 26: Chameleon Club @ Lancaster, Pa.

Nov. 28: Mr. Small's Theatre @ Millvale, Pa.

Nov. 29: Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza @ New York

Dec. 30-31: Fox Theatre, Boulder, Colo.

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