CARAVAN PALACE SETS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

NEW SINGLE “BLACK BETTY” AVAILABLE MAY 26

“LONE DIGGER” PASSES 65M VIEWS


“if Daft Punk and Django Reinhardt had a baby, it would sound like Caravan Palace.” — San Francisco Weekly

“If you hang for just a moment…you’ll be dancing.” —NPR “Weekend Edition”

“exhilarating electro-gypsy-jazz” —NPR Music

“The French group…makes you want to grab your cubicle mate and get funky.” —Noisey

“an irresistible party band, whose raison d’être is to get people dancing.” —The Independent

Parisian seven-piece electronic big band Caravan Palace hits the road this summer to tour North America in support of their critically acclaimed third full-length album, <|°_°|>, out now on Le Plan Recordings. The tour kicks off June 26 at the Toronto Jazz Festival and includes stops in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Chicago. See below for a complete list of dates.

Caravan Palace’s live show has elicited critical praise, with the Los Angeles Weekly raving that frontwoman “Zoé Colotis is a sassy chanteuse who oozes oodles of charisma as she kicks up her heels merrily and scats-sings with rapid-fire intricacy over her band Caravan Palace’s joyfully jazzy arrangements,” while the Austin American-Statesman says the band “filters the spirit of Django Reinhardt through an electrocool super collider to produce next-generation gypsy jazz with a European club vibe.” The Boston Globe hails the band as “jaunty, quirky, and frenetically danceable.

Since its release, <|°_°|> has also seen its share of acclaim. In premiering the record, KCRW noted that “this new album keeps the good times coming, with a potent mix of fun-loving genre mashups.” Host Marco Werman of PRI’s “The World” commented on air, “you can see my body moving, because…it is!” and PopMatters named the album the “#2 Pop Record of 2015.” The record also saw chart success, reaching #3 on Billboard’s Electronic/Dance Album chart and #5 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart; it remained on the Billboard Electronic/Dance chart for over 81 weeks.

The band, compelled by demand on social media, took time away from their touring schedule to record the Lead Belly classic “Black Betty,” which had become a fan favorite at their live shows and hit #9 in YouTube’s global viral chart after their performance on “Later… With Jools Holland.” The song will be available for purchase and streaming on May 26. Additionally, the video for the single “Lone Digger” has been watched over 65 million times via YouTube and can be viewed/shared at https://youtu.be/UbQgXeY_zi4.

Fronted by vocalist Zoé Colotis and founding members Hugues Payen (violin), Charles Delaporte (upright bass) and Arnaud Vial (guitar) alongside Antoine Toustou (trombone, machines), Caravan Palace cites influences as diverse as Cab Calloway and Daft Punk. The group first formed when approached to compose the score to a silent erotic movie from the early 20th century and broke out in their home country with their self-titled 2008 debut, which went Platinum in France. Their profile in the U.S. has grown largely via word of mouth, selling over 160,000 records in North America and recently performing at Coachella, where LAist included them in their list of “15 Under-The-Radar Acts…You Shouldn’t Miss” and noted that “you’ll need your dancing shoes on for this keyboard and horn-heavy band.”

For more information, please contact Joe Cohen or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


CARAVAN PALACE TOUR DATES


June 26 /// Toronto, ON /// Toronto Jazz Festival
June 27 /// Ottawa, ON /// Ottawa International Jazz Festival
June 29 /// Montreal, QC /// Montreal International Jazz Festival
June 30 /// Rochester, NY /// Rochester International Jazz Festival
July 1 /// Boston, MA /// House of Blues
July 2 /// Asbury Park, NJ /// Stone Pony
July 5 /// Washington, DC /// 9:30 Club
July 6 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Warsaw
July 7 /// New York, N /// Y Irving Plaza
July 8 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Theatre of Living Arts
July 11 /// Kansas City, MO /// Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
July 12 /// Denver, CO /// Ogden Theatre
July 14 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Skyway Theatre
July 15 /// Chicago, ILv House of Blues
July 16 /// Detroit, MI /// St. Andrews Hall
July 20 /// Baie St. Paul, QC /// Le Festif!