Jon Hopkins and King Creosote announce U.S. tour


It would’ve been easy to think that British dancetronica guru Jon Hopkins didn’t like the idea of booking a ton of dates when he announced a springtime U.S. tour back in February. While it was exciting that the London-native was touring with Norway’s own Röyksopp, the jaunt’s brevity was a bit disappointing. Now, after announcing another string of dates with another fantastic tourmate, it’s pretty much set in stone that Hopkins isn’t going to make it easy for all of his American fans to see him live.

He’s just put out a collaborative LP (Diamond Mine, which was released on May 24th via Domino Records) with Scottish singer-songwriter Kenny Anderson, and has revealed that he’ll be taking Anderson – better known as King Creosote – on another rather brief tour of the U.S. of A. The itinerary boasts just eight stops, but does hit enough locales on the Eastern Seaboard and Midwest to keep anyone within driving distance from complaining.

Kicking off on July 11th in Toronto, the tour takes the pair to Boston, Philly, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Vienna (Pennsylvania, that is). A set of Big Apple dates are scheduled on July 14th and 17th at the Mercury Lounge and Brooklyn’s Rock Shop, respectively, and while there aren’t any dates scheduled for any west coast or southern states, folks in those regions can settle for this Elliot Dear-directed clip of “Bubble” from Diamond Mine to hold them over. The clip is streaming below, and tour dates can be had below that.

Tickets look to be going for about $15 and more detailed information is available at each venue’s website.  Diamond Mine can be purchased at

Jon Hopkins with King Creosote 2011 Tour Dates:
07/11 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
07/13 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
07/14 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
07/15 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java Music Café
07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
07/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
07/19 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
07/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry