Thundercat Announces Extensive North American Headline Tour

Thundercat announced a headline North American tour in addition to his previously announced appearances at festivals including FYF Fest in Los Angeles and Afropunk in New York City.
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Thundercat released his critically acclaimed third full length album Drunk earlier this year on Brainfeeder Records. Since announcing the album in January with the single “Show You The Way” featuring Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins, Thundercat has played shows across the world including a sold out North American winter tour, sold out shows across Europe and Japan, and festivals including Coachella.

Today, Thundercat announced a headline North American tour in addition to his previously announced appearances at festivals including FYF Fest in Los Angeles and Afropunk in New York City. All newly announced North American headline shows will be on sale to the general public this Friday, May 19 at 10am local time, except for the Brooklyn, NY show which will go on sale at 12pm ET. For ticket information, visit

Drunk is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder mastermind Flying Lotus. Drunk is the follow up to his widely praised 2015 mini album The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam. Drunk is available via digital, CD and on vinyl comprised of four red 10”s housed in a lift-off box featuring photography by Eddie Alcazar and artwork by Zack Fox.

THUNDERCAT is the alter ego of virtuosic bassist / singer Stephen Bruner. The South Los Angeles-native previously released two critically acclaimed full length albums on Brainfeeder Records and mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam. Thundercat has also made outstanding contributions to landmark albums by Kamasi Washington (The Epic) and Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp A Butterfly). His work on Lamar’s netted him his first Grammy in 2016.

“a fiery visionary... he is known for overturning established ideas about jazz and hip hop, Thundercat's new album shows he's got quite the ear for old-school pop hooks as well." - Tom Moon, NPR All Things Considered

“The third album from bassist/songwriter Thundercat is whimsical and somber, funny and meaningful, sometimes all at once. Drunk's oddball soul confronts the challenge of just trying to live life.” – Marcus J Moore, Pitchfork – “Best New Music”

“at heart a funk album, Drunk contains multitudes. Echoes of Frank Zappa’s weird early-’70s records, Parliament-Funkadelic’s cosmic energy, Miles Davis’ experimental fusion years and classic King Crimson permeate the 23 songs." – Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times

"Drunk crams 23 songs and snippets into 51 minutes that evoke the sumptuous jazz-infused R&B of the '70s, filtered through catchy melodies, undergirded by virtuoso musicianship and salted with conflicting emotions." – Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

05/29 Detroit, MI - Movement Electronic Music Fest
06/03 Philadelphia, PA - The Roots Picnic
06/05 Toronto, ON - Field Trip
06/17 Barcelona, Spain - Sonar Festival
06/18 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret
06/20 Warsaw, Poland - Brainfeeder presents @ Progresja
06/22 Vienna, Austria - Brainfeeder Presents @ Arena Open Air
06/24 Glastonbury, UK – Glastonbury Festival
06/25 Chicago, IL - Mamby On The Beach
07/14 Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre * w/ Beck
07/16 Pemberton, BC - Pemberton Music Festival
07/21 Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
07/22 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival
07/23 London, UK - Afropunk
07/30 Yuzawa, Japan - Fuji Rock
08/11 San Francisco - Outside Lands Festival
08/26 Brooklyn, NY - Afropunk Festival
08/30 Tuscon, AZ - Club Congress
08/31 Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
09/02 Pomona, CA - The Glass House
09/05 Arcata, CA - Humboldt State Universtiy
09/06 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
09/11 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
09/12 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
09/14 Denver, CO - The Ogden
09/15 Mishawaka, CO - Mishawaka Amphitheatre
09/16 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
09/17 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09/19 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
09/20 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre
09/21 Champaign, IL - Pygmalion @ Krannert Center
09/25 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
09/29 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09/30 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
10/03 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
10/04 Columbia, SC - Music Farm
10/06 New Orleans, LA - Tipitina’s
10/07 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/08 Baton Rouge, LA - The Varsity Theatre
10/10 Orlando, FL - The Beacham Theatre
10/13 Miami, FL - III Points Festival
11/14 Glasgow, UK - ABC
11/15 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
11/16 London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire
11/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
11/19 Antwerp, Belgium - Roma

11/21 Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre

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