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Cloud Control, Caged Animals, Darwin Deez, Daughter, DIIV, Landshapes,…

We have been busy touring with a lot of cool bands offering trasnport, backline, drivers, tour managers, sound engineers,…

2013-09-18 13.04.13

Darwin Deez – US Tour 2013

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Daughter @ Rock EN Seine, Aug 2013

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Lights of Landshapes, UK Tour Oct 2013.

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Cloud Control EU Tour, Nov 2013. Play in the snow somewhere in Les Alpes!

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Caged Animals – EU Tour Jan 2014


DIIV @ Optimus Festival 2013


Darwin Deez – US Tour 2013

2013-06-23 20.02.31

Darwin behind the wheels! EU Festival Tour 2013.

Gary Wilson

Gary Wislon & The Blind Dates – UK&EU Tour 2013

Gary Wilson tours Europe

Gary Wilson is best known for his 1977 album “You Think You Really Know Me”, after which he promptly retired from recording and performing concerts. He holds a cult following and the likes of The Roots, Questlove, Matt Groening (yeah, the guy that made The Simpsons), Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw) and Beck, who shouts Wilson in “Where It’s At (Two Turntables And A Microphone)”, are all fans of his material. Now, Gary Wilson tours Europe.

We’ll be on the road with Gary from today, as he makes his way across Europe throughout the month of May:

MAY 17 – COLOGNE, DE @ Stecken
MAY 18 – UTRECHT, NL @ Le Guess Who festival at ACU
MAY 21 – LONDON, UK @ The Shacklewell Arms
MAY 22 – BRISTOL, UK @ Start the Bus
MAY 23 – MADRID, SP@ Centro de Arte
MAY 26 – PARIS, FR @ Villette Sonique Festival

To get updates from Gary Wilson, follow @garywilson64 on Twitter or check out the official website. Keep your eyes peeled on the Elephant Riders Facebook page for some updates from the road.

Gary Wilson tour 2013 — Gary stands in the corner of a room

Darwin Deez UK tour 2013

Team Elephant Riders have just finished an extensive tour with modern indie-pop dance party Darwin Deez. Hitting venues across the length and breadth of the country, the Darwin Deez UK tour kicked off at Manchester’s The Ritz music venue and wound up at metropolitan music festival, Live at Leeds.

Hopefully you managed to drop in on one of the tour dates. For those of you that managed to sneak a photo of the Elephant Riders crew, one of our tour vans, or any good shots of the band; post them to our Facebook page.

If you missed the chance to catch Darwin and the guys on tour, be sure to check out the Elephant Riders dream team of Darwin Deez + Friends at New Slang (London) on July 19th, 2013.

Members of the band Darwin Deez and Elephant Riders crew, on the Darwin Deez UK Tour, holding various items of stuff.Darwin Deez asleep on the floor of the tour vanPhotos by Tim McCoy of Darwin Deez.

Darwin Deez is back!!!

Darwin Deez is back in Europe to introduce his new album ‘Songs for Imaginative People’ due for February 2013.
Darwin will showcase his new songs in London, Paris and Berlin. Here are the dates:

Wed 28th Nov – LONDON @ XOYO (SOLD OUT)
Thu 29th Nov – PARIS @ La Boule Noire (SOLD OUT)
Fri 30th Nov – BERLIN @ Magnet (SOLD OUT)

Here is the new video of new single ‘Free':

KYTE tour dates for Asia

Asian tour with the lovely guys of Kyte!!!
They have recently released their new album ‘Love to be lost’ which has been no.3 in the alternative album chart in Japan!!! Fresh!

Here are the Kyte tour dates:

14.11 – The Wall. Taipei TAIWAN
15.11 – Yu Tin Tang. Shanghai CHINA
17.11 – Mao. Beijing CHINA
19.11 – Umeda Shangri-La. Osaka JAPAN
20.11 – Shibuya Duo Music Exchange. Tokyo JAPAN


On tour with the legendary heavy doom metal band PENTAGRAM for their 40th anniversary!!!
Here are the dates:

1/11 – London @ The Garage
2/11 – Manchester @ Academy 3
3/11 – Bristol @ Exchange
4/11 – Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks

Django Django – UK Tour

Really pleased to tour with DJANGO DJANGO (UK, Because) for their UK headline tour!!!

10.15.2012 Bristol – O2 Academy w/ Hot Chip
10.16.2012 Southampton – Guildhall w/ Hot Chip
10.19.2012 London – Brixton Academy w/ Hot Chip
10.20.2012 Norwich – Waterfront
10.22.2012 Sheffield – Plug
10.23.2012 Manchester – HMV Ritz
10.24.2012 Edinburgh – The Liquid Room – Edinburgh
10.25.2012 Glasgow – O2 ABC1
10.27.2012 Dublin – Button Factory
10.29.2012 Brighton – The Old Market
10.30.2012 London – Heaven

CHAINS OF LOVE – European Tour

From Vancouver, Chains Of Love is touring around UK/Europe for their first time! Really awesome Garage/Soul, here are the touring dates:

22-Sep HAARLEM @ Patronaat
23-Sep EINDHOVEN @ Alstadt
24-Sep AMSTERDAM @ Paradiso
26-Sep LONDON @ Hoxton Bar
27-Sep MANCHESTER @ Trof Fallowfield
28-Sep EDINBURGH @ Third Door
29-Sep SHEFFIELD @ Bungalows & Bears
30-Sep CARDIFF @ The Undertone
01-Oct SOUTHAMPTON @ Joiners
02-Oct BRIGHTON @ Sticky Mike’s
03-Oct PARIS @ Le Petit Bain
04-Oct BRUSSELS @ Bar du Matin
08-Oct BERLIN @ Schokoladen
09-Oct HAMBURG @ Molotow
10-Oct COLOGNE @ Sonic Ballroom
12-Oct MUNICH @ Club Zwei
13-Oct OFFENBACH @ Hafen 2

FRIENDS – Summer Festivals

We have been touring with Friends for three weeks around Europe playing loads of cool festivals in Norway, Sweden, Portugal,…
Only three festivals to go, Jersey Live Festival, Berlin Fest and Bestival!
Here is a video of Friends at Reading Festival.

EYEHATEGOD – Old School!

We are doing the last run of Eyehategod’s UK/EU tour! Very excited about that!
Here are the dates:

07.08 – Bristol, Fleece
08.08 – Manchester, Academy 3
09.08 – London, Garage
11.08.2012 B – Ieper, Ieperfest
12.08.2012 GER – Cologne, Gebäude 9

ASG – First European tour!!!

So proud to tour with ASG for their first European tour. Awesome stoner rock band from North Carolina.


We have been on tour with the legendary band ST VITUS for a run of UK dates with Acid King as support! Hell yeah!
Last UK date tonight in Bristol at The Fleece before Hellfest!


Friends is still on tour in Europe and about to start their UK tour.
Please come along. Here are the dates:

05/05 – Leeds Festival, Leeds
06/05 – Digital, Newcastle
07/05 – King Tuts, Glasgow
08/05 – O2 Academy, Manchester
09/05 – La Scala, London
10/05 – Horatios, Brighton
11/05 – The Haunt, Brighton
12/05 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
14/05- Theckla, Bristol
15/05/12- Rotonde, Brussels
16/05/12- La Maroquinerie, Paris
19/05/12- Magnolia, Milan

Friends – I’m His Girl from Lucky Number Music on Vimeo.

METRONOMY @ Hollywood Bowl – May 2012












We are going to be touring in the US for six weeks with Metronomy! First stop, Miami @ Ultra Music Festival!
Friends are going to support some of the dates! Fresh!


We are touring with Valient Thorr for a month around Europe!
Here are the dates:

22.03 – Madrid, Caracol
23.03 – Hondarribia, Psylocibenea
24.03 – Porto, Hard Club
25.03 – Lisboa, Caixa Economica Operaria
27.03 – Barcelona, Estraperlo Club
28.03 – Salon de Provence, Portail Coucou
29.03 – Grenoble, L’Amperage
30.03 – Parma, Circolo Onirica
31.03 – Romagnano Sesia (NO), Rock N Roll Arena
01.04 – Bozen, halle 28
02.04 – Vienna, Arena
03.04 – Stuttgart, KellerKlub
04.04 – Jena, Rosenkeller
05.04 – Berlin, Magnet
06.04 – Athen, An Club
07.04 – London, Desertfest 2012
08.04 – Manchester, Moho Live
09.04 – York, Fibbers
10.04 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
11.04 – Brussels, Magasin 4
12.04 – Liège, Péniche Inside Out
13.04 – Tilburg, O13, Roadburn Festival 2012