Destroyer announces tour behind Kaputt

On January 25th, Destroyer will release their ninth LP, Kaputt on Merge Records. Dan Bejar and company will tour in support of the release with North American dates beginning in March.

Watch the video for the title track here:

Dan Bejar started Destroyer as a solo home-recording project in the early to mid-nineties. Over the course of his career as Destroyer, he has established himself and his band as one of the most unpredictable success stories in modern, popular music. As a songwriter, Bejar is recognized as having few peers. As a musician, he is like the court jester, waiting in the wings, poking fun at those who take themselves too seriously and skewering those who would celebrate commerce as art.

These are some of the themes alluded to or avoided in the album Kaputt

Kaputt by Malaparte, which Bejar has never read… Kara Walker, specifically the lyrics she contributed to the song “Suicide Demo for Kara Walker”… Chinatown, the neighborhood bordering on Bejar’s… Baby blue eyes… 80s Miles Davis… 90s Gil Evans… Last Tango in Paris… Nic Bragg, who played lead guitar on every song, again… Fretless bass… The hopelessness of the future of music… The pointlessness of writing songs for today… V-Drums… The superiority of poetry and plays… And what’s to become of film?… The Cocaine Addict… American Communism… Downtown, the neighborhood bordering on Bejar’s… The LinnDrum… Avalon and, more specifically, Boys and Girls… The devastated mind of JC/DC, who recorded, produced and mixed this record from fall of 2008 to spring of 2010… The back-up vocals of certain Roy Ayers and Long John Baldry tours… Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence…


Mar 17 Vancouver BC – The Commodore Ballroom

Mar 18 Seattle WA – The Crocodile

Mar 19 Portland OR – Doug Fir Lounge

Mar 21 San Francisco CA – Great American Music Hall

Mar 22 Los Angeles CA – Troubadour

Mar 23 Tucson AZ – Club Congress

Mar 25 Austin TX – The Mohawk

Mar 26 Dallas TX – The Loft

Mar 27 Little Rock AR – Sticky Fingers Chicken Shack

Mar 28 St Louis MO – The Luminary Center for the Arts

Mar 29 Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall

Mar 30 Pontiac MI – The Pike Room at the Crofoot

Mar 31 Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace

Apr 01 Montreal QC – La Cabaret du Mile End

Apr 02 Cambridge MA – Middle East Downstairs

Apr 03 New York NY – Webster Hall

Apr 04 Philadelphia PA – First Unitarian Church

Apr 05 Washington DC – Black Cat

Apr 06 Asheville NC – Grey Eagle

Apr 07 Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle

Apr 08 Atlanta GA – The Earl

Apr 09 Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge

Apr 11 Madison WI – High Noon Saloon

Apr 12 Minneapolis MN – Cedar Cultural Centre

Apr 13 Winnipeg MB – West End Cultural Center

Apr 15 Edmonton AB – Starlite Room

Apr 16 Calgary AB – #1 Royal Canadian Legion