Tortoise announces February tour

Tortoise, the world-renowned Chicago music pioneers, announce their first 2010 dates hitting several cities that they didn’t get to visit in 2009.

Beacons of Ancestorship is the band’s first record in over five years and continues to demonstrate their ability to push boundaries, remold their sound and yet still retain a sense of cohesion – a singular "Tortoise" mood/feeling/sound that is truly their own.  The band recently completed an extensive European tour where they collaborated with Cluster at the Royal Festival Hall in London, recorded an improvised BBC studio session with Colin Newman (Wire), and took part in the 10th Anniversary ATP Festival in Minehead, England.
Feb 11  Louisville, KY  Headliners Music Hall w/Disappears
Feb 12  Nashville, TN   Exit In w/Disappears
Feb 13  Birmingham, AL  Bottletree w/Disappears
Feb 14  Atlanta, GA     The Earl w/Disappears
Feb 15  Carrboro, NC    Cats Cradle w/Disappears
Feb 16  Washington, DC  Black Cat w/Disappears
Feb 17  Millvale, PA    Mr. Smalls Theatre w/Disappears
Feb 18  Toronto, ON     Lees Palace w/Disappears
Feb 19  Ann Arbor, MI   The Blind Pig w/Disappears
Feb 20  Chicago, IL     Lincoln Hall w/Robert A.A. Lowe