If David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust stepped out of the ‘70s and landed on stage today, he could be no more at home than jamming with psychedelic pop-rock group Tame Impala. Formed in Western Australia in 1999 by two teenagers, Tame Impala tapped the sound of the late 1960s when it at last began laying down tracks eight years later. They found immediate success in their native land when their first EP broke through the top ten on Australia’s pop charts and soared to number one on the independent label chart. Encouraged by their success, Tame Impala headed back into the studio and released the delay- and reverb-heavy Innerspeaker – their first full-length album – in 2010. Awards poured in for the psych pop group from Perth, including two of Australia’s top music prizes: the ARIA Album of the Year and the Triple J Album of the Year. Not content to rest on their laurels, Tame Impala stripped out the guitars for their next release, 2012’s Lonerism, and laid down a series of tracks heavy on distortion and phasing, but the album remained a critical and commercial success, once again winning the Triple J Album of the Year and landing a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album. Success not only breeds success, it often breeds experimentation, leading Tame Impala to experiment further for its 2015 album, Currents, which sees the quintet adding uptempo dance numbers and mellow mid-1960’s R&B to its growing pop-synth repertoire. Tame Impala continues to interact with their fans, letting them select upcoming singles and feel engaged in the band’s musical direction, all while building support for their upcoming tour. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Tame Impala Tickets.
Tame Impala Currents Tour
Tame Impala takes its 2015 Currents Tour to some of the greatest musical cities of America’s past and present, including New York, Philadelphia, and Austin, before heading home to tour their native Australia. The band’s ‘60s-era progressive rock translates well from the studio to the stage, with driving rhythms, drum solos, and guitar riffs that keep an audience on its feet throughout their ninety-minute set. Fans of their recorded work will not be disappointed by their live show, while those who love acid rock and psychedelia, whether young or old, will find their sound as appealing as the experimental bands of a bygone era. Concert highlights for Tame Impala’s Currents Tour include an expanded version of the psychpop Elephant and a distorted, bass-heavy Solitude Is Bliss. Tame Impala has the look and attitude of a band on the cusp of stardom in1970 – intensely focused on the music rather than the extraneous perks of rock ‘n’ roll stardom, and it shows in their tight licks and performances packed with one jam after another.