Caravan Palace at Cambridge Corn Exchange
Known for their fusion of hedonistic house and old school jazz, Caravan Palace released their sonically explosive album ‘Chronologic’ in August; granting them opportunities to perform on primetime UK TV shows including Later…With Jools Holland and The Jonathan Ross Show. On top of this they are one of the most viral acts of the digital world, with 1.5 million monthly Spotify listeners, and nearly 560 million views on YouTube. Their 2020 tourwill hit Cambrdge Corn Exchange on Saturday 25th January.
The musical virtuosity of the band with their panache, flair and genuine joy in performing live is evident from their awe-inducing sold out headline shows and main-stage performances at festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown, Secret Garden Party and Wilderness.
The instrumentalists and studio wizards have more than risen to the challenge, once again pushing their idiosyncratic soundscapes to new heights and continuing to blur the lines between vintage and modern. Broadening the sonic palette, the early swing, jazz and big band of previous records now share the stage with new influences including rhythm & blues, bossa and soul, amongst others, while the production and performance are firmly rooted in the present. Two years hunkered down in their subterranean studio have resulted in a record that is joyous, high-spirited and so distinctly Caravan Palace. For the first time, the band has also invited a selection of superb guest singers to appear in their music, adding to the texture and widening appeal of their sound.
Initial singles from ‘Chronologic’ are already experiencing radio support from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac, and BBC Radio 6 Music, along with airplay worldwide. First single ‘Miracle’ had its visual treatment from the same animation studio as the legendary ‘Lone Digger’ video, and has climbed to over 4.3 million YouTube views since its release in February. The second single ‘About You’, which is also the first to feature outside talents courtesy of vocalist Charles X, is has notched up nearly 1 million Spotify streams in the month since its release.
Full UK tour dates as follows:
- Tue 21-Jan Ireland, Dublin, Vicar Street
- Thu 23-Jan UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy
- Fri 24-Jan UK, Leeds, O2 Academy
- Sat 25-Jan UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange
- Mon 27-Jan UK, Bristol, O2 Academy 1
- Tue 28-Jan UK, Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
- Thu 30-Jan UK, London, O2 Academy Brixton
- Fri 31-Jan UK, Manchester, Albert Hall
- Sat 01-Feb UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy 1