Destroyer North American Tour Starts 1/10, Performing Live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic 1/12

Destroyer North American Tour Starts January 10th

Performing Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic January 12th

New Album ken Out Now via Merge Records

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Praise for ken:

"Rich and ornate, the music of Dan Bejar with Destroyer is hardly simple but always fabulous." - Pitchfork

"Bejar is a uniquely beguiling songwriter: personal but not confessional, political but not propagandistic, psychedelic but not a dope about it." - Spin

“Destroyer is a one-man indie band designed to pleasantly disorient people... His lyrics are collages of everyday language.” - New York Times Magazine

"[ken] finds Bejar going full synth-pop, though still being thoroughly Destroyer. These songs might shimmer and glisten, but they aren't romantic throwbacks; Bejar still sings like the kind of guy who always travels with two packs of smokes and a flask of whiskey in his pocket. It's an addicting record that features some of Bejar's sharpest writing." - Stereogum

Beginning January 10th, Destroyer will tour North America to perform songs from the new album ken, which was released October 20th on Merge RecordsStops will include Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago. While in Los Angeles on January 12th, Destroyer will perform live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Of his 12th studio album and its enigmatic title, Destroyer's Dan Bejar offers the following:

Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for "The Wild Ones" (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was "Ken." I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. It's unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe "The Wild Ones" speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think "ken" also means "to know."

ken Is Available on All Digital Streaming Platforms

North American Tour Dates

Jan 10 Portland, OR – The Wonder Ballroom

Jan 11 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Jan 12 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater

Jan 13 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

Jan 15 Austin, TX – The Mohawk

Jan 16 Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Jan 17 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar

Jan 18 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe

Jan 19 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon

Jan 20 Chicago, IL – Metro

Jan 21 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

Jan 22 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

Jan 23 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount

Jan 24 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

Jan 26 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

Jan 27 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

Jan 28 Washington, DC – Black Cat

Jan 29 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle

Jan 30 Carrboro, NC – Cat's Cradle

Jan 31 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West

Feb 01 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge

Feb 02 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill

Feb 03 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room

Feb 05 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Feb 06 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

Feb 07 Boise, ID – Olympic Venue

Feb 08 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre

Feb 09 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom