Published Oct 03, 2019Black Marble is set to return with the new album Bigger Than Life this month, and project mastermind Chris Stewart has now mapped out a North American tour in support of the record, as well as shared another new video.
The fall North American tour will kick off in L.A. on November 2. In addition to hitting various U.S. cities, the trek will make its way to Canada for a Toronto show on November 15 and a Montreal stop on November 16. The Toronto appearance comes as part of the Eisbear festival being put on by Odonis Odonis.
See the full schedule down below.
Following the videos for "One Eye Open" and "Feels," Black Marble has now also shared a new video for Bigger Than Life track "Private Show." Believe it or not, the video marks the first Stewart himself has appeared in.
"I've preferred in the past not to be featured in my music videos but having set the stage in this way it felt right to metaphorically 'show up' for this one and lend myself to this character who feels both on the inside and outside of this world at the same time," he explained in a statement. "Both I and the director grew up in the South and likely felt some of the themes from the song personally, so it was easy for me to be this person who moves through this seductive and tight knit world like a ghost."
Meanwhile, director Ben Joyner has this to say:
For "Private Show," I really wanted to create something that felt alive and spontaneous. The track had this immense emotional weight to it, but also felt really fun. The goal was to craft something that reflected that feeling. The concept was born out of my personal relationship with an event in Mississippi called the Neshoba County Fair. It's the nation's largest campground fair, an abandoned southern shantytown that comes to life for one week every year at the end of July. It's a wild and beautiful place that feels almost frozen in time. And while it's really unique and special, it also carries some historical tension that is palpable. The music provided a rich emotional landscape to explore the place and the people that inhabit it. I loved the idea of bringing Black Marble to the fair and sort of dropping him into the middle of the spectacle.
Watch the video for "Private Show" below the tour dates.
Bigger Than Life is due out via Sacred Bones Records on October 25. It marks the first Black Marble album since 2016's It's Immaterial.
11/02 Los Angeles, CA - SUBSTANCE at the Los Angeles Theater
11/05 TUCSON, AZ - Club Congress
11/07 Austin, TX - Levitation at Empire Control Room
11/08 Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street
11/09 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
11/10 Nashville, TN - The Basement
11/12 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
11/13 State College, PA - Webster's
11/14 Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College
11/15 Toronto, ON - Eisbaer 2019
11/16 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
11/19 Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
11/20 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
11/ 21 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
11/22 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Record Release Show) *
11/24 Washington, DC - Black Cat
* with Automatic