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Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat has revealed a new set of tour dates in support of his recently released mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam, which arrived last month on Flying Lotus‘ Brainfeeder label.

See his updated tour schedule below.


Photo by Noah Haynes-Brooks, Portland, 2014
Thundercat 2015 Tour DatesAug 01-02 — Happy Valley, OR — Pickathon Festival @ Pendarvis FarmAug 06 — Washington, DC – Afropunk Pre-Party @ The Howard Theatre

Aug 08 — Los Angeles, CA – Low End Theory Festival @ Shrine Expo Hall

Aug 23 — Brooklyn, NY – Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park

Sep 17 — San Diego, CA – Cabsah

Sep 18 — Phoenix, AZ — Valley Bar

Sep 19 — Albuquerque, NM — Historic El Rey Theatre

Sep 20 — Denver, CO — Larimer Lounge

Sep 22 — Tulsa, OK — Vanguard

Sep 23 — Austin, TX — Holy Mountain

Sep 24 — Houston, TX — Studio at Warehouse Live

Sep 25 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Club

Sep 26 — Denton, TX — Oaktopia

Sep 27 — Toronto, ON — The Hoxton

Sep 29 — Montreal, QC — Theatre Fairmount

Sep 30 — Boston, MA — Middle East Downstairs

Oct 01 — Philadelphia, PA — Johnny Brenda’s

Oct 03 — Atlanta, GA — Afropunk Festival @ Atlanta’s Central Park

Oct 04 — Vancouver, BC — The Alexander

Oct 06 — Seattle, WA — The Crocodile

Oct 07 — Portland, OR — Star Theatre

Oct 08 — Arcata, CA — Arcata Theatre

Oct 09 — San Francisco, CA — 1015 Folsom

Oct 10 — Santa Barbara, CA — Velvet Jones

Bassist/songwriter/vocalist Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, has music deeply rooted within. His father, Ronald Bruner, Sr., is an internationally renowned jazz drummer who played with the Temptations, Diana Ross, Gary Bartz and Gladys Knight. His brother Ronald Bruner, Jr., a Grammy-winning drummer, has played with the likes of Roy Hargrove, Stanley Clarke, and Wayne Shorter. Stephen joined his brother as a member of West Coast punk vets Suicidal Tendencies, playing bass on their worldwide tours while still in high school. He also toured through Japan with Stanley Clarke at the age of 16. As Thundercat, the Red Bull Sound Select artist takes his jazz roots and works with a mix of artists that suit his wildly experimental sensibilities – ranging from Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, and Stanley Clarke, as well as more recent collaborations with Wiz Khalifa and Earl Sweatshirt, to name but a few. After meeting and touring with Flying Lotus, the two artists collaborated on Lotus’ 2010 LP Cosmogramma on the track “MmmHmm.” Their kindred sense of musicality led to Thundercat’s 2011 solo debut The Golden Age of Apocalypse, co-produced by Flying Lotus, which opened Bruner up to a new stratosphere of songwriting and artistic exploration.In 2013, Thundercat teamed up with executive producer Flying Lotus once again, to form a profound body of work for his second album, Apocalypse. Forthcoming on Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint this July, the album straddles lines and pushes genres further, blurring the confines of pop, funk, electronica and prog rock, and creating something else entirely. Both vulnerable and fearless, a comedy and tragedy, Apocalypse is an intimate portrait of an artist who will continue to take music to a new place; the beyond.