Monday, February 25, 2008

Atmosphere Announce Tour Dates, Lemons Pre-Order Information

Download: Atmosphere - "Lyndale Avenue Users Manual (from Sad Clown, Bad Fall 10)

In order to demonstrate how one properly paint's one's shit gold when life hands them lemons, Minneapolis rap duo Atmosphere have announced a small, "release party" for their upcoming sixth studio album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold. The tour starts off with not one, but two Chicago dates at the Metro. Don't we Chicagoans feel special? (answer: yes).

Here's the rest of the tour dates:
04.22 Chicago, IL The Metro -
04.23 Chicago, IL The Metro -
04.24 Toronto, ON Opera House -
04.26 Boston, MA The Roxy -
04.27 New York, NY Webster Hall -
04.29 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
05.02 Austin, TX Emo's
05.03 Austin, TX Emo's
05.05 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater
05.06 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
05.07 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
05.08 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom at The Regency
05.09 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom at The Regency
05.12 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
05.13 Seattle, WA Showbox
05.14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
05.16 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
05.17 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
05.18 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

There isn't a Minneapolis date yet (yet definitely being the operative word), but fret not. Those of you who want to can order the new album through Fifth Element. Do so as soon as you can, and you might get some special goodies.

From the band's MySpace page:

The first 1,000 Pre-Orders (DELUXE EDITION ONLY) will ship with an autographed copy of When Life Gives You Lemons and a CD copy of Strictly Leakage (previously available as a download only)

Golden Lemons Contest:
We are excited to announce our 5 Golden Lemons Contest. We have placed a Golden Lemon in 5 "When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That S*!T Gold" CD's (Deluxe Edition ONLY). If you are lucky enough to find one, you will win; 2 tickets to the show of your choice on the When Life Gives You Lemons Tour and a copy of the new "Sad Clown Bad Spring 12".

To read more about the deluxe edition, go here

Between these contests, the YouTube show, free romantic advice, and an entirely free record, I'm not sure how much more Slug and Ant can give. At this rate, Slug and Ant will either have to show up to your doorstep with a new car, Oprah-style, or, shit, one of Brother Ali's kidneys. Watch your (lower) back, Ali!

When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold is out on April 22nd.

Atmosphere MySpace Page

(Jonathan Graef)

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