NEVERMEN ANNOUNCE NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES PERFORMANCES FOLLOWING THE JAN. 29 RELEASE OF NEVERMEN
“Together at last – Mike Patton, Tunde Adebimpe and Adam ‘Doseone’ Drucker. One of the many excellent things about this delightfully chewy collaboration is that it does sometimes manage to sound like the three principals’ best-known bands playing in the same room at once. * * * * (Four Stars) – MOJO
Nevermen album cover; High-resolution photo (credit Peter Hinson)
Jan. 6, 2015, Waco, Neb. – Nevermen play their first U.S. shows on Feb. 19 at Webster Hall in New York and on Feb. 21 at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, with tickets on sale this Friday, Jan. 8.
The dates come as the trio’s (Adam “Doseone” Drucker, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe and Faith No More’s Mike Patton) self-titled debut arrives on Jan. 29 via Ipecac Recordings (North America)/Lex Records (ROW). MOJO Magazine awarded the album four stars, dubbing Nevermen “the CSN of avant-rap.”
Drucker said of the live outings: “QUITE excited to bring Nevermen to life, can’t wait to be a proper 3HeadedFrontMan’dBand and play this entire LP LIVE!”
Nevermen tour dates:
February 7 Paris, France Le Trianon
February 9 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Paradiso
February 10 Brussels, Belgium Palais 12 (w/Massive Attack)
February 12 Berlin, Germany Heimathafen
February 15 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
February 17 London, UK Barbican Centre
February 19 New York, NY Webster Hall
February 21 Los Angeles, CA Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Pre-orders for the 10-song album are available now, with iTunes pre-orders (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nevermen/id1051561235?ls=1&app=itunes) offering an instant download of both “Tough Towns,” a song Rolling Stone described as “a quirky, cinematic avant-pop single,” and “Mr. Mistake,” which premiered in early December via Pitchfork.
Nevermen is neither side-project nor super group; it’s merely meant to be — a years-in-the-making partnership in which these men shared all duties, discovering their collective sound with the sort of glee and freedom usually reserved for first-timers. Amid this wild, weird churn of rock, pop, rap, soul, and other, it’s shockingly easy to lose track of who’s singing at what moment, and that’s the point: to quote Tunde/Adam/Mike in song, “The frontman digests its self.” Nevermen, the album, finds these three giants shredding their egos to get at the heart of why they do what they do, to explore the hopes and fears and wins and losses of anyone who carves career out of what started as dream.