Rubik Returns to the US for a Spring Tour in Support of their US Debut – Dada Bandits – Out Now on Fullsteam/Paper Tiger AV

inland’s indie art-pop collective Rubik are returning to the US in June for a full tour in support of their second album and US debut – Dada Bandits. Released Stateside this past fall on Fullsteam/Paper Tiger AV, the album was met with critical praise and found the Finnish collective doing a handful of US dates including a show at CMJ Music Marathon in NYC as well as session for KEXP.

“Listening to Dada Bandits, it’s hard not to feel that Rubik’s done more—rather than following international trends, they’re showing us all the way forward.” – NYLON

Rubik, now a staple on the European indie-music scene, started playing out live in 2003. In 2005, the band released their debut EP People Go Missing and in 2007 they released their first studio full-length Bad Conscience Patrol on Fullsteam Records. The album was a hit and shot to the #7 position on the heavy-metal dominated Finnish album chart. The release also found the band touring and playing festivals across Europe where they shared the stage with various noteworthy artists including Mogwai, Apostle of Hustle and Disco Ensemble.

In 2009 Rubik retreated to an old Ballroom-turned recording studio located in the Finnish countryside town of Porvoo to record, produce and mix Dada Bandits – their second album and US debut. The album found instant fans among the critics and was followed by a short run of US dates including their incredible first ever CMJ show.

“Many bands would do well to take a cue from CMJ Best of Show Rubik and have an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to performance, swapping out guitars for trombones and electronic doohickeys on a lark.” – Black Book

Now the US finally has an opportunity to see this astonishingly talented collective of Finnish musicians when they hit the road in June for a month worth of dates with Mewithoutyou and David Bazan. Confirmed dates include:

June 2 Off Broadway St. Louis, MO

3 Granada Lawrence, KS

4 Marquis Theater Denver, Co

5 Murray theater Murray, UT

7 El Corazon Seattle, WA

8 Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR

10 The Boardwalk Orangevale, CA

11 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA

12 Henry Fonda Los Angeles, CA

13 Martini Ranch Phoenix, AZ

15 Emo’s Austin, TX

16 The Door Dallas, TX

17 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK

18 Outland Ballroom Springfield, MO

19 Juanita’s Little Rock, AR

20 M-Lounge Birmingham, AL

21 Hi-Tone Memphis, TN

22 Masquerade Downstairs Atlanta, GA

23 Exit/In Nashville, TN

24 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC

25 The Square Room Knoxville, TN

26 Mad Hatter Covington, KY

27 Eagle Theatre Pontiac, MI

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