Capitol recording artist, COLIN MUNROE announces his first string of US tour dates with K. Flay kicking off May 29 in San Diego and continuing throughout the summer (dates below). To coincide with the tour announcement Colin is debuting the track ‘Your Eyes’ ft/ K. Flay exclusively on Jay-Z’s Life + Times http://lifeandtimes.com/lifetimes-premiere-colin-munroe-your-eyes, where after you can download at ColinMunroe.com. All the while building up to the release of his mixtape Unsung Hero premiering later this summer via a partnership with Karmaloop http://www.karmaloop.com/plus/Colin-Munroe.
Colin has already launched two new tracks from Unsung Hero. First, the epic and understated “The Fight of My Life” which features Grammy-nominated artist Pusha T over a sample of Tender Mercy by London-based Goth Pop band Au Palais. The Second track, “Invincible” generated by Grammy-winning music producer and founding Wu-Tang Clan member, RZA featuring Memoryhouse.
Fans got a chance to interact directly with the Invincible track when Capitol partnered with Aurasma, the world’s first visual browser, to create an augmented reality music lyric video/installation in support of the song. By simply downloading the free Aurasma Lite app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play, fans can point their mobile devices at the ‘trigger’ image below of Colin and watch the lyrics to “Invincible” come to life before their eyes.
Full lyric video involving the Community 54 project below:
Colin Munroe is an archetype of the “playlist” music generation. As he emerges in 2012 with a new body of work fans can expect Colin to unleash his fresh, urban alternative side. As a young, small-town homeschooler, Colin fell in love with his father’s LPs from the 60s and 70s; he left home for Toronto at the age of 18 and started hanging out with MCs and DJs. He was soon writing and producing for them. Self-taught, Munroe writes, produces, and performs nearly all of his own music, mixing the ideas and aesthetics of ‘pop’ and ‘underground’ effortlessly.
Look for Colin Munroe’s mixtape dropping early this summer, and a debut album release via EMI Music early next year.
Date City, State Venue
May 29 San Diego, CA Casbah
May 30 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
Jun 01 Santa Monica, CA The Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
June 09 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom
June 11 Austin, TX Stubbs Jr. Bar-B-Q
June 12 Dallas, TX The Cambridge Room @ House of Blues
June 14 Houston, TX House of Blues Bronze Peacock
June 18 Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn
June 19 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
June 20 Washington D.C. U Street Music Hall
June 24 St. Paul, MN Harriet Island Festival/ Raspberry
June 26 Des Moines, IA The Vaudeville Mews
June 27 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
June 29 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
June 30 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill
July 01 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
July 05 Pontiac, MI The Pike Room
July 06 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom Tavern
July 08 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
July 10 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground-Showcase Lounge
July 11 Cambridge, MA T.T. The Bear’s
July 12 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
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