Headlining the Warp20 (London) party at the Coronet, Battles will be playing alongside Broadcast, Plaid who are doing a classics set and more special guests to be announced, and in Berlin, they will be performing at the infamous Berghain.
Seemingly out of the spotlight in 2009, Battles have been blowing hearts and minds elsewhere. May saw them headline the Brian Eno curated festival 'Luminous' at the Sydney Opera House. His enthusiasm for the band is evident, for when asked Eno proffered, "I asked to be member of the band! They refused, I missed the audition!"
In November they will be headlining Warp20 (Tokyo) playing to a 12,000 strong audience at the Makuhari centre. In between that and singer Tyondai Braxton's commitments around his accomplished solo work 'Central Market', Battles have been writing their new album, which is due out second half of 2010. As it is unlikely Battles will tour again before their second opus drops, the time is nigh to check out new material.
Battles in Europe - December 2009
Fri 04 Berlin - Berghain, Warp20 (Berlin), (w Gravenhurst, Nice Nice, !!! DJs.) info
Sat 05 London - Coronet, Warp20 (London), (w Broadcast, Plaid & More Tba) info
Mon 07 Manchester - The Academy, (w Flying Lotus + Nice Nice) tickets
Tue 08 Paris - Elysee Monmartre (w Flying Lotus, Nice Nice & DJ Kieran Hebden / Four Tet) tickets
Thu 10 Dublin - u:mack's 15th Birthday Party (w The Ex, 65DaysOfStatic, !!! DJ's, Adebisi Shank, Skinny Wolves DJ's) tickets
Fri 11 The Hague - Paard/ State-X New Forms Festival tickets
Sat 12 Atp/ Minehead - 10 Years (w Tortoise, Shellac, Dirty Three Etc.) tickets