Just days after announcing his North American tour, ZHU has dropped some a brand new EP, Ringos Desert Pt. 1!
Yesterday, ZHU lovers everywhere rejoiced after the ever-mysterious artist posted the official tour schedule for his 2018 North American Dune Tour to his website. The excitement only continued to build, however, once fans realized that the tour dates were just the first step in his fabulously elaborate promotional campaign for his new music.
Along with the tour announcement, ZHU‘s SoundCloud was updated with a short voicemail from his manager, who is clearly less than thrilled with ZHU’s plans to bring two and a half tons of sand with him to each venue during the tour. Yes, that’s right. He is literally going to be bringing the desert to our doorsteps, and we’re so not complaining.
But wait, there’s more! Seriously, this guy’s PR team better have a fat bonus coming their way. The first song off of the album, titled “Desert Woman”, was leaked as well, playing on a loop on a secret page of ZHU’s website. You can also put in a request to order a pair of free pasties with “Desert Woman” on them by visiting that same page. But hurry, quantity is limited!
Ringos Desert Pt. 1 is supposedly the first EP in ZHU’s two-part desert-themed series. It’s been a long two years since this elusive house legend has released an album, but if the remaining tracks are anything like “Desert Woman”, it was well worth the wait. Listen to the EP below and read on for the full list of tour dates!
Pre-sale tickets for the Dune tour go on sale April 26, at 9AM (PT) and General-sale will be available April 27 at 9AM (PT). To make sure you don’t miss out, make sure to text ‘dune’ to 773-8BL-KLZT (825-5598) for first access details.
Stream the Ringos Desert Pt. 1 EP on Spotify:
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Ringos Desert Pt. 1 – Tracklist:
- Desert Woman
- Still Want You by ZHU & Karnaval Blues
- Stormy Love, Nm. (Ft. JOY.)
- Save Me
- Guilty Love
- Burn Babylon by ZHU & Daniel Wilson (Ft. Keznamdi)
Dune Phase One Tour Flyer:
Dune Tour Dates:
- 9.7 CHICO – El REY THEATER
- 9.14 LOS ANGELES – THE SHRINE
- 9.16 PHOENIX – THE VAN BUREN
- 9.18 DALLAS – BOMB FACTORY
- 9.19 AUSTIN – STUBB’S WALLER CREEK AMPHITHEATRE
- 9.20 HOUSTON – WAREHOUSE LIVE
- 9.24 WASHINGTON – ECHOSTAGE
- 9.25 PHILADELPHIA – ELECTRIC FACTORY
- 9.27 BROOKLYN – BROOKLYN STEEL
- 9.30 BOSTON – HOUSE OF BLUES
- 10.2 MONTREAL – NEW CITY GAS
- 10.3 TORONTO – THE REBEL COMPLEX
- 10.9 MINNEAPOLIS – FIRST AVENUE
- 10.13 CALGARY – THE PALACE THEATRE
- 10.15 VANCOUVER – THE VOGUE THEATRE
- 10.16 SEATTLE – PARAMOUNT BALLROOM
- 10.17 PORTLAND – ROSELAND THEATER
- 10.20 LAS VEGAS – THE PEARL
- 10.22 SAN DIEGO – THE OBSERVATORY – NORTH PARK
- 10.23 TUCSON – RIALTO THEATRE
- 10.26 MORRISON – RED ROCKS