New York, NY (July 12, 2021) – Nashville-based alt-rock band Moon Taxi have added Nashville’s premier vinyl disco DJs Sparkle City Disco and small-town organic farmers turned major label rock stars Illiterate Light along with a host of other friends including Futurebirds, Olympic Music, and AFTM to their national headline Silver Dream tour this summer/fall.
The tour will find Moon Taxi and friends playing the Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, KY on August 7 and continuing through into the fall hitting venues such as New York City’s famed Webster Hall, The Ogden in Denver, Delmar Hall in St. Louis, and two nights at the brand new 2,200-capacity concert hall The Eastern in Atlanta, Georgia where the run will conclude over the Thanksgiving holiday. For more info visit http://ridethemoontaxi.com/tour
Moon Taxi has thrived on the touring circuit for years, bringing their electric performances to Coachella, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, and beyond. The band also celebrated a career-defining moment as “Nashville’s own” in October ’17 when they performed at a two night, sold-out run at the famed Ryman Auditorium earning praise from the Tennessean (“Moon Taxi evolves from ‘college project’ to rock stars”). Their music has been embraced as well by brands using their songs for many commercial and TV placements – from JEEP, to Microsoft Surface Pro, McDonald’s, to BMW, along with landmark sporting events including the Olympics, MLB, NFL, and NHL and HBO Sports. Their songs are motivational and energizing, and they have become a “go-to” band for songs that inspire forging ahead.
MOON TAXI 2021 TOUR DATES
8/7 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheater %
8/13 Wilmington, NC Greenfield Lake Amphitheater $
8/14 Island of Palm, SC The Windjammer < $
8/15 Island of Palm, SC The Windjammer <
8/25 Fayetteville, AR. George’s Majestic $
8/26 Oklahoma City, OK The Jones Assembly $
8/27 Kansas City, MO The Truman $
8/28 Denver, CO Ogden $
8/29 Aspen, CO Belly Up $
9/02 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre $
9/03 Austin, TX Emo’s $
9/04 Houston, TX Warehouse Live $
9/05 New Orleans, LA Joy Theatre $
9/10 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall $
9/11 Covington, KY Madison Theater $
9/14 Washington, DC 930 Club $
9/15 Boston, MA Royale $
9/16 New York, NY Webster Hall $
9/18 East Aurora, NY. Borderland Festival
9/19 Asbury Park, NJ Sea Hear Now Festival
9/22 Columbia, SC The Senate $
9/23 North Augusta, SC Sharon Jones Amphitheater $
9/24 Huntsville, AL Mars Music Hall $
10/02 Memphis, TN Mempho Music Fest
10/08 Birmingham, AL. Avondale Brewing !
10/09 Asheville, NC Salvage Station ^ $
10/28 Lexington, KY Manchester Music Hall $
10/29 Detroit, MI The Majestic $
10/30 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre $
10/31 St. Louis, MO Delmar Music Hall $
11/26 Atlanta, GA The Eastern < %
11/27 Atlanta, GA The Eastern < @
< Two unique nights of Moon Taxi
$ w/ Sparkle City Disco
% w/ Illiterate Light
^ w/ Futurebirds
@ w/ AFTM
! w/ Olympic Music
In January 2021, Moon Taxi released their sixth full-length album, Silver Dream(BMG). The band, who has amassed over 240 million total U.S. streams to date, will be performing songs from the album, including “Say,” “Hometown Heroes,” “Light Up,” “One Step Away,” and “The Beginning” as well as material from their entire catalog.
Rolling Stone observed, “Over the last few years, Nashville’s Moon Taxi have worked their way up from Bonnaroo buzz-band to something approaching Kings of Leon country, playing a pleasingly cross-bred rock – a little indie, a little proggy, kinda poppy.”
NPR’s World Cafe praised the band’s “strong pop sense expressed through the soulful vocals of Trevor Terndrup and an experimental edge that connects it to synth pop and electronic dance music.”
PopMatters said, “Moon Taxi’s offering of optimistic pop rock serves well as an energy and mood booster…”
Photo Credit: Don VanCleave
Moon Taxi is: Trevor Terndrup (vocals, guitarist), Spencer Thomson (lead guitarist and producer), Wes Bailey (keyboardist), Tommy Putnam (bassist) and Tyler Ritter (drummer).
The duo – Jonas Stein and David Bermudez – formed one fateful, bourbon-filled night at classic Nashville dive Foobar. Jonas, raised on punk and having toured the world playing in rock bands, had a slightly different upbringing than his counterpart David, whose schooling forbade dancing. The two did, however, share the desire to spin classic vinyl disco ’45s, and the pair cut their teeth DJ’ing every Friday night at Foobar until their popularity demanded they take the show on the road.
The duo specialize in filling rooms with the sounds of deep, pre-house disco hits from the ’70s and ’80s, and deck venues out with oversized mirrored balls, hazers, lights and lasers. Their straight-ahead DJ style features all hits and no tricks, and pays homage to the original vinyl tastemakers while honoring the genre of disco. https://facebook.com/SparkleCityDisco
More about Illiterate Light:
Illiterate Light revel in stretching boundaries and upending expectations on their self-titled Atlantic Records debut, mixing soaring indie rock, swirling psychedelia, and atmospheric folk into a captivating blend that at once calls to mind everything from Neil Young and My Morning Jacket to Fleet Foxes and Band of Horses.
Hailed as “a perfect addition to your summertime playlist” by NPR, the band honed in on their distinctive sound and identity over years of relentless touring, earning dates along the way with the likes of Shakey Graves, Rayland Baxter, Mt. Joy, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and The Head and The Heart in addition to high-profile festival slots at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk, and more. https://www.illiteratelight.com/