Yves Tumor

Fremont Theatre San Luis Obispo

Thursday, May 25, 2023 8:00 PM


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Yves Tumor – “To Spite or Not to Spite” will be live at the Fremont Theater on Thursday, May 25th.

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show  8:00 PM


YvesTumor shifts, alters, and plays with the boundaries of contemporary art andculture in a boundlessly visceral and authentic sonic signature. With an arcthat effortlessly graces rock, psychedelia, and electronica in a constantre-invention of pop music, comparisons only serve as limitations intended todefine that which cannot be. Yves Tumor melds restraint and chaos in a soulfulclarity; diluting reality by giving meaning to the abstract and allowing fordissonance to be seen and heard as harmony.

“Yves Tumor redefines Rock Stardom” - THENEW YORK TIMES

YvesTumor has announced their most accomplished and anticipated album to date, Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does NotConsume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds), set for release on March 17th viaWarp Records with an accompanying world tour to commence at Coachella Festival.The album achieves new artistic heights for the project in an uncannyrecalibration of pop music. This is Yves Tumor’s most intimate and personalstatement to date, guiding the listener through a conceptually manifoldspiritual journey –– circuitously weaving darkness to light, pop andinnovation, cacophony to church-like calm. Picking up where the albums’ initial“God Is a Circle” single release left off, The album’s intoxicating melange ofaddictive melodies and adventurously executed arrangements is aptlydemonstrated by “Echolalia,” the latest single + video. Both music videos aredirected by visionary Jordan Hemingway (who helmed a previous Yves Tumor video‘Secrecy Is Incredibly Important To The Both of Them’), that explores anemotive and transgressive world, brilliantly peppered with references of 70’sarthouse cinema.

Praise A Lord…. is produced by Noah Goldstein (Frank Ocean,Rosalía, Drake, Rihanna, Bon Iver), and mixed by Alan Moulder (My BloodyValentine, Nine Inch Nails), lending the album with a sonic signature that actsas a distillation and amplification of Yves’ previous work. The album’sboundlessly visceral aesthetic is bolstered by invaluable contributions fromlong-time collaborators Chris Greatti (Yungblud, WILLOW), Yves Rothman(Girlpool, Amaarae) and Rhys Hastings, melding restraint and chaos in a soulfulclarity. Throughout, Yves manifests their vision of diluting reality by givingmeaning to the abstract and allowing for dissonance to be seen and heard asharmony.

Therelease marks the formal follow up to 2021’s acclaimed The Asymptotical WorldEP in where accolades for this EP included ‘Jackie’ as the #1 song of 2021 viaCrack Magazine and in Pitchfork's Top 25 songs of the year. Crushed Velvet wasfeatured in Best of Spotify’s Indie for 2021 and in best songs of the year inVogue Magazine. The preceding full length 2020 album Heaven To A Tortured Mind,of which also yielded a cavalcade of critical praise, including year-endaccolades from New York Times, WSJ, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, the FADER, NPRand more. More recently Yves Tumor surfaced as the only featured artist on thenew WILLOW album <COPINGMECHANISM>. Yves Tumor embodies and controls theunique and influential power to redefine pop music as we know it, with muchmore to come.

“Tumor’s idiosyncratic and evenintimidating aesthetic choices….. are precisely what gives the work its glowingmodernity.”–– THE NATION

YvesTumor will embark on a highly anticipated Global Tour, kicking off with a debutnew live show at Coachella Festival and proceeding into an expansive headlineand festival tour also including Primavera Sound. Yves Tumor has quickly becomea coveted performance darling, having graced a slew of top tier music festivalsfrom Pitchfork to Outside Lands to Portola to This Ain’t No Picnic, a covetedslot opening for Florence + the Machine, and a substantial run of dates both inthe UK and US supporting Nine Inch Nails. The dynamic live performancesthroughout sold-out venues across North America, UK and Europe were met withcritical acclaim. Throughout the impressive and ever-expanding trajectory, YvesTumor has been praised by The New Yorker as “unmissable” and a “quintessentialperformer” by The Austin Chronicle, and has been compared to the likeness ofmusical and cultural force Prince by The Washington Post, Grace Jones by TheAustin Chronicle and Joy Division by Variety. Yves Tumor embodies and controlsthe unique and influential power to redefine pop music as we know it, with muchmore to come.

“The quintessential performer, Tumor exudes Prince’sandrogyny flare, D’Angelo’s tender masculinity, Iggy Pop’s freakazoid mania,and Grace Jones’ magnetic mystique.” –– THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE


Fremont Theatre

1035 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States (Directions)