Guitar Guru Dustin Wong set to join Beach House on tour this October & November
“Wong loops his guitar so complexly, with so many layers adding to the chaos that it eventually circles back to sounding simple and peaceful, like a kind of musical fractal” – Stereogum
“Dustin Wong conjures up hypnotic and immersive instrumental psych-pop” – The Quietus
“Wong, using only his guitar and his loop pedal, is somehow able to create music that is as sophisticated and engaging as it is layered and complex” – The Line of Best Fit
Dustin Wong, the hugely talented guitar virtuoso has announced he will be joining Beach House on their European tour which starts next month. These will be his first live dates in Europe in over two years, and first in the UK since 2011!
Armed with a guitar and numerous loop and effects pedals, Wong’s astounding live performances are intricate and detailed, building a sonic empire out of beautifully constructed singular elements.
Wong was an integral part of the vibrant Baltimore indie scene in the 2000s, best known for forming cult art-rock group Ponytail. Since their break up, Wong has established himself as a solo artist, completing his acclaimed trilogy of solo looped guitar albums in 2013 with the joyous “Mediation of Ecstatic Energy“.
After relocating to Tokyo, Wong has collaborated with Japanese singer Takako Minekawa, releasing “Savage Imagination” in 2014, a collection of colourful pop songs, laced with the sounds of video games, radiophonic experiments and indigenous inspirations from around the world.
Dustin Wong Tour Dates:
Sat Oct 24th Belfast, UK – Mandela Hall – tickets *
Sun Oct 25th Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street – tickets *
Mon Oct 26th Glasgow, UK – ABC – tickets *
Tue Oct 27th Manchester, UK – Ritz – tickets *
Fri Oct 30th London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire – SOLD OUT *
Sat Oct 31st London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire – tickets *
Mon Nov 2nd Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso *
Tue Nov 3rd Brussels, Belgium – Autumn Falls @ AB *
Wed Nov 4th Koln, Germany – Gloria *
Thu Nov 5th Luxembourg, Luxembourg – den Atelier *
Tue Nov 10th Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene *
Wed Nov 11th Gothenburg, Sweden – Trädgarn *
Thu Nov 12th Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis *
Fri Nov 13th Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega – SOLD OUT *
Sat Nov 14th Hamburg, Germany – Kampnagel K1 *
Mon Nov 16th Berlin, Germany – Huxleys *
Tue Nov 17th Munich, Germany – Freiheiz *
Wed Nov 18th Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks *
Fri Nov 20th Barcelona, Spain – Apolo *
Sat Nov 21st Barcelona, Spain – Apolo *
Sun Nov 22rd Madrid, Spain – La Riviera *
Mon Nov 23rd Lisbon, Portugal – Armazen *
Tue Nov 24th Porto, Portugal – Teatro sa da Bandeira *
* supporting Beach House