Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld to join The Alone Together Tour
Colin Stetson (Bon Iver), Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Gregory Rogove (Devendra Banhart) to join on select dates
The tour, consisting of a West Coast and East Coast run, will kick off on April 7 in Brooklyn, NY and will include three instrumentalists from different-but-related musical communities stepping out of the band atmosphere to present their solo compositions.
Neufeld will present her unique and vibrant solo violin pieces, Martin will perform his impressive array of spontaneous percussion/drum set compositions, Stetson will perform his spell-binding solo bass saxophone work, and Rogove will play his minimalist, solo piano pieces, from his recently released PIANA album (Knitting Factory Records).
Originally from Vancouver Island, BC, Sarah Neufeld began playing the violin at the age of 3. Her musical pursuits led her to move to Montreal, QC, in 1998, where she resides to this day. She is best known as a member of the indie rock phenomenon Arcade Fire, as well as instrumental post-rock ensemble, Bell Orchestre. With these bands, she has received five Juno awards, two Brit awards, Canada’s Polaris Prize, and a Grammy for Best Album (cumulatively).
Other projects include collaborations with Montreal bands The Luyas, Snailhouse, and Esmerine and most recently, a body of music for solo violin which was recently featured in a short film by Jason Last for Italian Vogue, Scalpel/Stradivarius.
In addition to this busy schedule of touring and recording, Sarah has dedicated her life to a personal practice of yoga, and became a certified instructor of Moksha Yoga in January, 2009. She is now co-owner of Moksha Yoga NYC, the first Moksha studio opened in NY.
The Alone Together Tour Dates
4/07/12 – Littlefield – Brooklyn, NY # !
4/09/12 – Iota – Arlington, VA # !
4/10/12 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY # !
4/11/12 – Armory – Somerville, MA # !
4/13/12 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA – Chapel # !
4/28/12 – Dilettante – Los Angeles, CA # *
5/01/12 – Hotel Utah – San Francisco, CA # *
5/03/12 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR # *
5/04/12 – Columbia City – Seattle, WA # *
5/05/12 – Western Front – Vancouver, BC # *
5/06/12 – Western Front – Vancouver, BC # *
# with Gregory Rogove
! with Billy Martin
* with Colin Stetson