Phoenix take merch-selling vending machine on tour
The band debuted the machine at their performance at the Fillmore in Miami.
Phoenix began their world tour on Friday (May 12), kicking things off at the Fillmore in Miami.
The band created new merchandise for the tour, revealing that they will be selling it via a bespoke vending machine.
Showcasing the machine on their Instagram account, fans will be able to purchase apparel and more through the vending machine. You can see it in action below.
The band are touring in support of their upcoming album ‘Ti Amo’. Set for release on June 9, it serves as their first new material since 2013 album ‘Bankrupt!’
The French four-piece teased their return in November 2016 by cryptically updating social media pages before finally releasing first track ‘J-Boy’ last month (April 28).
In a press release, Phoenix say the new 10-track album contains “simple, pure emotions: love, desire, lust, and innocence.” It’s a record that sees the band embracing their “European, Latin roots.” They describe “a fantasized version of Italy: a lost paradise made of eternal Roman summers (hyper-light, hyper-clarity, pistachio gelato), jukeboxes on the beach, Monica Vitti and Marcello Mastroianni, fearless desire and antique marble statues.”
Check out their full tour dates below.
May 12 Miami, FL – Filmore
May 13 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
May 14 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 15 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Jun 2 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Jun 3 New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
Jun 4 Toronto, Ontario – Field Trip
Jun 5 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Jun 7 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
Jun 11 San Diego, CA – 91x Valley View Casino Center
Jun 13 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
Jun 14 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Jun 15 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Jun 29 Vilanova I la Geltrú, Spain – Vida Festival
Jun 30 Coulau, France – Garorock Festival
Jul 6 Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive
Jul 7 Bilbao, Spain – Bilbao BBK Live
Jul 8 Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France – Festival Beauregard
Jul 9 Belfort, France – Les Eurockeenes
Jul 13 Aix-Les-Bains, France – Festival Musilac
Jul 14 Carhaix-Plouguer, France – Festival les Vieilles Charrues
Jul 12-16 Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival
Jul 14-16 Berlin, Germany – Melt! Festival
Jul 20-22 Wiesen, Austria – Out of the Woods
Jul 22 Rome, Italy – Rock in Roma
Aug 11-12 Bali, Indonesia – Sunny Side Up Festival
Aug 11-13 Jakarta, Indonesia – We The Fest
Aug 15 Manila, Philippines – Araneta Coliseum
Aug 18-20 Osaka, Japan – Summersonic Festival
Aug 18-20 Tokyo, Japan – Summersonic Festival
Sep 2 Dublin, Ireland – Electric Picnic
Sep 29 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Sep 30 London, England – Alexandra Palace
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