The Paper Kites Announce Summer Tour Dates

Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites return to North America for several headlining dates and summer festivals; including the famed Ottawa Blues Festival and Festival D’ete in Quebec. This is the band’s first return to North America since their debut last fall, which included support dates for City And Colour.

Below is the most ambitious video concept for album track “Young,” from their debut album States out now (Nettwerk Records). Oh Yeah Wow, an award-winning film and animation company, photographed 400+ different faces, each person was shot multiple times in a variety of facial poses, replicated various mouth shapes in accordance with the lyrics. Using stop-motion animation, the video cycled through the hundreds of people, who when edited together, sang the song. The video was featured by Yahoo! Music, Mashable, Huffington Post, MTV, Wall Street Journal, College Humor, Stereogum and more.

The Paper Kites is Sam Bentley (lead vox, guitar, harmonica), Christina Lacy (lead vox, guitar, keys, mandolin), David Powys (vox, guitar, banjo, lap steel), Josh Bentley (drums, percussion) and Sam Rasmussen (bass, synths).

Additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tour Dates:
July 4-5 Orillia, ON @ Mariposa Festival
July 6 Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival
July 8 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
July 9 Waterloo, ON @ Starlight
July 10 Ottawa, ON @ BluesFest
July 11 Montreal, QC @ Lion D’or
July 12 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
July 14 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
July 16 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
July 17 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Upstairs
July 18 Vienna, VA (DC) @ Jammin Java

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