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Disasteradio Announces Charisma Vinyl Release Tour

Disasteradio Announces Charisma Vinyl Release Tour

Wednesday 13th July, 2011 9:17AM

Disasteradio A.K.A Luke Rowell released his latest album Charisma at the end of last year and with singles like 'Charisma' and 'Gravy Rainbow' it became as infectious as previous outing Visions. Rowell is currently overseas touring the album in international strongholds but will return in October to take his one man band across New Zealand.

Tour Dates:

7 Oct, Kings Arms, Auckland

14 Oct, The Archive, Christchurch

15 Oct, TBA, Dunedin

21 Oct, Arc Theatre, Wanganui

28 Oct, San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Rowell also became something of an internet sensation when the video for track 'Gravy Rainbow', directed by Simon Ward, received almost half a million views on YouTube. Check it out:

From the press release:

In October 2011 Disasteradio returns to New Zealand after an epic five month tour around the World and celebrates it by releasing his acclaimed album Charisma on 12” black vinyl, the first vinyl release from A Low Hum.

In a pretty unprecedented (most would call stupid) move, the album will be pay-as-you-like - to celebrate how well the digital release of the album did using that philosophy. Yip, that is right - you can pay whatever you can afford for a copy of Charisma on 12” vinyl, or if you don't have a record player, a sweet digi-pak CD.

Serious. Perhaps you’re plum outta cash from a filesharing lawsuit, or you’re a poor student and after the show will be going home to a meal of catfood and cornflakes. We’ll graciously accept your last dollar. If you've got a job and happy to support the Disasteradio project, please pay whatever you can/wish. No judgements.

This is probably going to piss off a few labels who might think I'm undervaluing physical product - especially vinyl which we all know costs an arm and a leg to get to NZ anyway, but that is the point. I'm not even sure if music packaging even has a value anymore. I want to know what people think good music is worth, and this will determine how I approach releasing music in the future.

We have a firm belief that music fans are awesome and will pay what can actually afford, and that those who can afford to pay more will balance out those who have paid little. Charisma (LP&CD) will not be available in stores, only from the shows on this tour.

It's not like I'm a stranger to losing money on ridiculous schemes anyway.

Disasteradio is currently on his fourth tour of Europe in the middle of an 80 show world tour, playing everywhere he can, so far he has played shows in; squats, house parties, bars, DIY venues, outdoor festivals, city festivals, student parties, cellars, in a kindergarten and even in a boat on Lake Geneva.


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