Today, progressive funk collective The Motet announces they'll ring in 2016 with a very special New Year's Eve show in Atlanta at The Variety Playhouse on December 31. Tickets, including a limited number of VIP tickets, go on sale to The Motet Fan Club on Friday, August 14 at 2pm EDT, and to the general public on Friday, August 21 at 2pm EDT, at www.themotet.net.
This New Year's Eve celebration marks The Motet's first time back in Atlanta since their sold out show at Terminal West just over a year ago, and on the heels of an appearance at Magnolia Fest in Live Oak, Florida this October. The Motet's New Years shows have become a spectacle. Last year, the band sold out the historic Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Watch a video from last year's New Year's show HERE.
The band returns to the Pacific Northwest in mid-December with dates in Eugene, OR, Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. These shows round out the band's recently announced fall itinerary, which includes a very special run of "Mixtape 1977" shows in the Midwest over Halloween weekend, and doubleheaders at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York, and the Ogden Theatre, in Denver, Colorado where they'll unveil their inaugural "Hometown Hustle." Visit www.themotet.net for full details.
The complete list of The Motet's Fall 2015 tour dates is as follows:
Friday, August 14 The Huckleberry Jam Tamarack ID
Saturday, August 15 Terrapin Crossroads San Rafael CA
Sunday, August 16 For The Funk of It Festival Belden CA
Thursday, August 20 State Theatre St. Petersburg FL
Friday, August 21 The Great Southern Tailgate Classic Fernandina Beach FL
Saturday, August 22 Southern Brewers Festival Chattanooga TN
Friday, August 28 - Saturday, August 29 Mishawaka Amphitheatre Bellvue CO with The
Friday, September 4 Scoot Inn Austin TX
Saturday, September 5 Backwoods Music Festival Stroud OK
Sunday, September 20 Catskill Chill Music Festival Hancock NY
Sunday, September 27 Skyfest Durango CO
Saturday, October 3 Luna Light Festival Darlington MD
Thursday, October 15 - Friday, October 16 Magnolia Fest Live Oak Fl
Saturday, October 17 Phases of The Moon Ozark AR
Sunday, October 18 Blueberry Jam Fairhope, AL
Friday, October 23 Valley Bar Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, October 28 Wooly's Des Moines IA (Mixtape 1977)
Thursday, October 29 Cabooze Minneapolis MN (Mixtape 1977) w/ special guests The Heard
Friday, October 30 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee WI (Mixtape 1977) w/ special guests The Heard
Saturday, October 31 Park West Chicago IL (Mixtape 1977)
Thursday, November 5 Paradise Rock Club Boston MA
Friday, November 6 - Saturday, November 7 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn NY
Friday, November 13 The Ogden Theatre Denver CO "Hometown Hustle"
w/ special guests The Main Squeeze
Saturday, November 14 The Ogden Theatre Denver CO "Hometown Hustle"
with special 'Mixtape 1977' set "Spirit of '77"
Thursday, December 10 HiFi Music Hall Eugene OR
Friday, December 11 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Saturday, December 12 Neptune Theatre Seattle WA
Thursday, December 31 The Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA with special guests TBA
Additional dates to be announced. Tickets and information available at www.themotet.net
About The Motet:
Started ten years ago by seasoned drummer Dave Watts as a rotating cast of musical friends, today progressive funk band The Motet has refined their sound and vision into a dynamic and expressive force. The Motet features an astonishingly talented cast of musicians who enjoy a palpable rapport when put together - Dave Watts (drums, musical director), Garrett Sayers (bass), Joey Porter (keyboards), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Jans Ingber (vocals) and horn players Gabe Mervine (trumpet) and Matt Pitts (sax).
Today, The Motet is touring nationwide. Recent months have found the band's audiences growing exponentially - with sellout shows from coast to coast including Red Rock's Amphitheatre, Brooklyn Bowl, and many more, and huge festival plays such as Electric Forest, Summer Camp, All Good Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Camp Bisco, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, and Arise Music Festival, among others.
To stay up to date on all news on The Motet, please visit www.themotet.net