Thundercat Announces Headline Tour

Mini-Album from Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus Collaborator Out Now

Stream First Single “Them Changes”

“What makes his music so special... is the alchemy between his eternally funky (and virtuosic) bass playing and his clear falsetto harmonies. Nothing about Thundercat says ‘pop,’ but his music is as eminently listenable as whichever Taylor Swift single is sitting atop the charts.” – Billboard

Thundercat will head out on the road for an extensive headline tour this fall. The virtuosic bassist and singer-songwriter hits the road in support of his just-released new mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam (Brainfeeder), which was recently named ‘Best New Music’ by Pitchfork. In addition to headline shows, Thundercat is also set to perform at the Low End Theory Festival in Los Angeles, the Afropunk Festivals in NYC and Atlanta, and more. See full tour routing below.

The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam is the first new solo material in two years from Stephen Bruner—the man behind the Thundercat handle. The 6-track mini-album takes listeners on six spiraling excursions to the outer limits of jazz-funk. The follow-up to his sonicallyadventurous and widely praised second album Apocalypse sees Thundercat team back up with longtime sparring partner Flying Lotus, who co-produced three of the albums tracks. The legendary Herbie Hancock also pops up on keyboards on “Lone Wolf & Cub,” and there are contributions from fellow Brainfeeder family members Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Mono/Poly on sax, strings and production respectively.

The album is available digitally for purchase now via iTunes / Bleep / Boomkat / Ninja Shop. You can also stream it now via Spotify and hear funky first single “Them Changes” here:


Aug 01 - 02 Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Festival @ Pendarvis Farm - tix

Aug 06 Washington, DC – Afropunk Pre-Party @ The Howard Theatre

Aug 08 Los Angeles, CA – Low End Theory Festival @ Shrine Expo Hall - tix

Aug 23 Brooklyn, NY – Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - tix

Sep 17 San Diego, CA – Cabsah - tix

Sep 18 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar - tix

Sep 19 Albuquerque, NM - Historic El Rey Theatre

Sep 20 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge - tix

Sep 22 Tulsa, OK – Vanguard - tix

Sep 23 Austin, TX - Holy Mountain - tix

Sep 24 Houston, TX - Studio at Warehouse Live - tix

Sep 25 San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Club - tix

Sep 26 Denton, TX - Oaktopia - tix

Sep 27 Toronto, ON - The Hoxton - tix

Sep 29 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount - tix

Sep 30 Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs - tix

Oct 01 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's - tix

Oct 03 Atlanta, GA - Afropunk Festival @ Atlanta's Central Park - tix

Oct 04 Vancouver, BC - The Alexander - tix

Oct 06 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile - tix

Oct 07 Portland, OR - Star Theatre - tix

Oct 08 Arcata, CA - Arcata Theatre

Oct 09 San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folsom

Oct 10 Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones

“the searing funk track fromLos Angeles bassist Thundercat, features a crawling rhythm and a freaky bass line both dirty and distorted... the song is drenched with black-power energy and dense with soul-funk spirit.” – Los Angeles Times on “Them Changes”

“the bumping, buoyant new track... boasts a melange of sticky, gurgling synths over which the occasional plunking piano, sailing sax and Thundercat's own soft vocals soar. ‘I'm sitting here with a black hole in my chest / A heartless broken mess,’ he croons, finding the joyous funk even in abject misery.” – on “Them Changes”“The sultry ‘Them Changes’... has swagger and heartbreak in about equal measure... As the bass struts sumptuously and the backing vocals ohhh and ahhh, the heartbroken Thundercat unleashes a gorgeous falsetto that makes Justin Timberlake soundweak.” – Vulture

“It's a beautiful, smooth track about lost love drenched in the sounds of classic funk that finds Thundercat tearing it up on bass and crooning incredibly real lyrics like ‘nobody move there's blood on the floor, and I can't find my heart.’” – Noisey on “Them Changes”