In support of their recently released studio LP, Color Wheel, Buffalo-based band Aqueous are heading out on an extensive tour of the US, including a performance in Boulder, CO at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 8th. This performance concludes the band's 3-night Colorado run, which includes a show at Hodi's in Fort Collins, CO and a performance in Steamboat Springs, CO at Old Town Pub.
Mungion, who just released their own studio record – Ferris Wheel's Day Off – will offer support each night.
"The general concept was kind of a critique or analysis of our habits as humans with the Internet right now," guitarist Mike Gantzer shared about Color Wheel in a recent interview with Billboard. "For me, a color wheel represents a palette of emotions. So we were looking at how we present this perfect version of ourselves on the Internet; We set out to make a cookie cutter version of our life that's really idealized, but that does not represent at all the emotional complexities of a person's life – the color wheel of different emotions."
Color Wheel was recorded at Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac's GCR Audio in Buffalo, NY, the band's hometown. Through the 10 tracks of Color Wheel, Aqueous explores influences of hip-hop, progressive rock and jazz while maintaining the tight grooves and open-ended playing they have become known for. The record was written and produced by the band, but this time they took a new approach – "Seventy percent of the songs were written weeks or even days before we went into the studio, so there weren't many preconceived notions going in this time, which made it pretty exciting," shares Gantzer, which is starkly contrasted against their traditional road-tested method, where songs are performed live and developed during shows.
After forming in Buffalo in 2006, Aqueous has earned a reputation as one of the most promising improvisational rock acts in the country. Best known for their “groove rock” stylings and ability to seamlessly meld genres, guitarist/vocalist Mike Gantzer, guitarist/keyboardist David Loss, bassist Evan McPhaden and drummer Rob Houk have developed a unique sound characterized by meticulous compositions and rich exploratory jams. In a live setting, the group’s undeniable technical prowess truly shines, making for dynamic performances that bring fans back night after night.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
10/19 & 10/20 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theater >
10/24 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom ^
10/25 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Showcase Lounge ^
10/26 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair ^
10/27 - Albany, NY - The Hollow ^
10/31 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory ^
11/1 - Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar ^
11/2 - Washington D.C. - Union Stage ^
11/3 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry at The Fillmore ^
11/4 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry #
11/6 - Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Music Hall #
11/7 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House #
11/8 - Orlando, FL - The Social #
11/9 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits #
11/10 - Tampa, FL - The Crowbar #
11/11 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
11/14 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco #
11/15 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5 #
11/16 - Asheville, NC - Asheville Music Hall #
11/17 - Nashville, TN - Exit In #
11/28 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig +
11/29 - Chicago, IL - Chop Shop **
11/30 - Milwaukee, WI - The Miramar Theatre +
12/5 - Ft. Collins, CO - Hodi's Halfnote ^
12/6 - Frisco, CO - 10 Mile Music Hall ^
12/7 - Steamboat Springs, CO - Old Town Pub ^
12/8 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre ^
12/11 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room $
12/12 - St. Louis, MO - The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy $
12/13 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi $
12/14 - Covington, KY - Madison Live $
12/15 - Columbus, OH - Woodlands Taverns $
12/30 - Buffalo, NY - Nietzsche's !
12/31 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom **
> w/ Umphrey's McGee
^ w/ Mungion
+ w/ EGI
** w/ Lunar Ticks
# w/ The Heavy Pets
$ w/ Goose
! notes special VIP date; tickets cannot be purchased separately