Creature Carnival with Beats Antique, Shpongle, Emancipator and Lafa Taylor, Oct. 30

From a press release:

Creature Carnival with Beats Antique, Shpongle, Emancipator and Lafa Taylor, Oct. 30

Thursday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. at the Arena. General admission: $31.50. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 25, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the U.S. Cellular Center box office, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online here.

For the first time ever, world renowned dancetronica trio Beats Antique have called upon a select group of likeminded artists to create the Creature Carnival. This tour will be their most ambitious live event yet and a spectacle for the ages. Enlisting fellow sonic visionaries Simon Posford (Shpongle), Emancipator, and singer/emcee Lafa Taylor – the Creature Carnival promises to bring breathtaking performances, improvisational serendipity, audience participation, and tons more surprises to come. The tour embarks this Fall 2014 in select North American cities.

Constantly pushing the boundaries of live performance, Beats Antique have created the Creature Carnival after returning home from their most recent A Thousand Faces Tour – a projection mapped visual tour spanning the course of their double concept album A Thousand Faces inspired by the musings of the late Joseph Campbell. While the A Thousand Faces Tour involved breathtaking new technology combined with a fully choreographed live performance, the Creature Carnival strives to be a collaborative event with spectators and performers alike. “We want to take our fans on a journey,” notes David Satori of Beats Antique. “Now with the Creature Carnival, we plan to get the audience in a more dynamic, psychedelic, and participatory role than ever before, while hand picking our most innovative musical peers to come along for the ride.”

The night begins with a set from Lafa Taylor – who then morphs into the Carnival’s enigmatic ring leader for the evening of musical departures and split second surprises with each night containing its own twists and turns. “Every night will be completely unique,” says Zoe Jakes, “The Creature Carnival will be a collective performance, a gathering of like-minded people and a true spectacle for the senses.”

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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