Let’s be honest, the best thing about Coachella are the side shows. Every year we anticipate which acts will be playing local venues. Last night, we caught Little Dragon in all of Yukimi Nagano’s glory at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. The group’s exotic luster shined through in their soulful, futuristic sound; making their presence known. Little Dragon is here to stay.

Last friday, the Swedish four-piece released Season High, a follow-up to their 2014 release Nabuma RubberbandHaving collaborated with the likes of Sbtrkt, Gorillaz, Big Boi, and more recently, De La Soul, Mac Miller, and the illustrious Kaytranada, we were caught by surprise when no one was featured on the new album. Maybe it’s better that way?

Little Dragon will be joining the festival circuit this year; Coachella, Outsidelands, FYF Fest, Shaky Beats, and more. They are also playing shows with well-known acts like Glass Animals and Goldlink.

Words and Photos by Natalie Somekh

Tour Dates:

Date Venue Location
Apr 20 The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood, CA
Apr 21 Coachella Indio, CA
Apr 22 Santa Barbara Bowl (w/Glass Animals) Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 23 Livewire Scottsdale, AZ
Apr 25 Majestic Theatre (w/Goldlink) Dallas, TX
Apr 26 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (w/Goldlink) Austin, TX
Apr 27 White Oak Music Hall (w/Goldlink) Houston, TX
Apr 29 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS
Apr 30 The Pageant (w/Goldlink) Saint Louis, MO
May 02 Newport Music Hall (w/Goldlink) Columbus, OH
May 03 The Majestic Theatre (w/Goldlink) Detroit, MI
May 04 Danforth Music Hall (w/Goldlink) Toronto, Canada
May 05 Shaky Beats Festival (May 5- May 7) Atlanta, GA
May 06 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Jun 15 Sonar by Night Barcelona, Spain
Jul 20 Pioneer Park Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 21 FYF Fest (Jul 21- jul 23) Los Angeles, CA
Jul 22 Wanderlust Squaw Valley Olympic Valley, CA
Jul 26 Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/Glass Animals) Morrison, CO
Jul 29 Brewery Ommegang (w/Glass Animals) Cooperstown, NY
Jul 31 Stage AE (w/Glass Animals) Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 03 Grant Park Chicago, IL
Aug 04 Grant Park Chicago, IL
Aug 06 Grant Park Chicago, IL
Aug 11 Outside Lands (Aug 11- Aug 13) San Francisco, CA
Sep 07 Bestival Lulworth, United Kingdom
Oct 27 Roundhouse London, United Kingdom
Oct 28 Roundhouse London, United Kingdom