Moncton doom duo add guest musicians for The Ritual Experience, a special four date East Coast tour.
After a busy year that included tours in Europe and Canada, Moncton doom duo Zaum will wrap up 2017 with a special four date tour that will see the award-winning group bolster its lineup with guest musicians and performing artists.
The Ritual Experience will include three New Brunswick shows and a show in Halifax. For the tour, Zaum (Kyle Alexander McDonald – Bass/Vocals/Synth/Textures and Christopher Lewis – Drums/Percussion) will perform together with experimental violinist Olive Bestvater of the Saskatoon doomgaze band Black Tremor and classically trained woodwind artisan Ricky Frenette. Both musicians performed on Zaum’s latest album, Eidolon. This special Zaum quartet will be accompanied by projection artist Jamie McEwan and Nawal Doucette, an award winning contemporary Middle Eastern dance artist.
“We’re incredibly fortunate to have both Olive Bestvater and Ricky Frenette join ZAUM during this period,” said McDonald, who went to explain how the idea behind The Ritual Experience grew out of a conversation with dancer Nawal Doucette after she expressed interest in performing with the group.
“She’d been a fan of the band for some time and hit me with this idea to create this ritual-esque sort of performance to accompany some Maritime shows, which beautifully fit the dream experience I had in mind,” said McDonald. “She’d worked in the past with Moncton based experimental projectionist Jamie McEwan, and introduced him as the final piece of the equation. From there we laid the foundation for ZAUM : A Ritual Experience to come to fruition this December for these four sweet 60-90 minute intimate late evening shows.”
ZAUM: A Ritual Experience
Dec 1 – Saint John, NB @ Sanctuary Theatre **
Dec 2 – Moncton, NB @ Aberdeen Theatre **
Dec 8 – Fredericton, NB @ Maniac Mansion
Dec 9 – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse
** seated show
ZAUM: Enlightenment Europe Tour w/ Fire Breather
Oct 13 – Kiel, DE @ Alte Meierei
Oct 15 – Freiburg, DE @ The White Rabbit
Oct 16 – Torino, IT @ Haram’s Graveyard
Oct 18 – St. Feliu De Codines, ES @ Inciviczone
Oct 19 – Zaragoza, ES @ Arrebato
Oct 20 – Santander, ES @ Rock Beer The New
Oct 21 – Cascais, PT @ Stairway Club
Oct 22 – Carballo, ES @ Sala Dublin
Oct 23 – Laudio, ES @ Orbeko Etxea
Oct 25 – Zagreb, HR @ Vintage Industrial
Oct 26 – Brno, CZ @ Bakjazyl
Oct 27 – Szeged, HU @ Grand Cafe
Oct 28 – Carpi, IT @ EKIDNA
Oct 29 – Bistrica Ob Sotli, SI @ Klub Metulj
Oct 30 – Timisoara, RO @ Club Daos
Oct 31 – Plzen, CZ @ Andel Club
Nov 2 – Copenhagen, DK @ Lytgens Kro
Nov 3 – Gothenburg, SE @ Truckstop Alaska