Mutemath tour dates
With a sound based on a mix of jam band, Americana, psychedelic rock, and soul music from the late '60s and '70s, Mutemath has long been a favorite of alternative rock fans. Formed in New Orleans in 2002, the band consists of lead vocalist Paul Meany, who also handles keyboard duties, guitarist Todd Gummerman, Darren King on the drums and Roy Mitchell-Cardenas on bass. They wield a dizzying array of vintage amplifiers, guitars and other retro instruments onstage, mixed with modern instruments including synthesizers, keytars and Rhodes keyboards. Reviewers have compared their sound to a combination of Air, Stone Roses, Radiohead and New Order.
Fans with Mutemath tickets can look forward to intricate stage productions, including cutting-edge lighting arrangements and a focus on crystal-clear sound reproduction. High energy pours forth from the stage, as Meany often works the crowd into the show.
New Orleans-based Paul Meany formerly played with a Christian rock ensemble named Earthsuit. He began communicating with drummer Darren King, who lived in Springfield, Mo. at the time. They collaborated on a variety of musical ideas, often sharing compositions via CDs sent to each other in the mail. Eventually, they combined forces in New Orleans and formed the nucleus of Mutemath. Greg Hill and Roy Mitchell-Cardenas joined the band after a short time, and they began to record songs from the rough compositions Meany and King had developed earlier. Teleprompt Records released their EP Reset in 2004.
Mutemath's career milestones
In 2006, the band released their first full album, the eponymous Mutemath. It entered Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart at No. 17. To support the album, they set out on an aggressive touring schedule. The band received positive response from the music press and appeared on the covers of Pollstar and Billboard. They were also featured in music publications such as Spin, Alternative Press, Paste and on "You Hear It First," a program produced by MTV News. Mutemath's growing reputation earned them invitations from a number of music festivals, including Van's Warped Tour, V Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, CMJ Music Marathon and Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans.
In early 2007, they released their first music video for the single, "Typical." Their first radio single, "Typical" rapidly climbed the Mediabase Alternative chart, moving from No. 115 all the way up to No. 65 in short order. By the beginning of August in 2007, it leaped to No. 36 for six weeks before topping out at No. 35. Television appearances during this time included Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Late Show with David Letterman.
After this promising start, they released a series of successful EPs and albums, including Spotlight, Armistice, Odd Soul, Vitals and Changes. In the spring of 2016, they again began a full Mutemath tour schedule across Europe and the United States to support the release of Vitals, joined by support acts Nothing but Thieves and Paper Route. Later that year, they went on the Emotional Roadshow World Tour with fellow artists Twenty-One Pilots. Following that tour, they released the remix album Changes.
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