TVD Ticket Giveaway: Dan Deacon in the city and venue of your choice

TVD DC/HQ’s Baltimore neighbor Dan Deacon is back touring in support of his newest release Gliss Riffer after a stint on tour with Arcade Fire. The electronic artist is well-known for his fun, interactive shows that embrace audience participation.

In his interview with us a couple of years ago, Deacon said, “I always think about the crowd as an element of the show like a parameter of the piece. The same way with the music or the PA system and the audience, the room, where the various exits are, and what we can partially do. The audience plays a huge role in that. I do a thing in the beginning that I call ‘synchronicity,’ to try and synchronize the crowd. We all get on the same page and from that I try to gauge if the audience is down for participation and interaction, or more of an audience that wants to watch.”

During his visit to DC last summer at Howard Theatre, Deacon had a dance battle between opposite sides of the audience, with two volunteers in the center of a circle, one leading the moves for each half of the room. When attending one of his shows, you might also catch a glimpse of the vegetable-oil-fueled converted school bus that he uses as his touring vehicle. Want to experience it all for yourself? We have a pair of tickets to give away to three lucky winners to any one show on his tour.

Adult Swim’s Off the Air brought together nine animators who all contributed to the psychedelic new video for the track “When I Was Done Dying.” The animators they selected were: Chad VanGaalen, Jake Fried, KOKOFREAKBEAN, Anthony Francisco Schepperd, Caleb Wood, Taras Hrabowsky, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, and Masanobu Hiraoka. Interviews about the video with Deacon and all nine animators can be found at Off the Air’s Tumblr.

Glass Riffer is a return to Deacon’s roots, emphasizing his individual take on music rather than the collaboration he’s fused into the past few LPs. It also features his vocals, which he has come to appreciate after a bout of laryngitis. Yet another unique characteristic of the album is that it is the first time Deacon substituted analog synthesizers for digital parts, recording with a model of Moog analog synth that was yet to be released at the time. His album is the first to use that model, the Sub 37.

Deacon describes the album as “easily the most fun [he’s] ever had making a record.”

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Dan Deacon in the city and the venue of your choice by citing in the comments below, the time you’ve ever had the most fun. Also, let us know your city and date of choice.

We’ll choose three enthusiastic winners on Monday, April 6, 2015. Winners will be notified directly via email. 

DAN DEACON TOUR:
04-07 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
04-08 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
04-09 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
04-10 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
04-11 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
04-16 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
04-17 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
04-18 Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery
04-19 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay
04-21 New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans
04-23 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
04-24 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
04-25 Dallas, TX – Trees
04-28 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
04-29 San Diego, CA – Casbah
05-01 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
05-02 Mecca, CA – Desert Daze
05-05 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
05-06 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
05-07 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
05-08 Seattle, WA – Neumos
05-09 Boise, ID – The Shredder
05-10 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
05-12 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
05-13 Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
05-14 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
05-15 Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon
05-16 Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall
05-17 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
05-19 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
05-20 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
05-21 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
05-22 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
05-23 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

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