Following the announcement of the re-mastered, deluxe 2xLP reissue of his’ groundbreaking album ‘Fantasma,’ Cornelius has now announced a bunch of US tour dates performing ‘Fantasma’ in it’s entirety. All US tour dates are listed below.
In anticipation of his upcoming ’Cornelius Performs Fantasma’ concerts and the special reissue, revisit Cornelus’ performance of Count Five or Six on Yo Gabba Gabba!, and watch a stop-motion unwrapping video of the deluxe 2xLP of ‘Fantasma’. Watch them both via YouTube below.
Cornelius is the creative Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada. Performing music since his teens, Oyamada created his creative alter-ego (the name is an homage to the Planet of the Apes), in the early 1990’s from the ashes of his previous project, Flipper’s Guitar.
With the 1997 release of ‘Fantasma,’ Cornelius gained international recognition for his cut and paste style reminiscent of American counterparts Beck and The Beastie Boys. Being called a “modern day Brian Wilson” for his orchestral-style arrangements and production techniques.
‘Fantasma’ was his creative and commercial breakthrough, a kaleidoscopic, genre-hopping joy ride through contemporary musical history that became Cornelius first American release when it was reissued by Matador a year later. Cornelius subsequently became one of the most sought after producer/remixers in the world, working with artists ranging from Blur, Beck Bloc Party, and MGMT, to James Brown.
Since his last tour date in the US, Cornelius has recorded music for Edgar Wrights Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, scored the anime mega-film Ghost in the Shell Arise, performed as the backbone of Yoko Onos reformed Plastic Ono Band, played the Hollywood Bowl with Yellow Magic Orchestra, and co-wrote and produced the Japanese artist.
Cornelius performs ‘Fantasma’ tour dates:
8/4 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
8/6 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theater
8/8 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
8/10 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
8/12 Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires Festival
8/13 Chicago, IL – Park West
Long out of print, Lefse Records will reissue ‘Fantasma’ on June 10, 2016 in a remastered, deluxe double-LP gatefold vinyl, complete with bonus tracks and it will be released digitally via Post Modern.
2X LP Track listing:
THE MICRO DISNEYCAL WORLD TOUR
NEW MUSIC MACHINE
COUNT FIVE OR SIX
STAR FRUIT SURF RIDER
CHAPTER 8 (SEASHORE AND HORIZON)
GOD ONLY KNOWS
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC
SIDE D (Bonus tracks)
BALL IN KICK OFF
For more information on Cornelius, visit corneliusjapan.com.