NEWS : MON, APR 30, 2012 at 6:08 AM

Next Ambiance/Sub Pop will release Debo Band’s self-titled debut on July 10th, 2012

Debo Band have announced their spring and summer tour schedule in support of their self-titled debut, out July 10th via Next Ambience / Sub Pop. Highlights include June 9 in Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo, June 10 in Toronto, ON at Luminato Festival and June 30 in Cleveland, OH at Solstice Festival at Cleveland’s Museum of Art. Debo Band will also embark on a short northeast US tour Grupo Fantasmo, which kicks-off July 11 in Allston, MA at Brighton Music Hall and wraps up on July 13 in Brooklyn, NY at Bell House. Full list of tour dates are listed below and can also be found on’s tour page.

Debo Band’s live shows at SXSW festival won praise from the likes of SPIN, NPR, Boston Globe, San Francisco Bay Guardian and more. SPIN called their show one of the best of the fest, and said “The Boston-based crew rumbled through Ethiopian wedding songs and mighty, constantly evolving originals. Every hot blast of brass or well-placed outburst of strangled guitar combined to resemble a smartly tweaked, off-kilter version of what you might find in the Ethiopiques series. Tonight it all felt like a celebration: wild, unabashed dancing during every song, and hugging between friends and strangers alike in between.” And NPR raved, “I gushed about this Boston group enough at GlobalFest 2012, but here I’ll just say that even though their music is steeped in 1960s Ethiopian music, to me, they’re a rock band first. That means the beat is hard, the guitar is blistering, the horns are lyrical and you don’t have to understand what is being said to understand the emotions behind the voice. Their appeal is universal.”

For more on Debo Band, please look to their artist page right here on

Debo Band On Tour
May 06 North Adams, MA – Rock the Block
Jun. 09 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester TN
Jun. 10 Toronto, ON – Luminato Festival
Jun. 30 Cleveland, OH – Solstice Festival / The Cleveland Museum of Art ^
Jul. 11 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (record release show) ^
Jul. 12 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse ^

Jul. 13 Brooklyn, NY – Bell House ^^
Aug. 18 Portland, ME – Space Gallery

^ w/ Gang Gang Dance, Nortec Collective & more
^^ w/ Grupo Fantasma

Posted by Alissa Gallivan