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(Luis Dubuc) will be traveling across America this Fall on his headlining tour in support of his recent release, Night & Day. Joining him will be A Cursive Memory, The Narrative and Speak.
It is an album title that truly signposts a major sea change. Night & Day holds fast to its title's pronouncement of seemingly polar opposites. The gripping melodies are still firmly in place, but that's where the similarities between Dubuc's back catalog and his latest creation end.
For the past several years, Dubuc and his fusion of sugary pop hooks, laid atop a host of samples and caked with computer-enhanced effects, created the signature electronic-pop sound that landed him the sort of success that many artists in indie circuits could only wish for.
For his latest full-length, Night & Day, Dubuc wasn't going to resign himself to recording a similar batch of tracks once more. His influences are wide ranging, including The Temptations, Jackson 5, plus Motown-inspired hitmakers like Blood, Sweat and Tears and Tower of Power.
The album's first single is "Domino," a track about Dubuc's friends who gave up on everything in music and stopped trying to progress. "Used to be Sweet" was performed with Canadian artist Lights, whom he had met at the South By Southwest music festival. "It's sort of like Michael Jackson's 'The Girl Is Mine,' we're arguing back and forth." And "Fresh Start" is about, as its title implies, making a change. "For me, in that song, it's about writing a song," says Dubuc. "It's a song about writing a song and starting over with this new sound."
TOUR DATES: Oct 14 2010 6:00P Sunset Station Pavilion San Antonio, TX Oct 15 2010 6:00P Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK Oct 16 2010 6:00P Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN Oct 18 2010 6:00P Amos' Southend Charlotte, NC Oct 19 2010 6:00P Radford University The Dedmon Radford, VA Nov 5 2010 6:00P Firebird St Louis, MO Nov 6 2010 6:00P Clearwater Theater West Dundee, IL Nov 7 2010 6:00P Skully's Music Diner Columbus, OH Nov 8 2010 6:00P Edolyn Terrace Altoona, PA Nov 9 2010 6:00P The Studio @ Webster Hall New York, NY Nov 11 2010 6:00P Hangar 84 Vineland, NJ Nov 12 2010 6:00P School of Rock South Hackensack, NJ Nov 13 2010 6:00P Club Relevant Virginia Beach, VA Nov 14 2010 6:00P The Brewery Raleigh, NC Nov 16 2010 6:00P New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC Nov 17 2010 6:00P The Masquerade Atlanta, GA Nov 18 2010 6:00P Downtown Music Little Rock, AR Nov 19 2010 6:00P The High Ground Metairie, LA Nov 20 2010 6:00P Shadowplay Lounge The Woodlands, TX Nov 24 2010 6:00P Nile Theatre Mesa, AZ Nov 26 2010 6:00P The Vault Temecula, CA Nov 27 2010 6:00P Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA Nov 28 2010 6:00P The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA Nov 30 2010 6:00P HAWTHORNE THEATRE Portland, OR Dec 1 2010 6:00P El Corazon Seattle, WA Dec 3 2010 6:00P The Complex Salt Lake City, UT Dec 4 2010 6:00P The Marquis Theatre Denver, CO Dec 5 2010 6:00P The Oz Café Wichita, KS