Tame Impala delivers massive news

By Peter Zemeske

Psychedelic rock champions Tame Impala announced Jan. 29 their North American tour comprising of 10 performances, including their first headlining set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 13 and 20. Among announcing the tour, the band has amassed a small collection of headlines within the last few weeks. To simplify things, here are the most important Tame Impala news of 2019.

  1. Frontman Kevin Parker forgot to tell the rest of the band about headlining the massively popular Coachella festival in Indio, California, according to a Jan. 23 Consequence of Sound article.

  2. A new album is confirmed in 2019 — Parker confirmed a new album will be released before the end of the year in an interview with The Sunday Times, published Jan. 20.

  3. Their album may or may not come before their Coachella performance — Parker said he’s not a fan of debuting songs live before the recorded version is released, so there’s a good chance the album will be released before they take the stage April 13. At the same time, Parker insists the album has no deadline and will be finished when it feels like it’s done, according to a Jan. 20 interview with The Sunday Times.

  4. Tame Impala collaborated with Theophilus London and released a new song — Their second song released by the pair comes after “Only You,” a cover of Steve Monite’s 1984 track was released Oct. 20, 2018. Their latest collaboration is called “Whiplash” and is currently available.