Get Yourself a Dan Deacon Phone App

 

 

“Wham City
Apps,” natch. No guarantees of being selected for the next dance-off, however…

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Dan Deacon
shows are renowned for the spectacle of hundreds, even thousands, of jubilant
people doing coordinated movement. It’s a sight to behold, but it’s even more
amazing to participate. Now, Dan has taken it to a whole new level with a
groundbreaking smartphone application (available now on the iTunes App Store
and Google Play) that will be used during his tour beginning tonight (dates
below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by audience-based cell phone interactive pieces Deacon
performed over the past several years in various settings from Baltimore to Carnegie
Hall, this app aims to make the audience part of every show.With the help of
his friends Keith Lea (programmer), Patrick McMinn, Alan Resnick and Robert
O’Brien, Dan developed an application that, without the use of WiFi or
cellular data, turns
each phone into a source of synchronized light and sound depending on your
location within each venue. As Deacon puts it, “A device once thought of as a
distraction now turns each show into an ecstatic act of empowerment by turning
every concert into a collective one-of-a-kind immersive concert experience.”

 

Download the
Dan Deacon app from the iTunes App Store: (http://smarturl.it/dandeaconapp ) or from Google Play
(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dandeacon).
 

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

 08/29 Cleveland, OH
– Beachland Ballroom &

08/30 Columbus, OH – The Bluestone &
08/31 Indianapolis, IN – Earth House &
09/01 Chicago, IL – North Coast Music Festival *
09/02 Saint Louis, MO – Firebird &
09/03 Louisville, KY – Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts &
09/04 Nashville, TN – Exit In &
09/05 Huntsville, AL – Flying Monkey &
09/06 Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light &
09/07 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival *
09/08 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater &
10/03 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5 &
10/04 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger &
10/05 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel &
10/06 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West &
10/08 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree &
10/09 New Orleans, LA – Le Maison &
10/10 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s &
10/11 Austin, TX – Beauty Ballroom &
10/12 Dallas, TX – Club Dada &
10/13 Norman, OK – Opolis &
10/16 Sante Fe, NM – Sol Sante Fe &
10/18 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom &
10/19 San Diego, CA – Irenic &
10/20 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre &
10/22 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club &
10/23 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall &
10/25 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater &
10/26 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret &
10/27 Seattle,WA – Neptune &
10/29 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court &
10/31 Denver,CO – Bluebird Theater &
11/02 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre &
11/03 Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar &
11/05 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre &
11/08 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick &
11/09 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace &
11/10 Montreal, QC – SAT &
11/11 South Burlington, VA – Higher Ground &
11/12 Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery &
11/13 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club &
11/14 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg &
11/15 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer &
11/16 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom &
11/17 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club &
12/06 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
12/09 Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
12/10 Savannah, GA – Safe // Sound
12/11 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
12/13 Pensacola, FL – Handlebar
12/14 Gainesville, FL – Double Down Live
12/15 Tampa, FL – Crowbar

 

& = Dan
Deacon Ensemble w/ Height With Friends, Chester
Endersby Gwazda, Alan Resnick

* = solo set

 

 

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