Incoming: Cloud Cult Documentary, Tour

 

Doc due April 21, tour kicks off a month before.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

Cloud Cult has just announced the
impending release of their documentary – No One Said It Would Be Easy
out April 21st on the band’s Earthology Records label. The new film,
roughly 100 minutes, tells the unique journey of the Minneapolis
collective which viewers can see at the exclusive pre-release showing on March
22nd in Minneapolis,
MN at Varsity Theater. Cloud Cult
also reveal spring tour dates – see full itinerary, below.

 

 

No One Said It Would Be Easy serves as both an introduction
and introspection meant for newcomers to the music and fans of the band alike. Revealed
through interviews with the band and fans, the artwork of Scott West, as well
as never- before-seen tour footage, concerts and recording sessions, No
One Said It Would Be Easy
encapsulates the whole story of the band,
from the establishment of Earthology Records, a one-of-its kind eco-friendly
label through which Cloud Cult self-releases albums and records from
within a small, home-built studio run on geothermal energy, to the
inclusion of live painters as full-time members of the band.

 

 

Offering an annotated history behind
each of Cloud Cult’s seven official full-length releases, the film deconstructs
the back story, including the recruitment and inclusion of band members,
as well as the tragic loss of singer / songwriter Craig Minowa and wife
and visual artist Connie Minowa’s son, Kaidin-the impetus for much of the early
music and ongoing inspiration surrounding Cloud Cult’s drive and mission
to exude a message of hope and transformative love through performance and
art. Echoing the emotional catharsis required of a Cloud Cult performance, the
film ebbs and flows, is filled with soaring highs and crushing lows, and
is about what happens when a group of people commits to something much
larger than themselves.

 

 

No One Said It Was Easy was directed by John Paul Burgess
with collaboration from Scott West, the artist behind the film’s original,
animated illustrations.

 

 

Check out www.cloudcult.com or www.myspace.com for more
info.

 

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

Mar.     
27th       High Noon
Saloon                                
Madison, WI

           
28th       EarthJam @ Drake University                
Des Moines, IA

           
29th       Picador                                                
Iowa City, IA

           
31st       Turner
Hall                                            
Milwaukee, WI

Apr.      1st        
Metro                                                   
Chicago, IL

           
2nd        Blind
Pig                                              
Ann Arbor, MI

3rd        
El
Mocambo                                        
Toronto, ONT

           
4th         Casa del
Popolo                                  
Montreal, QUE

           
6th         Pearl Street                                          
Northampton, MA

           
7th        
Paradise                                              
Boston, MA

           
8th         Toad’s
Place                                        
New Haven, CT

           
9th         Music Hall of Williamsburg                    
Brooklyn, NY

           
10th       First
Unitarian Church                            
Philadelphia, PA

           
11th       Black
Cat                                             
Washington, DC

           
12th       Mr.
Smalls                                           
Pittsburgh, PA

           
13th       Beachland
Ballroom                             
Cleveland, OH

           
14th       The
Intersection                        
            Grand Rapids, MI

           
16th       St.
Cloud
State                                    
St. Cloud, MN

           
18th      
Coachella                                             
Indio, CA

May      2nd       
First Avenue                                         
Minneapolis, MN

           
4th         Dahl Arts Center                                   
Rapid City, SD

           
6th         The Other
Side                                     
Missoula, MT

           
7th         The
Blvd                                              
Spokane, WA

           
8th        
Neumos                                               
Seattle, WA

           
9th         Media
Club                                          
Vancouver, BC

           
10th       Wonder
Ballroom                                 
Portland, OR

           
12th       The
Independent                                   
San Francisco, CA

           
13th       Detroit
Bar                                           
Costa Mesa, CA

           
14th       The
Casbah                                          
San Diego, CA

           
16th      
Plush                                                   
Tucson, AZ

           
17th       Rhythm
Room                                      
Phoenix, AZ

           
19th       Bluebird
Theater                                   
Denver, CO

           
20th       Waiting
Room                                      
Omaha, NE

July     
24th       10,000 Lakes Festival                           
Detroit Lakes, MN

Aug.     29th      
Univ. of Minnesota                               
Morris, MN

 

 

 

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