Cibo Matto, the ground-breaking and genre-bending duo of Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda, happily announces their reunion with two short "sneak preview" tours this summer, calling the tours "YEAH BASICALLY CIBO MATTO". The first, from June 21st-26th, will be on the West Coast, with a second East Coast/Midwest run July 11th-20th.
Miho and Yuka are also in the process of writing new songs for an upcoming album, which is scheduled for release by early 2012. One can expect to hear some of these new songs, as well as many from their brilliant 90s repertoire, at these upcoming shows. They may stream some of these new songs on their new website www.yeahbasicallycibomatto.com, as the tours approach. The duo have also filmed a teaser video, featuring a clip of one of the new tracks, available on YouTube and Vimeo.
To the delight of some lucky New Yorkers, Cibo Matto recently played benefit concerts for Japan relief. These shows were not only part of successful and soulful efforts to assist the beleaguered populace of Miho and Yuka's native land, they also displayed a stunning return to form for Miho and Yuka. Their undeniable chemistry, unique sensibility, and infectious grooves will again delight dedicated fans while also attracting new listeners.
6/21 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
6/22 Vancouver, BC - Fortune
6/23 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
6/25 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's
6/26 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl w/Yellow Magic Orchestra
7/12 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
7/14 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
7/16 Toronto, ON - Mod Club
7/18 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
7/19 Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
7/20 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall