destroyer el rey theater

Tonight, Destroyer plays the El Rey Theatre in support of his seventh album (on Merge), Kaputt. Since 1996, lead singer Dan Bejar of Destroyer has been making witty pop music that borders off the cuff folk and stripped down rock sensibility. As Destroyer, Bejar takes a more direct pop tone than his previous work with The New Pornographer. A rather aloof artist, his performances have been described as ironic. In a review by Consequences of Sound, Dan Cafrey explained “There was no cracking of a wise-ass smile, no wink to let the audience in on some nonexistent adult contemporary joke. The music is simply how Bejar envisioned it when it was written, unabashedly dripping in woozy elevator flute, cloying beats, and cavernous horns.”

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Destroyer on tour:

Jun 04 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre
Jun 05 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Jun 06 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Jun 07 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
Jun 08 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Jun 09 Denver, CO The Bluedbird Theatre
Jun 10 Lawrence, KS The Granada
Jun 11 Iowa City, IA The Blue Moon Tap House
Jun 13 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
Jun 14 Grand Rapids, MI The Ladies Literary Club
Jun 15 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Jun 16 Washington, DC 930 Club
Jun 17 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Jun 18 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Jun 20 Boston, MA Paradise
Jun 21 Montreal, QC Rialto Theatre
Jun 23 Toronto, ON The Opera House
Jun 24 Chicago, IL Metro
Jun 25 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center