Nick Diamonds announces tour in support of City of Quartz (2015)

Nick Diamonds, best known for his bands Islands and The Unicorns, released a new solo LP, City of Quartz, last month on his own Manque Music label. The album is now available to stream on Spotify & Rdio and can be purchased digitally via iTunes & eMusic. It’s also available for pre-order on vinyl.

In support of the new album, Diamonds will kick off a month-long North American tour on September 4 — see below for all upcoming dates.

City of Quartz‘s thirteen tracks range from dark and moody, with pulsing bass lines and a menacing late-night vibe (“The Sting“) to bright and upbeat, full of shimmering synths and playful melodies (“Witch Window“, “Bohemian Groove“). Though it’s Diamonds’ first solo release since 2011’s highly-praised I Am an Attic, he’s kept busy fronting Islands, playing last year’s Unicorns reunion shows with Arcade Fire, and contributing the theme and original music to the hit podcast “Serial.”

9/4: Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher

9/5: Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge

9/8: Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain

9/9: New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa

9/10: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

9/11: Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor

9/13: Washington, DC @ DC9

9/14: Allston, MA @ Great Scott

9/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

9/16: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

9/17: Philadelphia, PA @ The Boot & Saddle

9/18: Hudson, NY @ The Half Moon

9/19: Montreal, QC @ Rialto Hall (POP Montreal)

9/20: Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theater 9/22: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe

9/23: Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail

9/24: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

9/25: Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival

9/26: Champaign, IL @ Mike and Molly’s (Pygmalion Festival)

9/27: Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose Tap

9/29: Denver, CO @ Hi Dive

9/30: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

10/1: Boise, ID @ The Watercooler

10/2: Seattle, WA @ Barboza

10/3: Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar 10/4: Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt

10/6: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

10/10: San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink