Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Will Play At A Few Mark Ronson Shows This Summer

Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker has a pretty busy summer coming up, what with his band releasing the extremely anticipated album Currents and all. But Parker is making time for a friend, too. Parker sang three of the non-“Uptown Funk!” songs on Uptown Special, the really good and weirdly underrated album from his fellow studio rat Mark Ronson. And while Ronson doesn’t do too many shows, he does have some coming up, and he’ll have Parker in the band for some of those. As NME reports, Ronson recently told the Australian radio station Triple J that he’d be coming to Parker’s homeland with Parker along for the ride: “I wasn’t going to come to Australia and do shows if Kevin [Parker] couldn’t come do shows with us. He’s such an important part of this record. So that’s massive, the fact that we’re going to be able to play ‘Daffodils’, ‘Leaving Los Feliz’, and ‘Summer Breaking’ for the first time.” The band will also include Theophilus London and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt, and they’ll play the Splendour In The Grass festival (which also has Tame Impala on the bill) and a few other Australian shows. Ronson is also hinting that Parker will join him at Glastonbury this summer.