of Montreal’s New Stage Show Looks Ridiculous

A friend close to Camp of Montreal warned me a few months ago that missing the new oM stage show would be a bad idea, detailing the absurd audio/visual orgy the band had planned. That was wise counsel. The last time we saw a Skeletal Lamping cut performed live it was last tour with a stage show that was comparatively, well, skeletal. This clip of “Id Engager” captured during the band’s tour opening show at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC is, well, not. I only say that because of the hats and the choreography and the dancing golden buddhas that strip off their outfits to reveal skintight black leotards and the projections and the stage risers. But that’s all.



(via YANP)

The vibe is very this. The dancing golden buddha-free version:

of Montreal – “Id Engager” (MP3)

You can still win the entire paradigm-shifting Skeletal Lamping goodie bag via the ‘Gum Drop.

From what I understand, this particular stage show won’t be there for the duration of this tour, but it’s probably a good idea to hit one of these dates anyway:

10/07 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
10/08 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel %
10/09 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club %
10/10 – New York, NY @ Roseland %
10/15 – Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmarte
10/16 – London, UK @ Koko
10/17 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
10/18 – Rome, IT @ Circolo degli Artisi
10/19 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
10/20 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
10/21 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Amager Bio
10/24 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant &
10/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue &
10/26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre &
10/27 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera &
10/28 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre $
10/29 – Montreal, OC @ Metropolis $
10/30 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum $
10/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory $
11/01 – Richmond, VA @ The National $
11/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle #
11/11 – New Orleans, LA @ Howlin Wolf #
11/12 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #
11/13 – Austin, TX @ 507 East 6th Street #
11/14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues #
11/15 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall #
11/16 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre #
11/17 – Murray, UT @ Murray Super Theatre #
11/19 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox So Do ^
11/20 – Portland, OR @ Roseland ^
11/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center Grand Ballroom ^
11/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA ^

% w/ Love Is All
& w/ Sinkane
$ w/ Gang Gang Dance
# w/ Icy Demons
^ w/ HEALTH

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