Cloud Cult Tour Schedule
Cloud Cult, hailing from Minneapolis, have been one of the premiere names in experimental
art rock and indie pop for nearly a decade. Known for their intricate arrangements and powerful sound, Cloud Cult's live shows
have been regaled as a transcendent experience and have won over fans all over the world. After releasing several albums on
their own record label Cloud Cult has built up a strong grass roots following by regularly touring both in the United States
and around the rest of the world. Their unique sound makes for one of the best live shows in music today and a performance
by Cloud Cult is something no lover of indie rock or experimental music will want to miss.
Cloud Cult has a series of
dates lined up in April beginning with a two night home stand at Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul Minnesota on April 5th and
6th. One night was not enough to satisfy the demand for tickets to see these hometown heroes and you can be sure that they
will be looking to put on two spectacular shows for their most loyal fans. On April 16th Cloud Cult travels to Boston, Massachusetts
for a show at Brighton Music Hall. The following night Cloud Cult will play at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New
York. If you cannot make any of these shows continue to check back on StubHub to see when Cloud Cult adds a concert date at
a venue near you.
About the Band
Cloud Cult is the brainchild of singer and songwriter Craig Minowa who
assembled the band in 1995 after releasing a solo album the year prior entitled The Shade Project. These days the band boasts
eight members, one of whom is a visual artist and she and Craig Minowa are known to paint a painting during the band's performances
which they then auction off at the end of the show. Minowa started his own record label, Earthology Records, to release their
own music despite receiving offers from several record labels. Earthology is the perfect name for the band's label as they
are well known for their conservationist ways. The label is run on Minowa's organic farm and was built with recycled plastic
and reclaimed wood and is a nonprofit which donates all proceeds to conservation groups. Additionally Cloud Cult is known
for touring in a biodiesel fueled van. So far Cloud Cult has released eleven full length albums: The Shade Project, Who Killed
Puck?, Lost Songs from the Lost Years, They Live on the Sun, Aurora Borealis, Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus, The Meaning
of 8, Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes), Lost Songs from the Lost Years, Light Chasers, and 2013's Love.
Cloud Cult's seventh album, 2008's Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes), began to gain
the band some mainstream exposure. A crew from MTV was sent to Minoa's farm to produce a piece on the band regarding their
politics, the label, and how they have survived as an independent band releasing albums only on their own label for so long.
The success of Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes) earned Cloud Cults a spot on the 2009 Coachella Music and
Arts Festival bill which is a huge accomplishment for any band. The band regularly plays the St. John's Block Party in Rochester,
Minneapolis but playing at Coachella was a whole new ball game, they were now considered one of the biggest indie rock bands
in the world and had achieved a degree of success relatively unheard of for experimental bands who release their own work.
Their popularity continued to grow and in 2011 one of their songs was used on a BBC America ad for the Brazilian energy company
Time appeared to slow down in the days leading up to the night of the concert,
but finally as the lights lower you begin to see the talented group Cloud Cult making their way out onto the stage. The crowd
erupts in applause as the band members pick up their instruments each other signalling that they are ready to begin. A hush
falls over the crowd as the band busts in to some of their biggest hits, and plays them all one after another. The crowd once
again erupts and sings and dances along to hits throughout the night. The entire venue is drenched in beautiful noise as Cloud
Cult bring their soaring harmonies and baroque pop sound to the forefront. You will be wondering if this is the future of
pop music or the future of rock. Either way, you are witnessing one of the most exciting and fresh bands of the past ten years
at the height of their powers, so sit back and enjoy. The high energy output from the band translates perfectly to the crowd
and you spend the entire night dancing and singing along. If there is just one concert you attend in the next few months make
sure it is Cloud Cult.
Cloud Cult were the subject of the 2009 documentary No One Said It Would
Be Easy and have contributed songs to compilations benefiting local charities including Think Out Loud: Music Serving The
Homeless In The Twin Cities and MN Music 4 MN Kids: A Benefit For Children's Hospitals And Clinics Of Minnesota, Vol. 1.