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Milky Chance Share Acoustic Version Of Breakthrough Debut Album Sadnecessary

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Milky Chance Share Acoustic Version Of Breakthrough Debut Album Sadnecessary

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Today, Milky Chance — the billions-streaming German duo of Clemens Rehbein and Phillipp Dausch whose adventurous alternative pop has helped them build a global cult following — share Sadnecessary Acoustic, an all-acoustic recreation of their 2013 debut album. Almost a decade ago Sadnecessary cuts like “Flashed Junk Mind,” “Down By The River” and especially “Stolen Dance” — which hit #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart and is well on its way to over 1 billion global streams — helped the band break out on the international stage, earning them platinum certifications around the world and festival slots at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and ACL. Now, these new acoustic versions are evidence of a band creatively freed of expectation.

Listen to Sadnecessary Acoustic HERE.

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Says Rehbein: “It’s been almost 10 years since we put Sadnecessary out, so recording these songs in a different acoustic version felt like going through an old photo box with tons of memories and had quite the nostalgic feel.” Stripped of the eclectic production, the songs on Sadnecessary take on new dimensions. Hints of flamenco guitar and breezy indie folk a la The Shins pierce through and illuminate the easygoing chemistry of Rehbein and Dausch, who first played music together as school kids.

It’s a deserving celebration ahead of a busy 2022: Milky Chance also have announced an extensive tour, with dozens of summer festival dates and a comprehensive headline run through Europe in the fall. As a part of the tour announcement, Milky Chance has launched a global contest that includes a grand prize trip to Switzerland for the first night of the tour, including dinner with the band before the show.

See contest details HERE.

See full tour dates HERE.

Earlier this year, Milky Chance released “Synchronize,” a song that swings seamlessly from 60s-indebted California folk rock to pulsating club music. It’s the type of idiosyncratic, collagist track that has catapulted Milky Chance to global fame. Watch the “Synchronize” video, directed by Marie Schuller, which finds Milky Chance encountering a revelrous doomsday cult while bizarre astrological phenomena illuminate the sky.

Watch the video for “Synchronize” HERE.

2021 was an extremely fruitful year for Milky Chance. Already industry leaders with their Milky Change initiative, which promotes eco-consciousness and sustainability in the music industry by planting trees to offset the carbon footprint of touring, the band decided to make the leap and go fully independent in 2021, launching their own Muggelig Records label. Their single “Colorado” became a streaming smash and Top 5 Alternative Radio hit that they performed on both Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Kelly Clarkson Show. They released Trip Tape, an official collection of the covers, remixes, and demos originally featured as part of the soundtrack to their viral Road Tripping Radio series. And they embarked on a massive US tour, including sold out dates in Los Angeles, Montreal, Boston, and more.

Milky Chance – Sadnecessary (Acoustic) – Album Art

Listen to Trip Tape here.

Keep an ear out for more music coming from Milky Chance soon.

Milky Chance Festival and Headline Dates 2022

May 13 – Redondo Beach, CA @ Beachlife Festival

May 21 – Iasi, Romania @ Cathedral Festival

June 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ WonderRoad Festival

June 18 – Tinley Park, IL @ Piqniq 2022

June 19 – Denver, CO @ On Tap with KBCO at Breckenridge Brewery

June 26 – Mallorca, Spain @ Mallorca Live Festival 2022

July 1 – Köln, Germany @ Summerjam

July 3 – OASG @ St. Gallen, Switzerland

July 7 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest

July 15 – Ottawa, Canada @ Bluesfest

July 21 – Valencia, Spain @ Diversity Festival

July 21-24 – Cuxhaven, Germany @ Deichbrand Festival

July 29 – Anchorage, Alaska @ Chinook Easy Park Lot

August 10 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival

August 12 – Piestany, Slovakia @ Grape Festival

August 13 – Schaffhausen, Switzerland @ Stars In Town

August 14 – Zofingen, Switzerland @ Heitere Open Air

September 24 – Berlin, Germany @ Lollapalooza Berlin

October 7 – Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks

October 8 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Halle 622

October 9 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz

October 11 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz

October 12 – Madrid, Spain @ Riviera

October 14 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Ao Vivo

October 16 – Lyon, France @ Le Radiant

October 17 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Hall

October 18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

October 19 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Ronda

October 20 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal Club

October 22 – Strasbourg, France @ Le Laiterie

October 23 – Paris, France @ Bataclan

October 25 – Dublin, Ireland @ National Stadium

October 27 – Belfast, United Kingdom @ Ulster Hall

October 29 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Academy

October 30 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ SWG3 Galvanisers

October 31 – Newcastle, United Kingdom @ The Boiler Shop

November 1 – London, United Kingdom @ Roundhouse

November 16 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle

November 17 – Leipzig, Germany @ Felsenkeller

November 18 – Köln, Germany @ Palladium

November 19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle

November 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Amager Bio

November 22 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller Music Hall

November 23 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen

November 25 – Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia Klub

November 26 – Tallin, Estonia @ Noblessner Foundry

November 27 – Riga, Latvia @ Palladium

November 29 – Vilnius, Lithuania @ Compensa Concert Hall

November 30 – Warsaw, Poland @ Stodola

December 2 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin

December 3 – Budapest, Hungary @ Akvarium Klub

December 4 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Tvornica

December 5 – Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Kino Siska

December 6 – Bratislava, Slovakia @ MMC

December 8 – Graz, Austria @ Orpheum

December 9 – München, Germany @ Tonhalle

December 10 – Linz, Austria @ Posthof

December 11 – Wien, Austria @ Gasometer

December 13 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Porsche Arena

December 14 – Hannover, Germany @ Capitol

December 15 – Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle

December 16 – Offenbach, Germany @ Stadhalle

 

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