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MONO 20 Year Anniversary Mini-Album

Before The Past
Live From Electrical Audio

Com(?)
L'America
Halo

MONO formed in Tokyo, Japan in the closing winter weeks of December, 1999. They played their first live shows at the top of the new millennium, and released their first album, Under The Pipal Tree, in 2001. Recorded live in one day on a razor-thin budget, Pipal Tree was an earnest introduction to the curious magic of a band that would eventually become synonymous with monstrously dynamic, contemporary classical rock music.

To commemorate those austere beginnings – and celebrate their remarkable longevity – MONO revisit three of their earliest songs, and retrofit them with face-melting upgrades. Anchored by the towering 16-minute noise opus, “Com(?)”, Before The Past • Live From Electrical Audio shows the evolution of MONO’s execution, stripping away the strings and layers of guitar overdubs to show just how massive this band can be at their most instrumentally austere.

Newly recorded in one day in 2019 with longtime collaborator, Steve Albini – and mixed by Albini with Temporary Residence founder, Jeremy deVine – Before The Past is as much a declaration of the present as it is a document of the past. These songs, which are now 20 years old, feel more powerful and profound than ever – a testament to MONO’s enduring dedication to their craft, and their dogged exploration of maximum minimalism.

Out November 8, 2019 on CD, LP & Digital via Temporary Residence Ltd.

MONO & The Platinum Anniversary Collective

Beyond
The Past US

• November 2019, USA •

Nov 9 (Sat)
The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA

w/ The Wordless Music Orchestra
Support: The Album Leaf
Tickets: https://smarturl.it/mono-btp-us-la

Nov 15 (Fri)
Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL

w/ Candlelight Chamber Orchestra
Support: TBA
Tickets: https://smarturl.it/mono-btp-us-il

Nov 23 (Sat)
Murmrr Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

w/ The Wordless Music Orchestra
Support: TBA
Tickets: https://smarturl.it/mono-btp-us-ny

Full Tour Schedule

MONO & The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra

Beyond
The Past UK

• December 2019, London •

Dec 13 (Fri)
Oval Space 17:00

Boris
envy
Årabrot
Svalbard

Dec 14 (Sat)
Village Underground 13:00

Nordic Giants
Jo Quail
A.A.Williams
Floating Spectrum

Dec 14 (Sat)
Barbican 19:00

MONO & The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra
Alcest

Tickets: https://smarturl.it/mono-btp-uk

Full Tour Schedule

20 Year Anniversary

Upcoming World Tour

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Sep 20, 2019
Liquidroom
Tokyo, Japan
Sep 21, 2019
The Wall
Taipei, Taiwan
Sep 22, 2019
TTN
Hong Kong
Sep 24, 2019
Live Arena (RCA)
Bangkok, Thailand
Sep 26, 2019
Pentas 1 KLPAC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sep 27, 2019
Pavilion at Far East Square
Singapore
Nov 4, 2019
The Crocodile
Seattle, WA
Nov 5, 2019
The Imperial
Vancouver, BC
Nov 6, 2019
Revolution Hall
Portland, OR
Nov 8, 2019
Harlow's
Sacramento, CA
Nov 9, 2019
The Regent Theater
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 10, 2019
Starline Social Club
Oakland, CA
Nov 13, 2019
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
Denver, CO
Nov 14, 2019
The Granada
Lawrence, KS
Nov 15, 2019
Thalia Hall
Chicago, IL
Nov 16, 2019
Turf Club
St. Paul, MN
Nov 17, 2019
The Pyramid Scheme
Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 19, 2019
Lee's Palace
Toronto, ON
Nov 20, 2019
The 27 Club
Ottawa, ON
Nov 22, 2019
Space Ballroom
Hamden, CT
Nov 23, 2019
Murmrr Theatre
Brooklyn, NY
Nov 29, 2019
Zorlu PSM
Istanbul, TU
Nov 30, 2019
Rockstadt
Brasov, RO
Dec 1, 2019
Aglomerat
Moscow, RU
Dec 2, 2019
Atlas
Kiev, UA
Dec 4, 2019
Roverstaden
Oslo, NO
Dec 5, 2019
Pustervik
Gothenburg, SE
Dec 6, 2019
Fryshuset Klubben
Stockholm, SE
Dec 7, 2019
Lille Vega
Copenhagen, DK
Dec 8, 2019
Mojo
Hamburg, DE
Dec 9, 2019
Gebaude9
Cologne, DE
Dec 10, 2019
Doornroosje
Nijmegen, NL
Dec 11, 2019
Botanique
Brussels, BE
Dec 12, 2019
Petit Bain
Paris, FR
Dec 14, 2019
Barbican Hall
London, UK