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MONO 20 Year Anniversary Mini-Album

Before The Past
Live From Electrical Audio


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

The Past US

• November 2019, USA •

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

w/ The Wordless Music Orchestra
Support: The Album Leaf

Nov 15 (Fri)
Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL

w/ Candlelight Chamber Orchestra
Support: Bell Witch

Nov 23 (Sat)
Murmrr Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

w/ The Wordless Music Orchestra
Support: Bell Witch

Full Tour Schedule

MONO & The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra

The Past UK

• December 2019, London •

Dec 13 (Fri)
Oval Space 17:00


Dec 14 (Sat)
Village Underground 13:00

Nordic Giants
Jo Quail
Floating Spectrum

Dec 14 (Sat)
Barbican 19:00

MONO & The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra


Full Tour Schedule

20 Year Anniversary

Upcoming World Tour


Nov 4, 2019
The Crocodile
Seattle, WA
Nov 5, 2019
The Imperial
Vancouver, BC
Nov 6, 2019
Revolution Hall
Portland, OR
Nov 8, 2019
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
Brasov, RO
Dec 1, 2019
Moscow, RU
Dec 2, 2019
Kiev, UA
Dec 4, 2019
Oslo, NO
Dec 5, 2019
Gothenburg, SE
Dec 6, 2019
Fryshuset Klubben
Stockholm, SE
Dec 7, 2019
Lille Vega
Copenhagen, DK
Dec 8, 2019
Hamburg, DE
Dec 9, 2019
Cologne, DE
Dec 10, 2019
Nijmegen, NL
Dec 11, 2019
Brussels, BE
Dec 12, 2019
Petit Bain
Paris, FR
Dec 14, 2019
Barbican Hall
London, UK
Mar 4, 2020
Rosemount Hotel
Perth, Australia
Mar 5, 2020
The Gov
Adelaide, Australia
Mar 6, 2020
Max Watts
Melbourne, Australia
Mar 7, 2020
Metro Theatre
Sydney, Australia
Mar 8, 2020
The Triffid
Brisbane, Australia
Mar 10, 2020
San Fran
Wellington, New Zealand
Mar 11, 2020
Auckland, New Zealand