Intronaut’s Joe Lester Joins Secret Chiefs 3 For Summer Tour

Fretless bassist Joe Lester has announced he will will be holding down the low end for Secret Chiefs 3 this summer. The Intronaut bassist made the announcement on his Facebook page.

“Those who know me well could easily tell you that Secret Chiefs 3 are one of my all-time favorite bands,” he wrote. “Their utterly unique marriage of disparate musical influences ranging from Turkish, Afghani, Iranian and Arabic folk music, Hindustani classical music and eastern European folk stylings all the way to rock, jazz, surf, metal, electronic music and cinematic scoring makes them one of the most stimulating and compositionally fascinating artists I’ve ever encountered. After having grown up as a Mr. Bungle fan in high school, I learned of SC3 at the tender age 18, and have loved them ever since. So, it is with the utmost pleasure that I announce that I will be joining Trey Spruance & company on stage and playing bass for Secret Chiefs 3 this summer on tour with the incredible Dead Cross! Hope to see you all there out on the road this summer!”

For a taste of the band, check out “Vajra” from the album Book M:

Lester and the band will be supporting Dead Cross on tour, which includes vocalist Mike Patton, guitarist Mike Crain, drummer Dave Lombardo, and bassist Justin Pearson.

Dead Cross and Secret Chiefs 3 Tour Dates:

Aug 15Houston, TexasWarehouse Live
Aug 16Austin, TexasEmo’s
Aug 18Tucson, Ariz.The Rialto Theatre
Aug 19San Diego, Calif.The Observatory North Park
Aug 21Los Angeles, Calif.El Rey Theatre
Aug 23Berkeley, Calif.The UC Theatre
Aug 25Vancouver, British ColumbiaVogue Theatre
Aug 26Seattle, Wash.The Showbox
Aug 27Portland, Ore.Wonder Ballroom
Aug 29Sacramento, Calif.Ace of Spades
Sep 8Baltimore, Md.Baltimore Soundstage
Sep 10Philadelphia, Pa.Union Transfer
Sep 11Boston, Mass.Royale
Sep 12New York, N.Y.Gramercy Theatre
Sep 13Brooklyn, N.Y.Warsaw
Sep 15Detroit, Mich.St. Andrew’s Hall
Sep 16Chicago, Ill.Riot Fest
Sep 17Milwaukee, Wis.Turner Hall Ballroom
Sep 19Minneapolis, Minn.First Avenue
Sep 20Lawrence, Kan.Liberty Hall
Sep 23Denver, Colo.Ogden Theatre

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