Tame Impala // San Francisco
Wed Sep 15 2021 at 07:30 pm
Chase Center | San Francisco, CA
AdvertisementABOUT TAME IMPALA:
Founded by Kevin Parker in 2010, Tame Impala released his debut studio album, Innerspeaker, which was certified gold in Australia and well received by critics. His 2012 follow-up, Lonerism, was also acclaimed, reaching platinum status in Australia and receiving a GRAMMY nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. Tame Impala’s third album, Currents, was released in July 2015, and like its predecessor, won ARIA Awards for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year. Parker won the APRA Award for Song of the Year 2016 for Currents' first track, "Let It Happen." The album went Gold in the U.S. and earned Parker his second GRAMMY nomination. As a writer and producer, he has collaborated with Travis Scott, Rihanna, The Weeknd, SZA, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Kali Uchis, Theophilus London, Miguel, A$AP Rocky and more.
Tame Impala’s fourth album, The Slow Rush came out in February to great critical acclaim and a #3 spot on the U.S. Billboard Top 200, with more than 20 Top 10 slots around the world. The Slow Rush is Kevin Parker’s deep dive into the oceans of time, conjuring the feeling of a lifetime in a lightning bolt, of major milestones whizzing by while you’re looking at your phone, it’s a paean to creation and destruction and the unending cycle of life. Parker told the New York Times earlier this year, “A lot of the songs carry this idea of time passing, of seeing your life flash before your eyes, being able to see clearly your life from this point onwards. I’m being swept by this notion of time passing. There’s something really intoxicating about it.” The album cover was created in collaboration with photographer Neil Krug and features a symbol of humanity all but swallowed whole by the surrounding environment, as though in the blink of an eye.
In 2019 Tame Impala headlined multiple major festivals including Coachella, Primavera, Lollapalooza, ACL and more. He debuted two new songs on Saturday Night Live and sold out arenas around the world including two nights at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.