And now for something a little different. Polyphia have been tearing it up in the world of instrumental rock music in recent years and the group is back with their latest song “Playing God” and their first North American headline tour coming this summer.
“Playing God” is the band’s first new release since 2019 and it finds the band filling the song with Spanish flavor, utilizing complex arrangements with nuevo flamenco guitars, a bit a bossa nova flair and some trap-styled rhythms to deliver something intriguing. This also marks the band’s first time utilizing nylon stringed guitars as well. Take a listen and watch the Caleb Young-directed video for “Playing God” below.
While a new album has yet to be revealed, you can pick up “Playing God” via multiple platforms at this location.
Dubbed one of our Top 10 Instrumental Acts in Rock + Metal in 2019, the Texas-based progressive rockers most recently released their 2018 album New Levels New Devils. They were also part of a 2019 collaboration with Babymetal on the song “Brand New Day.”
You can look for the band playing their first North American headline tour this summer, with dates starting July 28 in Houston. German prog metal outfit Unprocessed and hardcore duo Death Tour will provide support on the run. Tickets go on sale this Friday (May 13) and you can see all the dates listed below. Ticketing info can be found via the group’s website.
Polyphia, “Playing God”
Polyphia 2022 Tour Dates
July 28 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
July 29 – New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
July 30 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
Aug. 2 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground
Aug. 3 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live!
Aug. 4 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
Aug. 5 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
Aug. 6 – New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza
Aug. 8 – New Haven, Ct. @ Toad’s Place
Aug. 9 – Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda
Aug. 10 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
Aug. 11 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Majestic
Aug. 12 – Chicago, Ill. @ Concord Music Hall
Aug. 14 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line
Aug. 15 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly’s
Aug. 16 – Lawrence, Kan. @ The Granada Theatre
Aug. 18 – Denver, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre
Aug. 19 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot
Aug. 20 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory
Aug. 22 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Imperial
Aug. 23 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne
Aug. 24 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune Theatre
Aug. 26 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency Ballroom
Aug. 27 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Fonda Theatre
Aug. 28 – Pomona, Calif. @ The Glasshouse
Aug. 31 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre
Sept. 2 – Fort Worth, Texas @ Ridglea Theatre
Sept. 3 – Austin, Texas @ Come and Take It Live
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