Cloud Cult Coming to San Diego, Releasing DVD

If you read our Best of 2008 list, you may have noticed a little band called Cloud Cult on there. The prolific Minnesota collective has already released eight wildly creative albums—including the highly recommended The Meaning Of 8—so you have no excuse for not knowing/loving them yet. The band will soon be heading out on a tour which will take them to Coachella and, more importantly, to San Diego’s beloved Casbah on May 14th.

In conjunction with the upcoming tour, the band will also be releasing a career spanning-documentary on April 21st, entitled No One Said It Would Be Easy. According to our friend Gary:

No One Said It Would Be Easy is an intimate, inside look into the origin and development of the ethereal and epic Cloud Cult. The film envelops viewers into the story and people behind Cloud Cult. Serving as both an introduction and introspection meant for newcomers to the music and fans of the band alike, the film explores the emotional and philosophical underpinnings on which Cloud Cult was founded and continues to operate, namely those of love and hope.

Cloud Cult truly are a special band, and you should be sure to check them out, whether it be in concert or on new-fangled digital video disc. To help seal the deal, we’ve got a live video and tour dates for you after the jump.

“Pretty Voice” from The Meaning Of 8:

Tour Dates:

March 27th High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
March 28th EarthJam @ Drake University Des Moines, IA
March 29th Picador Iowa City, IA
March 31st Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
April 1st Metro Chicago, IL
April 2nd Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
April 3rd El Mocambo Toronto, ONT
April 4th Casa del Popolo Montreal, QUE
April 6th Pearl Street Northampton, MA
April 7th Paradise Boston, MA
April 8th Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
April 9th Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
April 10th First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
April 11th Black Cat Washington, DC
April 12th Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh, PA
April 13th Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
April 14th The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
April 16th St. Cloud State St. Cloud, MN
April 18th Coachella Indio, CA
May 2nd First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
May 4th Dahl Arts Center Rapid City, SD
May 6th The Other Side Missoula, MT
May 7th The Blvd Spokane, WA
May 8th Neumos Seattle, WA
May 9th Media Club Vancouver, BC
May 10th Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
May 12th The Independent San Francisco, CA
May 13th Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, CA
May 14th The Casbah San Diego, CA
May 16th Plush Tucson, AZ
May 17th Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
May 19th Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
May 20th Waiting Room Omaha, NE
May July 24th 10,000 Lakes Festival Detroit Lakes, MN
May Aug. 29th Univ. of Minnesota Morris, MN



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