Chromatics kicked off their Double Exposure Tour this past Tuesday at the Santa Ana Observatory, playing their first public concert in over five years. The ethereal, synth-pop outfit will be performing at the Wiltern tomorrow night, marking their second stop on a six-week, North American tour.

Prior to Tuesday’s show, Chromatics’ last on-stage performance was for the season premiere of David Lynch’s 2017 Twin Peaks revival. Their particular brand of wistful, atmospheric dream pop felt particularly at home on a series known for its otherworldly, enigmatic nature.

The multi-talented musicians directed the music video for their latest single “Time Rider,” which features psychedelic imagery juxtaposed over a sepia-toned canvas, as lead singer Ruth Radelet rides a motorcycle that bridges time and space.

With an obvious affinity for surreal abstractions, their live performance will coincide with a visual display, featuring a series of films directed by Chromatics producer and multi-instrumentalist Johnny Jewel, mixed live by video artist Danny Perez (Antibirth, Panda Bear). Their setlist consists of the band’s favorite tracks from their three studio albums Night Drive, Kill For Love, and Cherry, as well as the forthcoming LP Dear Tommy.

Chromatics will be supported by Italians Do It Better label-mates Desire and In Mirrors.

The band is advocating for a vital cause, putting $1 from every ticket sale towards school supplies and resources. They’ve partnered with PLUS1 for the initiative, and you can visit their website for additional information or to get involved.

Tickets for tomorrow night’s show at the Wiltern are still available, and can be purchased online via the link below. They will be performing at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown this Friday, 5/3 before heading to San Diego on 5/4.


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