The Motet Announce 30-Date Fall Headlining “Speed of Light Tour” at Red Rocks Amphitheatre July 12 2019

Los Angeles, CA – June 28, 2019 – Denver-based funk and soul ensemble The Motet will be hitting the road this fall for an extensive headlining tour in continued support of their critically-acclaimed album, Death Or Devotion. The 30-date cross-country “Speed Of Light Tour” officially kicks off September 5th in New Orleans and will stop in such cities asAustin, Dallas, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles (October 5th at Lodge Room), Cleveland, Cincinnati, Brooklyn (two nights at Brooklyn Bowl, November 22nd and 23rd), Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis, among many others, keeping the band on the road through December. Full routing can be found below. 

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“2019 has been an amazing, nonstop year thus far – a new album plus so many incredible shows all over the country, and we’re not slowing down,” shares vocalist Lyle Divinsky. “We’re feeling so inspired by all the new music and experiences we’ve been having, so we really want to keep that rolling into this fall by playing as much as we can for as many of our friends, family, and ever-expansive community as we can.”

Prior to the launch of the fall tour, The Motet (Dave Watts [drums], Joey Porter [keys], Garrett Sayers [bass], Ryan Jalbert [guitar], Lyle Divinsky [vocals], Drew Sayers [sax]and Parris Fleming [trumpet]) will co-headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, July 12th with fellow funk outfit Galactic. The show, their 5th annual at the legendary Colorado venue, will also feature support from Moon Hooch and various special guests throughout The Motet’s set including Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) and Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation). In addition, the band can be seen at several festivals throughout the summer, including Targhee Fest, The Peach Music Festival and FloydFest, as well as select headlining dates.

Hailed a “a funk/soul gem” by the Associated Press, Death Or Devotion, released earlier this year via their own label, is a killer collection of 10 feel good grooves including the singles”Highly Compatible,””Whacha Gonna Bring,””Supernova” and “Get It Right.”  Death Or Devotion earmarks an important point in The Motet’s journey.  For 20 years, the seven-piece has been fusing boisterous badass funk and swaggering soul with a thought-provoking inventiveness to create something truly unique. Each member of the band brought something different to the mix for the new album with their own unique set of musical influences and styles. The collection of songs finds the band pushing boundaries and breaking new ground, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike – continually providing a welcome escape for listeners.


July 12 – Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ Galactic and Moon Hooch)
July 14 – Alta, WY | Targhee Fest
July 18 – Hampton Beach, NH | Bernie’s Beach Bar (w/ West End Blend)
July 19 – Pawling, NY | Daryl’s House
July 20 – Jay, VT | Jeezum Crow Festival
July 23 – Dewey Beach, DW | Bottle & Cork (w/ Tweed)
July 25 – Floyd, VA | FloydFest
July 26 – Floyd, VA | FloydFest
July 27 – Scranton, PA | The Peach Music Festival
August 2 – Thornville, OH | The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival
August 10 – Aspen, CO | Belly Up
August 17 – Durango, CO | KSUT Party In the Park
August 24 – Park City, UT | Canyons Village at Park City
September 5 – New Orleans, LA | Tipitinas
September 6 – Houston, TX | Last Concert Café
September 7 – Austin, TX | MohawkSeptember 12 – Tulsa, OK | Vanguard
September 13 – Fayetteville, AR | George’s Majestic Lounge (w/ DJ Williams’ Shots Fired)
September 14 – Dallas, TX | Deep Ellum Art Co (w/ DJ Williams’ Shots Fired)
September 26 – Carrboro, NC | Cat’s Cradle (w/ Exmag)
September 27 – Asheville, NC | Salvage Station (w/ Star Kitchen)
October 2 – Phoenix, AZ | Crescent Ballroom
October 3 – Las Vegas, NV | Brooklyn Bowl (w/ Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Duo)
October 4 – Solana Beach, CA | Belly Up (w/ Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Duo)
October 5 – Los Angeles, CA | Lodge Room (w/ Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Duo)
October 17 – Morgantown, WV | 123 Pleasant St
October 19 – Corolla, NC | Mustang Rock N Roast
November 9 – Portland, ME | State Theatre
November 13 – Buffalo, NY | The Tralf (w/ Exmag)
November 14 – Cleveland, OH | Beachland Ballroom
November 16 – Cincinnati, OH | Bogart’s (w/ Exmag)
November 20 – Ithaca, NY | The Haunt (w/ Sophistafunk)
November 21 – Providence, RI | Fete Music Hall
November 22 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl
November 23 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl
December 5 – Omaha, NE | Waiting Room (w/ Exmag)
December 6 – Minneapolis, MN | First Avenue (w/ Exmag)
December 7 – Madison, WI | Majestic Theatre (w/ Exmag)
December 13 – Detroit, MI | El Club (w/ Exmag)
December 14 – Chicago, IL | Vic Theatre (w/ Exmag)
December 15 – St. Louis, MO | Old Rock House (w/ Exmag)
December 31 – Seattle, WA | Neptune Theatre