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Australian singer also prepping U.S. tour and re-release of his 2006 album.
By Gil Kaufman
Gotye has scored the longest-running #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Somebody That I Used To Know." So if one hit is good, 10 must be better, right? That seems to be the logic behind the upcoming release of a "Somebody" remix album, which, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is scheduled to drop on iTunes June 8 and feature reworkings of the song by Adrock, Tiesto, Gang of Colours, Bibio, M-Phazes, Faux Pas, 4Frnt, Sneaker For, Dan Aux and Miami Nights 1984.
"Somebody" just marked its seventh week at #1, passing the year's other inescapable single, fun.'s "We Are Young," which held the top spot for six weeks. And if you're psyched about that Gotye bounty, you'll be even more excited to hear that the singer's Australia-only 2006 sophomore album, Like Drawing Blood, will get re-released in the U.S. in July.
But wait, there's more! Gotye will kick off a 33-date North American tour on August 22 in Denver, Colorado at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre with support from Chairlift, Missy Higgins and Zammuto, but, alas, not Kimbra, the other voice heard on "Somebody." Along the way, the tour will take Gotye to a number of landmark events and venues, including the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Los Angeles' Greek Theatre, New York's Radio City Music Hall, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and Austin, Texas, where he'll wrap things up on October 13 with a slot at the Austin City Limits festival.
The dates for Gotye's North American tour:
»8/22 -- Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
»8/24 -- Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion
»8/25 -- Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside Theater
»8/26 -- Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Theater at Target Center
»8/28 -- Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center
»8/29 -- Calgary, AB @ Stampede Corral
»8/31 -- Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park
»9/1 -- Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Music And Arts Festival
»9/2 -- Portland, OR @ Edgefield Amphitheatre
»9/4 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
»9/6 -- Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
»9/14 -- Kansas City, MO @ Berkley Riverfront Park
»9/16 -- Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
»9/17 -- Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
»9/18 -- Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
»9/20 -- Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater
»9/21 -- Montreal, QC @ Jacques Cartier Pier (Old Port)
»9/22 -- Boston, MA @ Bank Of America Pavilion
»9/25 -- New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
»9/27 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park
»9/29 -- Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
»9/30 -- Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
»10/1 -- Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheatre
»10/3 -- Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
»10/4 -- Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
»10/5 -- Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
»10/7 -- Miami, FL @ Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park
»10/8 -- Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
»10/10 -- New Orleans, LA @ Lakefront Arena
»10/11 -- Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
»10/12 -- Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre
»10/13 -- Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
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