What is the definition of the Ultimate Reality? Well, according to Wham City’s Dan Deacon, it may have something to do with a serious audio/visual experience. For Deacon’s forthcoming Ultimate Reality DVD (to be released this winter), the analog art-rocker teamed up with visual artist Joe Roche and two drummers (from the bands Ponytail and Video Hippos, respectively), for a 40-minute live freak-out. In honor of the DVD’s release, both Deacon and Roche are hitting the road, with a series of film screenings to be followed by live Deacon-only performances. If you want to see a sweaty guy going nuts with a bunch of effect pedals, this is the tour of your dreams.

Tour Dates
01/06 Chapel Hill, NC: Local 506
01/07 Atlanta, GA: Eyedrum
01/09 New Orleans, LA: One Eyed Jack’s
01/12 Denton, TX: Hailey’s
01/15 Los Angeles, CA: El Rey Theatre
01/17 San Francisco, CA: Great American Music Hall
01/18 Portland, OR: Backspace
01/19 Portland, OR: Holocene
01/20 Seattle, WA: Neumo’s
01/21 Vancouver, BC: Richards On Richards
01/25 Chicago, IL: Lakeshore Theater
01/26 Chicago, IL: Metro
01/27 Detroit, MI: Scrummage University
01/28 Cleveland, OH: Grog Shop
01/30 Montreal, QC: La Sala Rossa
01/21 Boston, MA: Pozen Center
02/08 New York, NY: Whitney Museum