Deafheaven, DIIV to Play Mercy Lounge Oct. 28

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Out on the road in support of their phenomenal, recently-released fourth album Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, genre-bending, artsy San Francisco black metal meets post-metal meets shoegaze outfit Deafheaven have announced a run of co-headlining fall dates with Brooklyn dreamy, shoegaze-y, indie rockers DIIV, a bit of an unlikely pairing, but one we love (and one that makes more sense the deeper you dive into both groups), which is set to stop at Mercy Lounge on Oct. 28.

While they just played Nashville last year, Deafheaven’s headlining shows in Music City have been fairly intermittent over the years, since first breaking out with their critically-acclaimed 2013 effort Sunbather. DIIV, largely the musical vehicle of frontman Zachary Cole Smith, last played Nashville in 2016, shortly after the release of their sophomore LP Is the Is Are. The road to that release was notoriously troubled, and there’s been a but of turbulence since, but the band have seemingly been focused and ramping up activity again as of late, hopefully meaning we’ll get some new music sooner than later.

We’d be beyond excited about either of these bands alone, but together, this is looking like one of the most essential shows of the fall. Watch Deafheaven’s excellent new video for “Night People” below, then grab tickets when they go on sale this Friday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. CDT right here!



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Oct. 20 – Club Congress – Tuscon, AZ
Oct. 21 – Sister – Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 22 – Low Brow Palace – El Paso, TX
Oct. 23 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
Oct. 25 – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
Oct. 26 – 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA
Oct. 27 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
Oct. 28 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Oct. 30 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
Oct. 31 – White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ
Nov. 1 – 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
Nov. 2 – Fête Ballroom – Providence, RI
Nov. 3 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY
Nov. 4 – Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 6 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
Nov. 7 – The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 9 – Canopy Club – Champaign, IL
Nov. 10 – The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 11 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
Nov. 13 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Nov. 15 – Jub Jub’s – Reno, NV
Nov. 16 – Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
Nov. 17 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

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