Telekinetic Yeti Announce Mammoth North American Summer Tour 





Telekinetic Yeti, the Iowa-based duo of Alex Baumann (guitar/vocals) and Rockwel Heim (drums), have announced an extensive, two month North American Summer tour, with the pair joining Weedeater for two weeks before kicking off their own headlining trek with openers White Hills.

The news arrives as the band prepares for the July 8 arrival of Primordial (Tee Pee Records), with a preview of the 11-song album coming via the band’s “Ancient Nug” video (

Primordial was produced by Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness). Album pre-orders are available now (, with the collection available on several limited-edition colored vinyl variants, CD and digitally.

Tour dates:

With Weedeater:
July 2 Piedmont, SC Tribbles
July 3 Atlanta, GA Sabbath Brewing
July 4 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
July 5 Lafayette, LA Freetown Boom Boom Room
July 6 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves
July 7 Austin, TX Lost Well
July 8 Houston, TX Last Concert Café
July 9 Tulsa, OK Mercury Lounge
July 12 Madison, WI High Noon
July 13 Grand Rapids Pyramid Scheme
July 14 Bloomington, IL Nightshop
July 15 Athens, OH The Union
July 16 Cleveland, OH No Class
July 17 Johnson City, TN The Hideaway

Headlining dates, White Hills support:
July 19 Charlotte, NC Snug Harbor
July 20 Charlottesville, VA Champion Brewing (free show)
July 21 Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant St
July 23 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall
July 24 Philadelphia, PA Silk City
July 25 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
July 26 Pittsburgh, PA Crafthouse
July 28 Detroit, MI Smalls
July 31 Newport, KY Southgate House
August 1 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
August 3 Green Bay, WI Lyric Room
August 4 Iowa City, IA Wildwood
August 7 Denver, CO Globe Hall
August 8 Salt Lake City, UT Aces High
August 10 Seattle, WA Substation
August 11 Bellingham, WA Shakedown
August 12 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
August 13 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom
August 14 Sacramento, CA Café Colonial
August 16 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
August 19 Tempe, AZ Yucca Taproom
August 20 Albuquerque, NM 606
August 21 Oklahoma City, OK 89th St
August 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
August 26 St. Louis, MO Red Flag
August 27 Rock Island, IL Skylark
August 29 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry

Tickets for all shows are on-sale now:

Telekinetic Yeti’s debut album, Abominable, was one of the year’s most talked about debuts, with The Obelisk dubbing it the “debut of the year,” and saying “it could have been another band’s second or third record for the level of cohesion on display.” Metal Injection noted their “explosive live show” as tours with Clutch, Red Fang and Weedeater followed. With Primordial, the band takes their game to a whole new level. The album explores themes as diverse as evolution, sorcery, black magic and the contradictions of the gloriously uplifting yet simultaneously melancholic human condition.

Photo credit: Jeremy Vallin