The multimedia madness of The Mutaytor will be lighting up stages across the Western U.S. over the next month and a half.
The experimental troupe recently performed at the Download Festival in Mountain View, Calif., and has dates planned in the Pacific Northwest for early October. A seven-night residency at Universal Studios Hollywood will follow, with the group promising one of its largest productions yet.
After gigs in Las Vegas and San Francisco, The Mutaytor will perform at Music Box @ Fonda in Los Angeles, taping the November 17 performance for its debut DVD.
The group numbers more than 30 members, including bassist John Avila, percussionist Steve Reid, the Dub Psi Lab, a three-piece horn section and teams of acrobats and fire dancers on a stage set that includes more than 100 drums.