Thomas Dolby‘s mini-tour is making a stop in Seattle, at the Triple Door, October 10th. Dolby’s website reveals it’s one of only seven stops and will include Dolby “lecturing about his new social networking transmedia game, The Floating City, interspersed with live songs from his upcoming album, as well as a few timeless classics.”
At each show, Dolby will tell the story behind the recording of the new album on his solar-powered lifeboat, with an array of guests including Mark Knopfler, Imogen Heap and Regina Spektor. He will also give his personal account of the groundbreaking Floating City game, which he describes as “a Dieselpunk dystopia . . . weary survivors of a global climate catastrophe bartering and trading to stay alive in the face of techno-piracy and mutant squid attacks!”
The new album from Thomas Dolby A Map of the Floating City is due out October 25th.
Here’s Dolby and a host of synthesizers and electronics live: