Have you ever heard of MOVITS!? If you haven’t, chances are you don’t watch The Colbert Report. This trio of hip-hop-swing-jazz meisters who never really thought they’d play anywhere outside of their home country of Sweden when they first formed. But it seemed like they were destined for bigger things since their debut album Appelknyckarjazz quickly became the toast of Sweden and found an unlikely ally here in the states.
This past summer they were contacted by the staff at The Colbert Report. “We really didn’t think we’d ever play outside of Scandinavia, being as we sing in Swedish”, frontman Joakim Nilsson says. “And definitely not in the States!” It turns out that Stephen Colbert himself found the video for the band’s single “Fel Del Av Gården” in an online forum at www.reddit.com and, despite the linguistic barrier, invited Movits! to perform on his show.
A few days later the band was making their US debut on The Colbert Report and the rest is proverbial history. It didn’t take long for the band to benefit from the “Colbert Bump” either. Their album quickly hit the #2 spot on the iTunes hip-hop chart and #18 on the overall chart. Prompting interest in the states for people to see more Movits!
Now the bands are hitting the US in full hip-hop-swing-jazz regalia. If you’d like to follow Movits! travels through the US read up on their blog www.firstwetakemanhattan.se
**TICKETS AREA AVAILABLE FOR THIS TOUR. IF YOU’D LIKE TO GO JUST ASK!**
MOVITS! US TOUR
Jan 13 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Jan 14 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
Jan 15 – IOTA Café – Arlington, VA
Jan 16 – Local 506 Chapel – Hill, NC
Jan 17 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
Jan 19 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
Jan 21 – Plush – Tucson, AZ
Jan 22 – Spaceland – Los Angeles, CA
Jan 23 – Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
Jan 26 – High Dive – Seattle, WA
Jan 29 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Jan 30 – Stonefly Brewery – Milwaukee, WI
Jan 31 – Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL
Feb 1 – Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
You can read up on Movits! Adventures through the US On Their Tour Blog www.firstwetakemanhattan.se