Tortoise's Concert History

Tortoise's almost entirely instrumental music defies easy categorization. The group gained significant attention from their early career. The members have roots in Chicago's fertile music scene, playing in various indie rock and punk groups. Formed in 1990, Tortoise was among the first American indie rock bands to incorporate styles closer to Krautrock, dub, minimalism, electronica and various jazz styles, rather than the standard rock and roll and punk that had dominated indie rock for years.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Jun 29, 2019 Solid Sound Festival 2019  
Wilco / The Feelies / Tortoise / Cate Le Bon / Mdou Moctar / Julian Lage Trio / Foxwarren
Mass MoCA North Adams, MA
Feb 15, 2019 –
Feb 17, 2019
Pitchfork Midwinter 2019  
Deerhunter / Panda Bear / Perfume Genius / Slowdive / Kamasi Washington / Zola Jesus / DJ Koze / Oneohtrix Point Never / Grouper / Tortoise / Hiss Golden Messenger / Mount Eerie / Joey Purp / Laurie Anderson / Weyes Blood / Mykki Blanco / JPEGMAFIA / William Basinski / Yves Tumor / serpentwithfeet / Jlin / Sudan Archives / Smerz / Baba Stiltz
The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
Oct 13, 2017 –
Oct 15, 2017
Desert Daze 2017  
Panda Bear / Black Moth Super Rainbow / Tortoise / Ty Segall / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Spiritualized / Boris / Holy Wave / Sleep / La Femme / Avey Tare / John Maus / Froth / Death Valley Girls / Ariel Pink / Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith / Jesus Sons / Iggy Pop / Khruangbin / The Creation Factory / King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard / The Babe Rainbow / Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile / Triptides / Big Search / The Orange Kyte / Dopey's Robe / Allah-Lahs / GOGGS / Twin Peaks
The Institute of Mentalphysics Joshua Tree, CA
Oct 12, 2017 –
Oct 15, 2017
Desert Daze 2017  
Iggy Pop / Kurt Vile / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Courtney Barnett / Panda Bear / Eagles of Death Metal / BadBadNotGood / Cigarettes After Sex / Ty Segall / Spiritualized / King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard / Atlas Sound / Ariel Pink / Allah-Las / Khruangbin / Liars / twin peaks / John Maus / La Femme / Black Moth Super Rainbow / Thurston Moore / John Cale / Tortoise / Sleep / Boris / The Budos Band / Sunflower Bean / Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions / MNDSGN / Deap Vally / Weyes Blood / Avey Tare / Lee Fields / Aldous Harding / Drugdealer / Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton / Froth / Jerry Paper / The Babe Rainbow (aus) / Terry Riley / Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith / Holy Wave / Fever the Ghost / The Gories / L.A. Witch / Celebration / Starcrawler / Triptides / ENTRANCE / Miranda Lee Richards / Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel / King Woman / Winter / Death Valley Girls / Emel Mathlouthi / Make-Up / spaceface / Camera / GØGGS / Drinks / The Myrrors / Frankie & The Witch Fingers / Imaad Wasif / Mint Field / Big Search / Thurston Moore Group / Pearl Charles / Jjuujjuu / Desert Daze / Earthlings / Prettiest Eyes / Jesus Sons / Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile (and the Sea Lice) / Dahga Bloom / The Creation Factory / Petyr / Ian Svenonius / John Dwyer / Gyan Riley / The Orange Kyte / Dopey's Robe / Li Daiguo / Terry Riley & Gyan Riley / Spirtualized
The Institute of Mentalphysics Joshua Tree, CA
Oct 12, 2017 –
Oct 15, 2017
Desert Daze 2017   The Institute of Mentalphysics Joshua Tree, CA
Apr 17, 2017 Tortoise The Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles, CA
Mar 24, 2017 Alvin Curran / The American Contemporary Music Ensemble / Carla Bley Trio / Claire Chase / Colleen / Frederic Rzewski / Frode Haltli / Johann Johannsson / Laetitia Sadier / Lisa Moore / Matmos / Maya Beiser / Meredith Monk / Michael Hurley / Nief-...   Downtown Knoxville Knoxville, TN
Mar 23, 2017 –
Mar 26, 2017
Big Ears Festival 2017  
Wilco / Blonde Redhead / The Magnetic Fields / Deerhoof / Tortoise / My Brightest Diamond / Xiu Xiu / Johann Johannsson / Colin Stetson / Laetitia Sadier / Aoife O'Donovan / Matmos / Colleen / Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith / Yasmine Hamdan / Six Organs of Admittance / Julian Lage / Anna Meredith / Michael Hurley / DM Stith / Joan Shelley / Gavin Bryars / Meredith Monk / Yuki Numata Resnick / DJ Rupture / Arve Henriksen / Shye Ben Tzur / Xylouris White / The Rajasthan Express / Rachel Grimes / Dakha Brakha / Sir Richard Bishop / White Magic / Oliver Coates / Philip Jeck / Theatre of Voices / Shara Worden / Maya Beiser / Carla Bley / Dave Harrington / Supersilent / Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge / Glenn Kotche / Ahleuchatistas / Nathan Salsburg / Acme / Horse Lords / Deathprod / Sarah Kirkland Snider / Frederic Rzewski / Theo Bleckmann / Rangda / Alvin Curran / Gavin Bryars Ensemble / Steve Lehman / Lisa Moore / Dave Harrington Group / Nils Økland / Junun / On Fillmore / Claire Chase / Frode Haltli / Matthew Shipp Trio / Henry Threadgill's Zooid / Emilia Amper / Wu Fei / The American Contemporary Music Ensemble / Knoxville Jazz Orchestra / Sélébéyone / Henry Grimes / Stale Storlokken / Padma Newsome / Shane Parish / Richard Teitelbaum / Musica Elettronica Viva / Nils Økland Band / Nief-Norf / Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner
Knoxville, TN
Mar 16, 2017 Tortoise / Little Black Egg / Tara Jane O'neil   The Hall at MP Brooklyn, NY
Jan 11, 2017 Tortoise / Bayonne / Monobody   Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Dec 08, 2016 Tortoise  
Tortoise
The Croxton Bandroom Thornbury, VIC
Nov 13, 2016 Le Guess Who? 2016  
Marching Church / Swans / Tortoise / Suuns / Junun
TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
Jun 22, 2016 –
Jun 26, 2016
Sled Island 2016  
Angel Olsen / Peaches / Built to Spill / HEALTH / Guided By Voices / Julia Holter / TOPS / Chastity Belt / Tortoise / The Sonics / Deafheaven / Suuns / Together PANGEA / Land of Talk / Protomartyr / Junglepussy / Planningtorock / Psychic TV / Cakes Da Killa / Oneida / Tt the Artist / New Bomb Turks / Dawn of Midi / Dead Cross / SubRosa / Duchess Says / Circuit Des Yeux / Radioactivity / Blanka / Numenorean / Shotgun Jimmie / Yes We Mystic / Fountain / Lab Coast / HSY / Crosss / Máscaras / The Highest Order / Johnny de Courcy / Shearing Pinx / Hyenaz / Marlaena Moore / Terminal Head / Sightlines / Vice Cooler / The Seth Bogart Show / Blu Shorts / Astral Gunk / Pmma
Sled Island Festival Calgary, AB
Jun 09, 2016 –
Jun 11, 2016
NOS Primavera Sound 2016   Parque da Cidade Porto, Portugal
Jun 09, 2016 –
Jun 11, 2016
NOS Primavera Sound 2016  
Sigur Rós / Beach House / Air / Explosions in the Sky / PJ Harvey / Deerhunter / Dinosaur Jr. / Wild Nothing / Destroyer / Cass McCombs / Parquet Courts / Savages / Brian Wilson / Julia Holter / Tortoise / Car Seat Headrest / Autolux / Protomartyr / Algiers / Linda Martini / Ty Segall and The Muggers / Neil Michael Hagerty & the Howling Hex
Parque da Cidade Porto, Portugal
Jun 05, 2016 Shellac / Beach House / Metz / NOTS / Tortoise / Robert Forster / Parquet Courts / This Is Not a Love Song / Unsane   Paloma Nîmes, France
Jun 02, 2016 –
Jun 04, 2016
Primavera Sound 2016  
PJ Harvey / The Last Shadow Puppets / Brian Wilson / Action Bronson / Moderat / John Carpenter / Drive Like Jehu / Deerhunter / Dinosaur Jr. / Kamasi Washington / Ty Segall / Julia Holter / Thee Oh Sees / Tortoise / Mudhoney / Robert Forster / Boredoms / Beak> / Shellac / Goat / Unsane / Black Lips / Richard Dawson / Loop / Julien Baker / Radiohead / Explosions in the Sky / Tame Impala / Deerhunter / Savages / Manel / LCD Soundsystem / Animal Collective / Air / Sigur Rós / Suede
Parc del Fòrum Barcelona, Spain
Jun 01, 2016 –
Jun 05, 2016
Primavera Sound Festival 2016   Parc del Fòrum Barcelona,
Jun 01, 2016 –
Jun 05, 2016
Primavera Sound Festival 2016   Parc del Fòrum Barcelona,
Jun 01, 2016 –
Jun 05, 2016
Primavera Sound Festival 2016   Parc del Fòrum Barcelona,
Jun 01, 2016 –
Jun 05, 2016
Primavera Sound Festival 2016   Parc del Fòrum Barcelona,
Jun 01, 2016 –
Jun 05, 2016
Primavera Sound Festival 2016   Parc del Fòrum Barcelona,
Jun 01, 2016 –
Jun 05, 2016
Primavera Sound Festival 2016   Parc del Fòrum Barcelona,
Jun 01, 2016 –
Jun 05, 2016
Primavera Sound Festival 2016  
Radiohead / Tame Impala / Sigur Rós / Beach House / Beirut / Pusha T / Air / Animal Collective / Daughter / PJ Harvey / Explosions in the Sky / Neon Indian / Deerhunter / LCD Soundsystem / Vince Staples / Action Bronson / Dinosaur Jr. / Chairlift / Black Lips / The Last Shadow Puppets / Wild Nothing / Jay Rock / The Avalanches / Moderat / Suede / Battles / Ty Segall / Thee Oh Sees / Destroyer / Freddie Gibbs / Parquet Courts / Cass McCombs / NAO / Hudson Mohawke / Richard Hawley / Savages / Brian Wilson / Car Seat Headrest / Mudhoney / Kamasi Washington / Shura / Julia Holter / Pantha du Prince / Titus Andronicus / SG Lewis / Floating Points / Maceo Plex / Tortoise / DJ Koze / Bob Mould / Moses Sumney / Suuns / Goat / Roosevelt / Kiasmos / (Sandy) Alex G / White Fence / Jessy Lanza / Julien Baker / Shellac / Empress Of / Autolux / Dâm-Funk / Andy Shauf / Dungen / Venom / Har Mar Superstar / John Carpenter / Orchestra Baobab / Protomartyr / Methyl Ethel / Cabaret Voltaire / Jenny Hval / The Chills / Beach Slang / Algiers / White Reaper / Beak> / Ben Watt / Boredoms / Six Organs of Admittance / Steve Gunn / Royal Headache / Drive Like Jehu / U.S. Girls / Psychic TV / Manel / Current 93 / Loop / Deradoorian / Holly Herndon / Sheer Mag / Evian Christ / Unsane / C. Tangana / Bernard Butler / Angel Witch / Mbongwana Star / The James Hunter Six / Ho99o9 / Richard Dawson / Robert Forster / Lubomyr Melnyk / Younghusband / Powell / Alessandro Cortini / Selda / Cavern of Anti-Matter / Oh Pep! / Joana Serrat / Grupo de Expertos Solynieve / Baby Dee / Boom Pam / El Último Vecino / Optimo Espacio / Ty Segall and The Muggers / Dj Richard / Bradford Cox / Doble Pletina / Baywaves / Viva Belgrado / Stara Rzeka / Mueran Humanos / Carla / PXXR GVNG / Pumuky / Autumn Comets / C+C=Maxigross / Inspira / Aliment / Cala Vento / Univers / The Saurs / Wind Atlas / Dj Coco / fasenuova / Islam Chipsy / Nothing Places / My Expansive Awareness / Alberto Montero / Dave P / Holögrama / Neil Michael Hagerty & the Howling Hex / Pajaro Jack / A R Kane / Big Summer / Siberian Wolves / Die Katapult / Ben Watt Band / Power Burkas / Invisible Harvey / EEK Featuring Islam Chipsy / Mar Otra Vez / Shinkiro / Twin Drama / Old King Cole Younger / Barry Hogan
Parc del Fòrum Barcelona,
May 30, 2016 Tortoise Das Bett Frankfurt,
May 29, 2016 Tortoise     Feierwerk / Hansa 39 Munich,
Mar 21, 2016 Tortoise / Mind Over Mirrors Asheville, NC
Mar 21, 2016 Tortoise
Tortoise
Asheville, NC
Mar 18, 2016 Tortoise / Mind Over Mirrors / Chris Forsyth   Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Mar 18, 2016 Tortoise   World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Mar 09, 2016 Tortoise / Mind Over Mirrors / Dosh   Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
Feb 15, 2016 Tortoise     Kulturzentrum franz.K Reutlingen,
Jun 28, 2015 GZA / Tortoise / Lightning Bolt / Loop   Roundhouse London, UK
Jul 13, 2013 –
Jul 14, 2013
West Fest 2013  
Tortoise / Those Darlins / Born Ruffians / Javelin / Thin Hymns / Girl Group Chicago / Oblivians / Heavy Times / Redgrave / Baathhaus / Tight Phantomz / Forgotten Species
Chicago Ave, between Wood and Damen West Chicago, IL
Sep 15, 2012 Future Islands / Tortoise / Matmos Webster Hall New York, NY
Jun 05, 2012 Tortoise   Feierwerk Munich,
Jun 02, 2012 –
Jun 02, 2012
Field Day 2012  
Franz Ferdinand / Grimes / Beirut / The Vaccines / SBTRKT / Metronomy / Andrew Bird / Jessie Ware / Mazzy Star / Blood Orange / Django Django / Gold Panda / Com Truise / Hudson Mohawke / Austra / Modeselektor / Liars / Maya Jane Coles / Julia Holter / Rustie / Julio Bashmore / kindness / Here We Go Magic / Last Dinosaurs / Tortoise / Friends / Citizens! / Summer Camp / Baxter Dury / Daniel Avery / The Men / Crocodiles / Zomby / Eats Everything / Toy / Spector / When Saints Go Machine / Peaking Lights / Koreless / Fennesz / Laurel Halo / Jeffrey Lewis / Theme Park / To Kill A King / Blanck Mass / Errors / Zulu Winter / Blawan / R. Stevie Moore / Korallreven / Afrocubism / Tim Burgess / Kassem Mosse / Papa M / Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard / Sunless '97 / Rocketnumbernine / Revere / Deco Child / Huw Stephens / Outfit (UK)
Victoria Park London London, UK
Nov 19, 2010 Broken Social Scene / Tortoise / Menomena   Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
Nov 17, 2010 Broken Social Scene / Tortoise / Menomena   Elysee Montmartre Paris, France
Nov 16, 2010 Broken Social Scene / Tortoise   KOKO London, UK
Nov 15, 2010 Broken Social Scene / Tortoise KOKO London, UK
Sep 10, 2010 –
Sep 11, 2010
Hopscotch Music Festival 2010   Kings Raleigh, NC
Sep 10, 2010 Tortoise / Greg Davis & Ben Vida   The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Jul 10, 2010 Tortoise / Escape Act Whelans Dublin, Ireland
May 27, 2010 Primavera Sound  
Tortoise
Parc del Fòrum Barcelona, Spain
May 27, 2010 –
May 29, 2010
Primavera Sound Festival 2010  
Major Lazer / The xx / Diplo / Pixies / Florence + the Machine / Beach House / Grizzly Bear / Spoon / Wilco / Matt and Kim / The Drums / Pet Shop Boys / Broken Social Scene / Real Estate / Yeasayer / Sleigh Bells / Dr. Dog / Best Coast / Pavement / Panda Bear / The New Pornographers / Moderat / The Antlers / The Bloody Beetroots / CocoRosie / Built to Spill / Surfer Blood / The Charlatans / Gary Numan / Low / Wild Beasts / Orbital / The Big Pink / Japandroids / Oh Sees / Dum Dum Girls / Atlas Sound / HEALTH / Wire / Delorean / Smith Westerns / No Age / The Fall / Here We Go Magic / Fake Blood / Lee "Scratch" Perry / The Field / Tortoise / Titus Andronicus / Cold Cave / Fuck Buttons / Sunny Day Real Estate / Superchunk / Joker / Owen Pallett / Les Savy Fav / The Books / Crocodiles / Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions / Shellac / The Slits / Harlem / Mission of Burma / The King Khan & BBQ Show / A Sunny Day in Glasgow / Marc Almond / Jeffrey Lewis / Beak> / Nomad / Ben Frost / The Wave Pictures / Liquid Liquid / The Clean / Nana Grizol / Scout Niblett / Polvo / Bis / Fuel Fandango / Boy 8-Bit / bigott / Van Dyke Parks / Ganglians / Sic Alps / Circulatory System / Standstill / The Almighty Defenders / Roddy Frame / Clare & The Reasons / Mujeres / Pony Bravo / Wild Honey / Monotonix / APSE / Black Math Horseman / Duquende / Chrome Hoof / Camarón / Macaco Bong / Condo Fucks / The Psychic Paramount / Emilio Jose / Sian Alice Group / UI / Bundles / Chicuelo / EdredoN / Half Foot Outside / Biscuit / Cohete / Hallogallo 2010 / Cuerpos / La Leyenda Del Tiempo
Barcelona, Spain
Feb 15, 2010 Tortoise / Disappears   Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
Dec 11, 2009 –
Dec 13, 2009
All Tomorrow's Parties - ATP 2009   Unknown venue Minehead,
Dec 11, 2009 –
Dec 13, 2009
All Tomorrow's Parties - ATP 2009  
Bardo Pond / Fuck Buttons / Battles / The Mars Volta / Tall Firs / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Deerhoof / Tortoise / Devendra Banhart / Sleepy Sun / The Breeders / Mudhoney / OM / Lightning Bolt / Explosions in the Sky / Melvins / Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / Dirty Three / The Drones / Porn / Sunn O))) / PORN (The Men Of) / Modest Mouse / Beak> / Papa M / Polvo / Shellac / Alexander Tucker / The For Carnation / Edan / Six Organs of Admittance / Growing / Afrirampo / Josh T. Pearson / múm / J. Mascis & The Fog / APSE / The Magic Band / Crispin Hellion Glover / Crispin Glover / Belle and Sebastian (DJ Set) / Ricky Powell / Youm
Unknown venue Minehead,
Nov 18, 2009 Tortoise Palau de Musica Catalana Barcelona, Spain
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Concerts Per Year:
2019 2 concerts
2017 8 concerts
2016 22 concerts
2015 1 concert
2013 1 concert
2012 3 concerts
2010 10 concerts
2009 18 concerts
2008 3 concerts
2007 8 concerts
2005 5 concerts
2004 7 concerts
2003 5 concerts
2001 6 concerts
1999 1 concert
1998 6 concerts
1996 6 concerts
1995 1 concert
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