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  
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   The Institute of Mentalphysics Joshua Tree, CA
Apr 17, 2017 Tortoise The Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles, CA
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 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 09, 2016 –
Jun 11, 2016
NOS Primavera Sound 2016   Parque da Cidade Porto, Portugal
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 at Das Bett (May 30, 2016)
Tortoise
Das Bett Frankfurt,
May 29, 2016 Tortoise at Feierwerk / Hansa 39 (May 29, 2016)     Feierwerk / Hansa 39 Munich,
Mar 21, 2016 Tortoise / Mind Over Mirrors Asheville, NC
Mar 21, 2016 Tortoise
Tortoise
Asheville, NC
Mar 18, 2016 Tortoise and Mind Over Mirrors at Underground Arts (March 18, 2016)  
Tortoise / Mind Over Mirrors / Chris Forsyth
Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Mar 09, 2016 Tortoise / Mind Over Mirrors / Dosh   Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
Feb 15, 2016 Tortoise at Kulturzentrum franz.K (February 15, 2016)     Kulturzentrum franz.K Reutlingen,
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 at Feierwerk (June 5, 2012)   Feierwerk Munich,
Nov 19, 2010 Broken Social Scene / Tortoise / Menomena   Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 10, 2010 –
Sep 11, 2010
Hopscotch Music Festival 2010   King's Barcade Raleigh, NC
May 27, 2010 Primavera Sound  
Tortoise
Parc del Fòrum Barcelona, Spain
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,
Oct 18, 2009 Wilco with Tortoise at UIC Pavilion (October 18, 2009)  
Wilco / Tortoise
UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
Oct 18, 2009 Wilco / Tortoise   UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
Oct 02, 2009 Tortoise / Prefuse 73 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
Aug 24, 2009 Tortoise at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (August 24, 2009)   Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt,
Aug 20, 2009 –
Aug 22, 2009
Pukkelpop 2009   Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt,
Jul 17, 2009 –
Jul 19, 2009
Pitchfork Music Festival 2009  
M83 / The National / Grizzly Bear / The Flaming Lips / Beirut / Matt and Kim / Yeasayer / Yo La Tengo / The Antlers / Wavves / Black Lips / Frightened Rabbit / Blitzen Trapper / Built to Spill / The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / Japandroids / Mew / Pharoahe Monch / The Walkmen / The Thermals / Tortoise / Fucked Up / Lindstrøm / Bowerbirds / Cymbals Eat Guitars / The Very Best / Vivian Girls / Plants and Animals / DOOM / Final Fantasy / The Jesus Lizard / Women / The Dutchess and the Duke / Disappears / The Mae Shi / Ponytail / DJ Rupture / Dianogah / Killer Whales / Michael Columbia
Unknown venue Chicago, IL
Jul 17, 2009 –
Jul 19, 2009
Pitchfork Music Festival 2009   Grant Park Chicago, IL
Jul 17, 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival 2009   Union Park Chicago, IL
Jun 30, 2007 Tortoise / Make Believe   Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
Jun 15, 2007 Bonnaroo 2007 Day 1   Great Stage Park Manchester, TN
Jun 14, 2007 –
Jun 17, 2007
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2007   Unknown venue Chattanooga, TN
Jun 14, 2007 –
Jun 17, 2007
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2007   Great Stage Park Manchester, TN
Jun 14, 2007 –
Jun 17, 2007
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2007   Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Chattanooga, TN
Jun 14, 2007 –
Jun 17, 2007
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2007   Unknown venue Chattanooga, TN
Jun 14, 2007 –
Jun 17, 2007
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2007   Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Manchester, TN
Jun 14, 2007 –
Jun 17, 2007
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2007  
Kings of Leon / Ziggy Marley / The Black Keys / Franz Ferdinand / Gogol Bordello / The National / Lily Allen / Feist / Rodrigo y Gabriela / Cold War Kids / Regina Spektor / The Black Angels / The Flaming Lips / Damien Rice / Xavier Rudd / Hot Chip / Ween / Wilco / Spoon / The Roots / The Hold Steady / Paolo Nutini / Clutch / The Decemberists / Gillian Welch / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Tool / Dierks Bentley / Widespread Panic / Gov't Mule / Wolfmother / DJ Shadow / STS9 / Manu Chao / Galactic / Dr. Dog / Brazilian Girls / Michael Franti & Spearhead / The String Cheese Incident / Old Crow Medicine Show / Fountains of Wayne / Tortoise / Girl Talk / The White Stripes / Manchester Orchestra / Keller Williams / MuteMath / The Little Ones / RX Bandits / Railroad Earth / Tea Leaf Green / Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman / Sam Roberts Band / Hot Tuna / Annuals / Ornette Coleman / Ryan Shaw / The Police / Apollo Sunshine / The Slip / Sasha & John Digweed / Lionel Loueke / Bob Weir & RatDog / James Blood Ulmer / Uncle Earl / Stanton Moore Trio / Richard Thompson Band / Superjam / New Orleans Klezmer Allstars / Ravi Coltrane Quartet / Mago Featuring John Medeski and Billy Martin
Unknown venue Chattanooga, TN
Sep 23, 2005 –
Sep 25, 2005
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2005   Zilker Park Austin, TX
May 22, 2005 Tortoise at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (May 22, 2005)   Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt,
Jan 19, 2005 Tortoise   The Zoo Brisbane Australia

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