Tame Impala announce live return

Band will hit the road again in 2018

Tame Impala have announced their first live date of 2018, confirming that they will play Spain’s Mad Cool Festival next summer.

The Australian band last played live at Panorama Festival in New York during July. Now, they’ve confirmed they will hit the road again in 2018.

Tame Impala have been announced for Mad Cool alongside the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode, Kasabian, Justice, MGMT, Massive Attack, Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Snow Patrol, Alice In Chains, and more. See the full line-up so far here.


Kevin Parker and band will play the Madrid festival on July 12. It runs from July 12-14.


Meanwhile, Tame Impala recently released three new B-side tracks, titled ‘List of People (To Try And Forget About)’, ‘Powerlines’ and ‘Taxi’s Here’.

The songs feature on the band’s new deluxe ‘Collector’s Edition’ box set of their acclaimed 2015 album ‘Currents’, one of NME‘s Albums Of The Year for that year.

Parker explained that he started writing ‘List of People (To Try And Forget About)’ between the end of 2012’s ‘Lonerism’ and the start of the sessions for ‘Currents’.


He said: “I guess maybe one of the reasons it didn’t end up on the album [‘Currents’] was that it was started on so early and I was so over it by the time I was finishing the album. But by the time I got to finish [the track], I was really kind of like satisfied with it as a song and as a chunk of my creativity and emotion and stuff.”