Aphex Twin Reveals ‘Syro’ Listening Events in North America and Europe

Aphex Twin, 1996.
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Aphex Twin photographed in 1996. 

Eight listening events will be held in undisclosed locations across North America and Europe.

Aphex Twin mastermind Richard D. James is giving hardcore fans in select cities a chance to listen Syro, his first new album in 13 years, before it’s released on Sept. 23 through Warp.

A total of eight listening events will be held in undisclosed locations across North America and Europe, beginning Sept. 5 in London. See the full city listing below. Fans can enter a lottery to attend the events, where Syro will be played in its entirety, by visiting warp.net on Aug. 31. The lottery closes on Sept. 2.

After using a blimp and the deep Internet to tease his upcoming new album in mid-August, James unveiled the cover art for Syro, wich lists various costs associated with promoting a record. They range from "Refreshments for NYC listening party" to "Outdoor postering in Berlin/Cologne/Hamburg and other cities" to "Postage costs for U.S. radio promotion rollout."

Here are the locations of the upcoming Syro listening events:

Sept. 5: London
Sept. 5: Paris
Sept. 6: New York
Sept. 6: Los Angeles
Sept. 7: Toronto
Sept. 8: Brussels, Belgium
Sept. 10: Utrecht, Netherlands

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