The summer of BANKS continues as we near September. Fresh off the release of her album III (which I loved) in July, she’s now preparing for her headlining tour in support of the record. She’s also released a string of visuals for songs on III, and that trend continues today. This morning BANKS dropped an eerie, stunning new lyric video for track “Contaminated.”

The centerpiece of the video is a technicolor rock structure, under which resides a contortionist. As “Contaminated” plays, the contortionist bends and twists herself in a series of more complex movements. That on its own would be enough for an enthralling video, but there’s more. The lighting in the background changes suddenly to reflect shifts in the song’s emotions, and the colors in both the rocks and coating the performer blend and bleed in captivatingly unnatural ways.

You can watch the lyric video for “Contaminated” below. BANKS will head out on the road starting September 3 in Toronto, and tickets can be found here. A full list of North American dates is below.

BANKS The III Tour North American Dates
09/03 Toronto, ON, REBEL
09/04 Montreal, QC, MTELUS
09/06 Boston, MA, House of Blues
09/07 Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Steel * SOLD OUT
09/08 Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Steel * SOLD OUT
09/10 Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Steel *
09/11 Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore
09/13 Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore
09/14 Atlanta, GA, Music Midtown 2019
09/16 Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
09/17 Minneapolis, MN, The Varsity Theatre
09/19 Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
09/21 Las Vegas, NV, Life is Beautiful Festival 2019
09/24 Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre
09/25 Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
09/26 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
09/28 San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
10/01 Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium
10/02 San Diego, CA, SOMA
10/03 Santa Ana, CA, The Observatory
10/06 Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/09 Dallas, TX, House of Blues
10/10 Houston, TX, House of Blues
10/13 Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/15 Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
10/16 New Orleans, LA, The Fillmore
10/18 Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues
10/19 Miami Beach, FL, The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

  • a Bowery Presents show