Richie Hawtin is reportedly ready to launch a new musical project with a live show that consists of “nothing but cowbell“.
Sources from within the Hawtin camp have confirmed the project will be called “bEll” and will see Hawtin tour the live show in over eighty countries this Autumn.
“Richie is really excited about this project,” revealed Annie Smith, Hawtin’s tour manager. “He’s been tirelessly working on the new live show for months now and he feels that it’s really starting to come together. I actually had a bit of a sneak peek last week and it’s very impressive, he uses over thirty cowbells, it’s really unique.”
According to Miss Smith, Hawtin’s bEll tour will have a “distinct Alpine feel” and will “embrace the true nature of cowbells and a cow herders’ life”.
“Think of a cross between the Sound of Music and gabber, then add way more cowbell and you’re thinking in the right direction,” continued the tour manager. “Richie likes his projects to be really powerful experiences for the people who come to see him and the bEll tour is set to be his most immersive show to date.”
“His stage is going to look like a rolling Alpine hill side and he’ll be dressed like a milking maid at all times,” explained Smith. “He’ll also be joined on stage by yodelers at various points throughout his performance and we’re hoping to have some actual Alpine cows in the venues and, to top it all off, all bars will sell nothing but fresh milk.”
Hawtin is set to release a five-minute preview of his new live set at an agricultural fair in Switzerland later this week.