Lotus have added a slew of 2012 dates in support of their new self-titled album. These shows will feature longtime Lotus percussionist Chuck Morris, who took much of the last two years off for family reasons. The quintet will travel overseas to Europe and Japan as well as tour the US. In addition, The Album Leaf have remixed the album-closing track on Lotus’ new album “Orchids.”

In a statement Lotus’ Jesse Miller says,

We’ve been fans of The Album Leaf going back a number of years. During the summer of 2010 we played 3 shows with the band and met Jimmy LaValle (the main mind behind The Album Leaf). His compositions have a unique ability to bring a very human and affecting element to music that is steeped in electronics. We decided he should remix one of the least electronic compositions from the Lotus album “Orchids.” LaValle created a mix that combines the lush strings and guitars of the original with The Album Leaf’s signature approach to atmosphere and beat to create a track that invokes a sepia-filtered, cinematic nostalgia.

The remix can be found here.

Here’s a look at Lotus’ upcoming shows

February 4- Denver, CO – The Fillmore
February 14- Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
February 15- Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
February 16- Goshen, IN – Goshen Theater
February 17- Chicago, IL – Congress
February 18- St Louis, MO – The Pageant
February 22- Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
February 23-Tulsa, OK – Cain’s
February 24- Dallas, TX – Trees
February 25- Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
February 26- Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
February 28-Birmingham, AL – Workplay
February 29- Charleston, SC – Music Farm
March 1- Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
March 2- Nashville, TN – Marathon
March 3- Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
March 5-Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
March 6- Jacksonville, FL – Freebird
March 8- Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Art Center
March 9- Norfolk, VA – The Norva
March 10- Richmond, VA – The National
March 14- Amsterdam, Netherlands – Jam in the Dam VI at The Melkweg
March 15- Amsterdam, Netherlands – Jam in the Dam VI at The Melkweg
March 16- Amsterdam, Netherlands – Jam in the Dam VI at The Melkweg
April 13- Washington, DC- 9:30 Club
April 14- Washington, DC- 9:30 Club
May 16- Japan- Venue TBA
May 17- Japan- Venue TBA
May 18- Japan- Venue TBA
May 19- Yokohama, Japan- Green Room Festival
May 20- Yokohama, Japan- Green Room Festival