Gregg Gillis, known professionally as Girl Talk, is taking his critically-acclaimed mash-ups on the road for a whirlwind tour of North America.

Ostensibly touring to promote an album that can't be legally sold in stores, the notoriously sample-happy Gillis remains perplexed by his constant stream of positive press.

"I'm invited sometimes into this world of things that are critically well respected, and I'm embracing all these things they've shit on for their whole career," he says.

Of the musicians who continue to regard the mash-up as an illegitimate form of self-expression, Gillis remains defiant.

"To me, it's always been at the foundation of all art and music to borrow, to build–not even just art and music: science, everything. I don't think original content has ever existed."

Below, check out this fantastic fan-made video from Feed The Animals.

 

Girl Talk 2012 Tour Dates:

05/26 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
05/28 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
05/29 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
06/01 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
06/08 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
06/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
06/15 – Columbia, MO @ 9th Street Summerfest
06/16 – Kanasas City, MO @ Power and Light District
06/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
06/23 – Denver, CO @ Westword Music Showcase
06/25 – West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
06/28 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
07/13 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
07/27 – Somerset, WI @ SoundTown Festival
07/29 – New York, NY @ Catalpa NYC 2012
08/02 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
08/04 – New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater Music Amphitheater
08/16 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
08/17 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
08/18 – Holyoke, MA @ Mountain Park
08/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Outer Harbor
08/25 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest
09/04 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre
09/05 – Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
09/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/19 – Charlottesville, VA @ Charlottesville Ballroom
09/21 – North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Myrtle Beach
09/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown