Credit: Neil Krug

The concept of time is a curious thing, according to Tame Impala (né Kevin Parker). Parker, an Australian multi-instrumentalist who writes, performs, and produces all of his music, took five years off after Tame Impala’s 2015 album, the platinum-selling Currents, using that time to collaborate with Travis Scott, Lady Gaga, and Kanye West. He got around to releasing his latest album, The Slow Rush, in February 2020, right before the pandemic forced artists off the road, and the timing couldn’t have been worse. But the touring delay could be viewed as a blessing, allowing listeners to live with the album (which addresses the subject of time with songs such as “One More Hour,” “Tomorrow’s Dust,” and “Lost in Yesterday”) for 18 months. That gives the artist the advantage of familiarity as he launches his fall tour this month, playing at Capital One Arena on Sept. 23. The cavernous space will serve Tame Impala’s expansive electronic music and light show well, providing some much needed escapism for those who have listened to the music through their speakers for more than a year. Sept. 23 at Capital One Arena. $74.25–$195.50.