From March 2014, Black Lips are taking their 'Underneath the Rainbow' album - the follow-up to 2011's 'Arabia Mountain' - on the road. Shows include a Georgia date with Deerhunter and a two month jaunt across North America. Support for the dates comes from Coathangers and Natural Child and the Atlanta group also make a quick stopover at Austin Texas' SXSW festival (they return for a show at Austin Psych Fest in April).
Further to this, the band have unveiled some grunge-era channelling artwork that could be mistaken for belonging to a savage metal band by a cursory browser in HMV.
VICE release the new album on 18th March.
Those dates in full:
07 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse (w/ Deerhunter)
11-16 Austin, TX - SXSW
20 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet’s *
21 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre *
22 Santa Ana, CA - Burgerama @ The Observatory
23 Felton, CA - Don Quixote’s *
24 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
25 Sacramento, CA - Assembly *
27 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rickshaw Theatre *
28 Seattle, WA - Neumo’s *
29 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater *
30 Boise, ID - Neurolux *
31 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
02 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater *
03 Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar *
04 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom *
05 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern *
14 Richmond, VA - The National ^
15 Washington, DC - Black Cat ^
17 New York, NY - Webster Hall ^
18 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^
19 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club ^
21 Montreal, Quebec - Corona Theatre ^
22 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
24 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick ^
25 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom ^
26 Chicago, IL - TBA ^
27 St, Paul, MN - Turf Club ^
28 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room ^
29 St Louis, MO - The Firebird ^
30 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room ^
02-04 Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest
* with The Coathangers
^ with Natural Child
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