Black Lips Announce US Tour, Unveil Cover Art for New Album
On the heels of the announcement of their upcoming full-length Underneath the Rainbow (out March 18 on Vice Records), flower punk progenitors Black Lips have booked a full US tour stretching from early March into May. Full dates below. In addition to appearances at Burgerama and SXSW, the band will mount a headlining tour joined at various points by The Coathangers and Natural Child. Black Lips' emphasis on impassioned performances has rendered their live shows a cornerstone of their international appeal, leading to appearances at coveted festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Primavera, and more, in addition to tours in such far flung locales as Thailand, Turkey, Australia, and a highly ambitious, ground-breaking tour of the Middle East (recently the focus of a feature length documentary Kids Like You & Me).
In addition to the tour announcement, the band have unveiled the cover art for Underneath the Rainbow, featuring a photo by legendary music photographer Mick Rock (David Bowie, Queen). Comprised of songs recorded over the last year during sessions with Charles Bradley's music director Tommy Brenneck (Cee Lo, Dap Kings), Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, and lifetime Lips recording collaborator, Ed Rawls, Underneath The Rainbow stands testament to the quartet's growth and maturation over the course of their 15-year career via a honed and perfected take on their hook-laden psychedelic garage-pop.
BLACK LIPS 2014 TOUR DATES:
3/07 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse (w/ Deerhunter)
3/11-3/16 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/20 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet's *
3/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
3/22 - Santa Ana, CA @ Burgerama @ The Observatory
3/23 - Felton, CA @ Don Quixote's *
3/24 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *