BLACK LIPS TO LAUNCH MASSIVE US TOUR IN 2008

2007 saw the Black Lips riding high on the accolades of their storied work ethic and raging live shows, releasing two critically acclaimed albums on Vice, touring the world, performing on national television, and announcing a starring role in a feature film to begin production in May 2008. Not ones to rest on their laurels, Black Lips will continue doing what they do best in Spring 2008, undoubtedly bringing their “turbo charged take on psych and garage rock” (THE FADER) to a venue near you.

Tour dates below. Pierced Arrows (ex-Dead Moon) to support on Feb 4-14th dates, Quintron & Miss Pussycat to support Feb 24th -March 22nd. Local support in Denver, New Orleans, and Austin.


Press on Black Lips’ live shows:

2007 has been a banner year for The Black Lips. – PITCHFORK

Yes, hyperbole be damned, they are the greatest rock’n’roll band out there right now. – HOUR CANADA



Tour dates (w/ links to buy tickets below for shows on sale):
2/1/08 DENVER, CO BLUEBIRD
2/4/07 SEATTLE, WA NEUMOS
2/5/08 PORTLAND, OR DANTES
2/6/08 EUGENE, OR WOW HALL
2/8/08 SAN FRANCISCO, CA GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
2/9/08 POMONA, CA GLASSHOUSE
2/10/08 COSTA MESA, CA DETROIT BAR
2/13/08 SAN DIEGO, CA CASBAH
2/14/08 LOS ANGELES, CA EL REY
2/22/08 NEW ORLEANS, LA ONE EYED JACKS
2/23/08 AUSTIN, TX EMOS OUTSIDE
2/24/08 DALLAS, TX THE LOFT
2/25/08 LAWRENCE, KS BOTTLENECK
2/26/08 OMAHA, NE WAITING ROOM
2/28/08 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th STREET ENTRY
2/29/08 MADISON, WI MEMORIAL UNION/U OF WISCONSIN
3/1/08 CHICAGO, IL LOGAN SQUARE
3/2/08 MILWAUKEE, WI TURNER HALL
3/4/08 COLUMBUS, OH THE BASEMENT
3/5/08 OBERLIN, OH CLUB DIONYSUS
3/6/08 DETROIT, MI MAGIC STICK
3/7/08 PITTSBURGH, PA MR SMALLS
3/8/08 BUFFALO, NY MOHAWK PLACE
3/10/08 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM
3/11/08 BROOKLYN, NY MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG
3/13/08 CAMBRIDGE, MA MIDDLE EAST
3/14/08 PHILADELPHIA, PA JOHNNY BRENDAS
3/15/08 WASHINGTON, DC BLACK CAT
3/16/08 CHAPEL HILL, NC LOCAL 506
3/20/08 NASHVILLE, TN MERCY LOUNGE
3/21/08 MEMPHIS, TN HI TONE
3/22/08 ATLANTA, GA THE EARL

If you’ve been wondering where all the drunk punk kids have been hanging out, then go check out a Black Lips show, and you’ll find them throwing beer at each other, stage diving, crowd surfing, and putting the kind of spark back into live music that so recently seems to have been replaced by ubiquitous head-nodding hipsters. The Black Lips exude a raunchy energy onstage that is shared by very few bands out there today. They play a fast, propulsive set that does not relent in the slightest-despite their crazy stage antics, they are a tight band, and execute their music in a way that is completely inundated by their bawdry signature style, with wild, young fury and reckless energy. With spit and sweat flying, random onstage kissing sessions between members, summersaults, and beer chugging all the while ensuing, the Black Lips prove that this brand of dynamism still exists in rock ‘n’ roll. Now let’s just hope they never grow up. – CRAWDADDY


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