BLACK LIPS HIT THE ROAD WITH THE RACONTEURS AND HEADLINE THE MOJAVE TENT AT COACHELLA!
PLUS LOLLAPALOOZA, AND TWO NEW VIDEOS CELEBRATING NEW ORLEANS AND RIOTING IN THE STREETS!
“The Black Lips are one of the best live bands in America” – ROLLING STONE
Last summer the Black Lips were touring Israel and Palestine (with a VBS.tv series to prove it) and came home to a whirlwind of praising press for their new album Good Bad Not Evil and a rabidly growing fanbase. After touring for almost a full year non-stop and selling out shows around the world, this summer the Black Lips will play the behemoth festivals known as Coachella (headlining the Mojave tent Friday night) and Lollapalooza and tour with The Ranconteurs (dates below). Kicking off all of this are new videos for O Katrina! and Bad Kids.
The O Katrina video was directed by Andrew Reuland and Robert Semmer and showcases New Orleans subculture and concert footage from around the globe. From the director: “From Ms. P to DJ Jubilee, the people of New Orleans have always done their own thing. So when it came time to make a video for Katrina, we decided instead of getting all “When the Levees Broke” we would show you the places and faces of our second favorite city in the south. All that mixed with live footage from shows in Mexico, Israel, California, and London. The only thing that would make this video better is a guest appearance by Rue Mcclanhan or a full frontal nudity”.
And then there’s this Bad Kids video that surfaced on YouTube over the weekend. We don’t know the origin of it, but we fucking love it. They’ve taken the rowdy Black Lips sing-along and turned it into karaoke (complete with a bouncing smiley-face) set to images of chaos and rioting on the streets of Britain.
THE BLACK LIPS SUPPORTING THE RANCONTEURS
May 27 Washington, DC @ 930 Club Sold Out
May 28 Washington, DC @ 930 Club Sold Out
May 30 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 Sold Out
May 31 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 Sold Out
June 1 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 3 Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilioin Sold Out
June 7 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Sold Out
June 8 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *Just Added
June 9 Columbus, OH @ LC Amphitheater 10 Cincinnati, OH @ National City
April 25 Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival (Mojave tent headliner, set time 11pm)
August 1, Chicago, IL @ Lollapolooza