The Black Lips Launch Video Contest, Announce April And May Tour

The Black Lips Launch Video Contest, Announce April And May Tour

Release Date:
February 24th, 2009

Atlanta rockcandy garageniks The Black Lips are back. After turning the music world on its ear with last year’s triumphantly bratty breakthrough, Good Bad Not Evil, the quartet is set to return on February 24th with its third Vice release, 200 Million Thousand. Prepare for vintage Lips: a snotty 14-track celebration of unadorned rock n roll and no-bullshit songwriting. The startlingly jangley “Starting Over,” available for download below, is the first track previewed from the record.

Download And Share “Starting Over” From The Black Lips’ 200 Million Thousand [Vice Records; February 24th, 2009]

In an e-card released to fans over the Holidays, the Lips announced an imminent video contest for “Starting Over.” The ambitious hope was to have 200 Million Thousand(!) videos made for the song, and to name one supreme creation victorious. Now, the wait is over. Partnering with, the contest officially launched yesterday and runs until February 15th. The winning director will receive – other than bragging rights, of course – a feature on the homepage of, an extra special 7″ of LP-standout “Short Fuse,” and a signed copy of 200 Million Thousand.

Go Here To Participate In The Black Lips Video Contest

In other news, the Lips have added another run of dates to their already-announced, March-long Myspace Music tour. Kicking off on April 15th in Costa Mesa, CA, the tour winds its way around the desert and up and down the West Coast into early May.

What The Press Is Saying About Black Lips

“One of the best live bands in America” – Rolling Stone

“The best garage rock band operating today.” – Under The Radar

“Similarly gifted as they are dangerously wild, the Georgian foursome never fails to unleash a set of impressive (and aggressive) songs with each new album.” – Filter

Black Lips Tour Dates

02-26 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
02-27 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

MySpace Music Presents Tour:
03-04 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
03-05 Washington, DC – Black Cat
03-06 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
03-07 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
03-09 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03-10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
03-12 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
03-13 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
03-14 Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium
03-15 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
03-16 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
03-17 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
03-18 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
03-20 Austin, TX – SXSW
03-21 Austin, TX – SXSW
03-23 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
03-25 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
03-26 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
03-27 Miami, FL – Churchill’s
03-28 Gainesville, FL – Common Ground
03-29 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
03-30 Orlando, FL – The Social

04-15 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar
04-16 San Diego, CA – Casbah
04-17 Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
04-18 Tucson, AZ – Plush
04-20 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
04-21 Denver, CO – Bluebird
04-22 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04-23 Boise, ID – Neurolox
04-24 Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan
04-25 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
04-27 Eugene, OR – Wow Hall
04-28 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
04-29 Santa Cruz, CA – The Blue Lagoon
04-30 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
05-01 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
05-02 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse

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