Thursday, May 2, 2013

Blacklist Royals on tour with Face to Face and Teenage Bottlerocket

Nashville’s Blacklist Royals are embarking on a national tour with punk veterans Face to Face and Teenage Bottlerocket (see dates below). The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their new LP Die Young With Me , which should be out sometime this summer.

Working their way up from the dingiest of clubs and barrooms sprawling in and across North America's borders to the stages of European festivals performing in front of thousands, Blacklist Royals have spent the last three years on the road supporting their debut full length Semper Liberi… chasing the often fleeting rock-n-roll dreams of youth like a siren song, and finding their own voice along the way.

Their long awaited follow-up album, Die Young With Me, is a testament to that. There was a very deliberate change in the writing process as twin brothers and founding members Nat and Rob Rufus entered the studio to begin going through new material with the band, and the record went on to take shape as a truly autobiographical collection of songs.  Topically revolving around the personal account of a childhood spent battling cancer, the album unfolds as a fluid thing, exploring new directions both sonically and lyrically with candor and heart like never before.

Blacklist Royals will soon head back out on the roads and highways whose miles echo through each track of their new record.  As production comes to a close, the album itself seems to spin like tires on faded blacktop, taking the listener on both a personal and collective journey of love and heartbreak, born rolling reckless under the star-spangled nights of America.

*Tour Dates:

May 1 San Diego, CA HOB 
May 3 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre
May 4 Pomona, CA The Glass House

May 6 Modesto, CA Hero’s (Teenage Bottle Rocket headline show)
May 8 Bakersfield, CA Narducci's Café
May 9 Fresno, CA MAD
May 10 Anaheim, CA HOB
May 11 Anaheim, CA HOB

May 12 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock (Teenage Bottlerocket headline show)
May 13 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad   
May 14 El Paso, TX  Tricky Falls

May 16 San Antonio, TX  Korova   
May 17 Austin, TX Mohawk        
May 18 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's Upstairs   
May 19 Dallas, TX Trees   
May 20 Fayetteville, AR Rogue  
May 22 Covington, KY Madison Theatre   
May 23 St. Louis, MO Fubar    
May 24 Memphis, TN 1884 Lounge   
May 25 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge   
May 26 Pensacola, FL  Vinyl Music Hall    
May 27 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution   
May 30 Lake Buena Vista, FL HOB   
May 31 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor   
Jun 1 Jacksonville Beach, FL Freebird Live    
Jun 2 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade - Hell Stage      
Jun 4 Charleston, SC The Music Farm   
Jun 5 Charlotte, SC Amos' Southend 

Jun 6 Virginia Beach, VA The Jewish Mother   
Jun 7 Washington, DC Black Cat    
Jun 8 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero    
Jun 9 Boston (Cambridge), MA Sinclair   
Jun 12 New York, NY Gramercy Theater    
Jun 13 New York, NY Gramercy Theater   
Jun 15 Pittsburgh, PA  Altar Bar

Jun 16 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s

Jun 18 Columbus, OH The Basement

Jun 19 Detroit, MI Magic Stick

Jun 20 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge

Jun 21 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II

Jun 22 Minneapolis, MI Triple Rock Social Club

Jun 23 Fargo, ND The Aquarium

Jun 25 Casper, WY Galloways Irish Pub

Jun 27 Boise, ID Knitting Factory

Jun 28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre

Jun 30 Seattle, WA The Showbox at The Market

*Additional dates to be added.

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