Los Angeles based alternative rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have posted details of their latest album on the band’s homepage. Be sure to catch the band on their massive US and UK/Europe tour kicking off this March!
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is set to release their fifth studio album, Beat The Devil’s Tattoo, on March 8th (UK/Europe/Japan/Australia et al), March 9th (US/Canada) and March 16th (Germay). This release signifies the band’s first full-length on their own Abstract Dragon label, in partnership with Vagrant Records and Co-Op Music Group. The band wrote and recorded most of the album at The Basement Studio in Philadelphia, PA – the same room where they wrote and recorded “Howl” as well as some work in their hometown Los Angeles. Beat The Devil’s Tattoo also marks the first album with drummer Leah Shapiro.
‘Beat The Devil’s Tattoo’ has the following tracklisting:
‘Beat The Devil’s Tattoo’
‘Mama Taught Me Better’
‘Long Way Down’
BRMC, ‘Howl’ live
The trio is primed to embark on a North American headline tour upon release, kicking off February 26 in Sacramento and culminating at New York City’s Webster Hall on April 8. Pre-sale for all shows will start Wednesday, December 2 including a show at Slim’s in their original hometown of San Francisco, CA on release day.
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR
February 26 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
February 27 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
February 28 Las Vegas, NV Wasted Space @ Hard Rock Hotel
March 2 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
March 4 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
March 5 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
March 6 Vancouver, B.C. Commodore
March 7 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
March 9 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
March 13 San Diego, CA House of Blues
March 14 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
March 18 Dallas, TX House of Blues
March 20 Houston, TX House of Blues
March 21 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
March 23 St. Louis, MO Pageant
March 24 Madison, WA High Noon
March 25 Chicago, IL Metro
March 26 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
March 27 Minneapolis, MN First Ave.
March 30 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
March 31 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
April 1 Toronto, ONT Phoenix
April 2 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
April 3 Boston, MA House of Blues
April 5 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
April 6 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
April 7 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
April 8 New York, NY Webster Hall
Immediately following the end of the US dates, the band will head across the pond for a string of shows in the UK and Europe. Most shows go on sale 4.12.09 unless otherwise noted below.
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB UK & EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR
April 16 Glasgow, UK ABC
April 17 Whitehaven, UK Civic Hall
April 19 Newcastle, UK University
April 20 Manchester, UK Ritz
April 21 Leamington, UK Spa Assembly
April 22 Southampton, UK Uni
April 23 London, UK Forum
April 24 Nottingham, UK Rock City
April 26 Leeds, UK Academy
April 27 Liverpool, UK Academy
April 28 WolveS, UK Wulfun Hall
April 29 Brighton, UK Concorde 2
May 1 Copenhagen, DK Vega (on sale 8.12.09)
May 2 Hamburg, DE Markthalle (on sale 30.11.09)
May 3 Cologne, DE Essigfabrik (on sale 30.11.09)
May 4 Berlin, DE Postbahnoff (on sale 30.11.09)
May 5 Munich, DE Backstage Werk (on sale 30.11.09)
May 7 Milan, IT Magazzini Generali (on sale TBA)
May 8 Bologna, IT Estragon (on sale TBA)
May 9 Rome, IT Piper (on sale TBA)
May 11 Clermont, FR Ferrand Coop De Mai (on sale 2.12.09)
May 12 Paris, FR Bataclan (on sale 2.12.09)
May 13 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso (on sale 5.12.09)
May 14 Belgium Les Nuits Festival, Marquee (on sale TBA)
May 15 Switzerland Longirock (on sale TBA)
May 17 Vienna, AT Arena
Update via official BRMC mailing:
After many announcements in the forum and news section over the past few weeks, we’d like to fill everyone in on some news pertaining to the the first single, the album release and formats and the upcoming run of tour dates.
The first single is the title track “Beat The Devil’s Tattoo” – AOL Spinner will be world premiering a stream of the track starting this Friday, January 22nd starting at 11am Pacific Time.
As some of you heard, Nick Grimshaw at BBC’s Radio 1 in London gave the track it’s radio debut on Wednesday night. Please give the station a shout to tell them what you think.
Album Release & Formats:
1. Beat The Devil’s Tattoo
2. Conscience Killer
3. Bad Blood
4. War Machine
5. Sweet Feeling
7. Mama Taught Me Better
8. River Styx
9. The Toll
11. Shadow’s Keeper
12. Long Way Down
“Beat The Devil’s Tattoo” will be released March 8th in the UK & Europe and March 9th in North Hollywood and will available in a variety of formats. The first 50k copies in the US will come on a special edition black disc. In the UK & Europe, there will be a standard jewel case version containing the 13 album tracks, as well as a deluxe version that comes in the same special packaging as the US release and contains the 13 album tracks plus two B-Sides.
A Vinyl edition will be released as well and will contain the track “Annabel Lee.”
The album will also be available for pre-order on iTunes starting in the US on February 9th and in the UK & Europe on February 8th (awaiting confirmation). All pre-orders will come with an instant download of the track “Beat The Devil’s Tattoo.”
The US iTunes Version will have the album only track “Annabel Lee,” a Digital Booklet of the album art as well as the B-Side Track “1:51″ (exclusive to the pre-order period). The UK/European iTunes version will include the album only track “Annabel Lee” a nd the Digital Booklet.
Exclusive album bundles will be available for order soon from our new merch store which will be launching soon, and will be featuring some new items.
As a reminder, the world tour is on sale now with in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London, and Brighton already selling out.
A 3rd show in LA has been added and will take place on March 12th at The Echoplex. T his will be the last show in LA on this tour and there are only a handful of tickets remaining for it, as well as for the April 8th show in New York at Webster Hall
After briefly moving from it’s home at The Phoenix in Toronto, Ontario, the April 1st show has returned to The Phoenix and is now sold out. To accommodate the demand for tickets, a second show has been added in Toronto at The Phoenix on April 11th. This show is On Sale Now!
The UK tour will now start in London on April 15th at The Electric Ballroom. Tickets are On Sale Now and going quickly now that the April 23rd show at The Forum is Sold Out.
Additionally the band has added a show at the Rockhouse in Salzburg, Austria on May 19th. Tickets for this show are On Sale Now.
Support for the US tour will come from:
2/26: Sacramento, CA / Harlow’s Nightclub
2/27: Reno, NV / The Knitting Factory
2/28: Las Vegas, NV / Wasted Space @ The Hard Rock
3/2: Denver, CO / The Gothic Theatre
3/4: Boise, ID / Knitting Factory
3/5: Seattle, WA / Showbox
3/6: Vancouver, BC / Commodore Ballroom
3/7: Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom
3/9: San Francisco, CA / Slim’s
3/11: Los Angeles, CA / Echoplex
3/12: Los Angeles, CA / Echoplex
3/13: San Diego, CA / House of Blues
Band Of Skulls:
3/18: Dallas, TX / House of Blues
3/20: Houston, TX / House of Blues
3/21: Tulsa, OK / Cain’s
3/23: St. Louis, MO / The Pageant
3/24: Madison, WI / High Noon Saloon
3/25: Chicago, IL / The Metro
3/26: Milwaukee, WI / Turner Hall
3/27: Minneapolis, MN / First Ave
3/30: Columbus, OH / Newport Music Hall
Support for the rest of the US dates will be announced soon.
Support for the Electric Ballroom show will come from Little Fish and the UK & European support will be announced shortly.
Thanks again to everyone for all your support and we hope to see you soon.