Blackalicious' tour starts today (January 7th) in Denver.
The Sacramento duo is currently touring in support of their critically-acclaimed new album Imani, Vol. 1 (OGM Recordings/Mahogany Sun/Quannum Projects) which landed #1 on the Hip Hop album charts on CMJ last month.
Named for the the Swahili word for "faith", Imani, Vol. 1 has been unanimously praised by the media including Rolling Stone, NPR, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, XXL, Noisey, Pitchfork, Chicago Tribune, Relix, New York Times, Sound Opinions, NME, among many others.
With the "Volume 1" attached to the name, we are being promised a Volume 2 in the near future. Gift of Gab had to this say, "Volume 2 may be a bit more guest-heavy, but this one, we want people to get Blackalicious."
January 8 - Belly Up Aspen (Aspen, CO)
January 9 - Hodi's Half Note (Fort Collins, CO)
January 12 - Urban Lounge (Salt Lake City, UT)
January 15 - Pink GarterTheatre (Jackson, WY)
January 16 - Zebra Cocktail Lounge (Bozeman, MT)
January 19 - Top Hat (Missoula, MT)
January 21 - Wild Buffalo House of Music (Bellingham, WA)
Black Stone Cherry will release their fifth studio album Kentucky on 1st April 2016 via Mascot Label Group. The record was named after the band's home state... and said to be "back to their roots" record.
Frontman/guitarist, Chris Robertson comments “We are beyond excited to bring ‘Kentucky’ to you! Since the release of our debut we have wanted to go back to the studio where it all began and it finally happened! The original studio owner/engineer, all of the great equipment and BLACK STONE CHERRY have been reunited for what I feel has been the most unique album we've ever made. We took it back to where it started and something magical happened! These new songs are the heart and soul of who we were in 2006 and who we've become. There is something very special about these songs and I cannot wait for y'all to feel them!”
The Kentucky band is currently touring in the UK:
29th Jan - Nottingham Capital Fm Arena
30th Jan - Liverpool Echo Arena
1st Feb - Glasgow Sse Hydro
2nd Feb - Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
4th Feb - London Wembley Sse Arena
5th Feb - Leeds First Direct Arena
6th Feb - Manchester Arena
Savannah's Black Tusk recently added additional North American tour dates for 2016.
In anticipation of their forthcoming Pillars of Ash LP (January 29th, Relapse), will hit the road starting January 22nd with Royal Thunder and Bask. After only a few weeks of rest, the band will head out with Holy Grail starting February 23rd. See entire tour schedule below.
The long tour is an indication that Black Tusk is one of the hardest working band in rock in the past decade. After four full-lengths, numerous splits and EP's and thousands of shows under their belts, the punk/metal power trio was faced with an immense and unexpected tragedy in late 2014 when founding bassist/vocalist Jonathan Athon passed away after a motorcycle accident in his hometown. Now, as a testament to his profound and lasting legacy on the heavy music scene, the band are releasing Pillars of Ash, their final recordings with Athon, on January 29th, 2016 via Relapse Records.
New Noise Magazine Presents: Black Tusk & Royal Thunder with special guest Bask
1/22 Wilmington, NC @ Reggie's
1/23 Raleigh, NC @ Kings
1/24 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
1/25 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
1/26 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
1/27 Little Rock, AR @ Vino's
1/28 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
1/29 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
1/30 Austin, TX @ Empire
1/31 Houston, TX @ Rudyard's
2/01 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
2/02 Panama City, FL @ Mosey's
2/03 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
2/04 Tampa, FL @ New World
2/05 Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
2/06 Savannah, GA @ Jinx
Noisey Presents: Black Tusk & Holy Grail
2/23 Charlotte, NC @ Milestone
2/24 Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
2/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
2/26 Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
2/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
2/29 Burlington, VT @ Nectars
3/01 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
3/02 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
3/03 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
3/04 Detroit, MI @ Berserker Fest
3/05 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
3/06 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
3/07 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
3/08 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
3/09 Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor Hotel
3/11 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina
3/12 Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
3/13 Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
3/14 Kamloops, BC @ The Office
3/16 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
3/17 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/18 Spokane, WA @ The Pin
3/19 Portland, OR @ Panic Room
3/20 Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub
3/22 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
3/23 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
3/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
3/25 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
3/26 Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock
3/27 Las Vegas, NV @ Divebar*
3/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
3/29 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
3/30 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room 3/31 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/01 Indianapolis, IN @ 5TH Quarter
4/02 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Toronto five piece indie/electronic pop band Blajk (probably BlackJack and not BlackJake or Blajustkidding) is inspired by The Neighbourhood and The 1975.
Shortly after their second single "Hampton" in November, the band is back with "French Class" for December.
Hear their latest single at soundcloud.com.