THE BLACK ANGELS – Autumn European Tour
‘Phosphene Dream’ released SEPTEMBER 13TH 2010 on Blue Horizon
Austin, Texas’s psychedelic warriors The Black Angels are set to storm Europe and the UK this autumn in celebration of their forthcoming third album, Phosphene Dream. The run of shows includes a very special date at Shepherd’s Bush Empire with Canada’s Black Mountain: a cast-iron clash of the darkest psych-rockers to walk the earth that promises to be an epic night of hypnotic drone-rock.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Thu 12 Aug – Oya festival, Oslo, Norway
Fri 13 Aug – La Route Du Rock, St. Malo, France
Thu 26 Aug – The Borderline, London, UK
Fri 27 Aug – Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK
Sat 28 Aug – Reading Festival, Reading, UK
Sun 29 Aug – Rock En Seine, Paris, France
Thu 23 Sep – Vox Hall, Aarhus, Denmark
Fri 24 Sep – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sat 25 Sep – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Sun 26 Sep – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mon 27 Sep – Comet Club, Berlin, Germany
Wed 29 Sep – Abart, Zurich, Switzerland
Thu 30 Sep – Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
Fri 1 Oct – Bronson, Ravenna, Italy
Sat 2 Oct – Tunnel, Milan, Italy
Mon 4 Oct – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
Wed 6 Oct – Thekla, Bristol
Thu 7 Oct – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Sat 9 Oct – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
Sun 10 Oct – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Mon 11 Oct – Crawdaddy, Dublin
The highly anticipated Phosphene Dream will be the band’s first release for revived record label Blue Horizon, the legendary late ‘60s blues label best known for discovering Chickenshack, Fleetwood Mac and more. The Black Angels are the first band signed to the label since industry veterans Richard Gottehrer, co-founder of distribution company The Orchard, and Seymour Stein, CEO of Sire Records (WMG), announced its revival at MIDEM earlier this year. Seymour Stein commented: “Great musicianship and performers, mesmerizing vocals and songs that penetrate the subconscious – that’s the best way to describe Black Angels, our first signing to Blue Horizon records. In every way, the band is perfect choice to re-launch to this iconic label.”
Produced and mixed by big-hitting producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, Wolfmother, Black Mountain) over a period of six months in Los Angeles, Phosphene Dream marks a giant leap forward for the Black Angels, showing a bold new direction sonically and musically and a fresh take on the neo-psychedelic movement they’ve been at the forefront of for years.
While past albums Passover and Directions to See a Ghost were recorded in the band’s hometown of Austin, Texas, the process involved on making Phosphene Dream pulled the band out of their comfort zone and forced them to look at songwriting and recording in a way they never have before.
Years of non-stop worldwide touring had turned the band into a tightly wound unit, and those finely honed chops are evident here. The band plans to celebrate the release with more years of touring, starting at the end of August with the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK, Rock en Seine in Paris, and a highly coveted slot at the Jim Jarmusch-curated ATP in New York.
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