King Khan and the Shrines Announce More North American Tour Dates, Premiere New Video

King Khan and the Shrines Announce More North American Tour Dates, Premiere New Video
Photo: Jason Schreurs
Following up last fall's run of North American shows in support of Idle No More, well-regarded psych-garage crew King Khan & the Shrines have now announced they're coming back to the continent for another tour.

A press release confirms that the band will be heading our way later this spring, following a stretch of shows across Europe. The new North American leg kicks off May 30 at the Chaos in Tejas festival in Austin, TX, and will primarily keep the Shrines beneath the U.S./Canada border. That said, Khan will bring the show up to Canada once, via an appearance at the Vancouver International Jazz Fest on June 24. You'll find all of the show details down below.

In addition to the tour announcement, the Shrines have just unveiled a tripped-out set of visuals for tune "Born to Die." Inspired by the film work of Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain, El Topo) and voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, a press release explains that the video tackles ideas surrounding class, capital punishment and spirituality.

"I wanted to show Louis the 14th ordering modern executions to show folks that things have really not changed much," Khan said in a statement. "The powers that be are still these royal families that call all the shots. I still believe there is a ray of hope that comes from some mysterious spiritual place."

You'll find the video beneath the tour dates.

Tour dates:

04/11 Zurich, CH - Mascotte
04/12 Bern, CH - Dachstock
04/13 Geneva, CH - L'Usine
04/14 Toulouse, FR - Connexion Cafe
04/15 Joue-Les-Tour, FR - Le Temps Machine
04/16 Lille, FR - Aeronef
04/17 Brighton, UK - The Haunt
04/18 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
04/19 Dublin, IE - Whelans
04/20 Belfast, IE - The Black Box
04/21 Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
04/22 Manchester, UK - The Roadhouse
04/23 Liverpool, UK - Korova
04/24 London, UK - Scala
04/25 Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
04/26 Stuttgart, DE - Club Universum
04/27 Budapest, HU - Kuplung
04/28 Vienna, AT - Chelsea
04/29 Linz, AT - Crossing Europe Film Festival
04/30 Frankfurt, DE - Mousonturm
05/01 Lessines, BE - Roots & Roses Festival
05/02 Munster, DE - Gleis 22
05/03 Groningen, NL - The Oosterpoort
05/04 Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
05/05 Haarlem, NL - Bevrijdingspop
05/05 Den Bosch, NL - Bevrijdingsfestival
05/30 Austin, TX - The Mohawk (Chaos in Tejas)
05/31 Houston, TX - Free Press Summer Festival
06/01 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack's
06/04 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
06/05 Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
06/06 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
06/07 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/10 Cambridge, MA - Sinclair
06/11 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
06/12 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
06/13-15 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06/15 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
06/16 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
06/17 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
06/18 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's
06/19 Kansas City, KS - The Record Bar
06/21 Denver, CO - Westword Music Showcase
06/22 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
06/24 Vancouver, BC - International Jazz Fest
06/25 Seattle, WA - Neumos
06/26 Portland, OR - Star Theatre
06/28 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
06/29 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour