Roky Erickson Announces North American Tour with the Black Angels, Plays Toronto and Montreal

Roky Erickson Announces North American Tour with the Black Angels, Plays Toronto and Montreal
Zombie-walking 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson has experienced something of a comeback in recent years, thanks to an album with the Okkervil River crew and a much-deserved reissue campaign, and this will continue in 2014 when he heads out on a North American tour.

Erickson will be touring with Texas psych-rock outfit the Black Angels, although a press release doesn't specify if that group will also serve as Roky's backing band. During past tours, the Black Angels have pulled double duty by playing their own set, in addition to backing Erickson.

Regardless, the tour with the Black Angels stretches for more than a month from the end of January until the beginning of March, and it includes a heap of U.S. gigs, plus Canadian shows in Toronto and Montreal.

See the schedule below.

Tour dates:

12/30 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
12/31 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
01/31 Lawrence, KS - Granada *
02/01 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird *
02/03 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
02/04 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre *
02/07 Newport, KY - Southgate House *
02/08 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
02/09 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *
02/11 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre *
02/12 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre *
02/14 Washington, DC - Black Cat *
02/15 Pawtucket, RI - The Met *
02/16 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
02/20 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle *
02/21 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge *
02/22 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
02/24 Orlando, FL - The Social *
02/25 Miami, FL - Grand Central *
02/26 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre *
02/28 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs *
03/01 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater *

* with the Black Angels