Published Feb 18, 2014While Band of Skulls have named their upcoming album Himalayan, the bluesy UK rock combo will be hitting North America hard this spring when they head out on an extensive tour.
Ahead of the album's April 1 due date through Electric Blues Recordings/Kobalt Label Services, the band will hit up the annual SXSW fest in Austin, quickly followed by coast-to-coast appearances in L.A. and New York.
The tour proper kicks off in April with a one-two punch of Canadian dates in Toronto and Montreal, with a late May stop at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom also included on the schedule. You'll find all the info behind the band's upcoming club and festival dates down below.
As for Himalayan, the record is the group's third and first since 2012's Sweet Sour. The new LP was recorded last summer at London's State of the Ark studios with producer Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds).
You can check out the tag-team vocals and distorted, doom-slinging scale runs of crunchy rock shuffle "Asleep at the Wheel" down below.
03/11-16 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/18 Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater
03/20 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
04/24 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/25 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
04/26 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04/28 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04/29 Boston, MA - House of Blues
05/01 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
05/03 Tampa, FL - Big Guava Music Festival
05/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
05/06 Nashville, TN- Cannery Ballroom
05/07 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
05/09 Atlanta, GA- Shaky Knees Festival
05/12 Austin, TX - Emo's East
05/13 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
05/14 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
05/16 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
05/17 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
05/19 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
05/20 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory OC
05/22 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
05/24 George, WA - Sasquatch! Festival
05/27 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
05/28 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
06/03 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
06/05 Chicago, IL - Park West
06/06 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
06/07 Columbus, OH -Newport Music Hall
06/09 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
06/10 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
06/11 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre