Boris Treat 'Pink' to Expanded Reissue and Anniversary Tour

Boris Treat 'Pink' to Expanded Reissue and Anniversary Tour
Boris recently plugged forward with their noise-spiked Gensho collaboration with Merzbow, but the Japanese band will be spending this summer highlighting some of their most celebrated material. A 10th anniversary of their Pink is on the way, and the trio will support the release by playing the album in its entirety on a forthcoming tour.

A press release confirms that a special edition of Boris' 10th album arrives July 8 through Sargent House. Initially released in Japan through Diwphalanx Records in 2005 and in North America via Southern Lord a year later, this touched-up version of the album arrives as a double CD or deluxe three-LP box set.

The collection arrives in slightly altered form, as certain parts of Pink were truncated for the original CD release. While they had appeared in their unaltered longer form on the vinyl edition, the expanded versions of "Farewell," "Pseudo-Bread" and "My Machine" are now likewise untouched for the CD release.

The deluxe Pink also features nine bonus tracks, here collected under the banner of Forbidden Songs. The extras are said to be "of the same hyperactive, accessible and aggressive caliber of the original album." These were mixed, edited and arranged in 2015, and remastered in 2016 for inclusion on the upcoming release.

Of the additional tracks, you can sample "Are You Ready?" down below.

Boris have also announced the tour route for their North American Pink 10th anniversary tour. The trip finds them travelling with fellow stone rock miners Earth and Shitstorm. Earth, however, won't make it into Canada for the dates in Montreal and Toronto.

You'll find the tour details beneath the album info.

Pink (Deluxe Edition) 2CD version:

Disc One: Pink

1. Farewell
2. Pink
3. Woman On The Screen
4. Nothing Special
5. Blackout
6. Electric
7. Pseudo Bread
8. Afterburner
9. Six, Three Times
10. My Machine
11. Just Abandoned Myself

Disc Two: Pink Sessions "Forbidden Songs":

1. Your Name Part 2
2. Heavy Rock Industry
3. Sofun
4. Non/Sha/Lant
5. Room Noise
6. Talisman
7. N.F.Sorrow
8. Are You Ready?
9. Tiptoe

Pink (Deluxe Edition) 3xLP version:

LP I: Pink:

Side A:

1. Pink
2. Woman On The Screen
3. Nothing Special
4. Blackout

Side B:

5. Electric
6. Six, Three Times
7. Afterburner
8. Pseudo Bread (long version)

LP II: Pink:

Side C:

9. My Machine (long version)
10. Farewell (long version)

Side D:

11. Just Abandoned Myself

LP III: Pink Sessions "Forbidden Songs":

Side E:

1. Your Name Part 2
2. Heavy Rock Industry
4. Non/Sha/Lant
5. Room Noise

Side F:

6. Talisman
7. N.F. Sorrow
8. Are You Ready?
9. Tiptoe

Tour dates:

07/22 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
07/23 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
07/25 Dallas, TX - Trees
07/26 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
07/28 Ybor City, FL - The Orpheum
07/29 Orlando, FL - The Social
07/30 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
07/31 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
08/01 Nashville, TN - Third Man Records
08/03 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
08/04 Washington, DC - 930 Club
08/05 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
08/06 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
08/07 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
08/09 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
08/10 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz P.D.B. *
08/11 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace *
08/12 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
08/13 Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
08/14 Chicago, IL - Metro
08/16 Madison, WI - Majestic Theater
08/17 Minneapolis, MN - Fineline Music Cafe
08/18 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
08/19 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
08/20 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
08/22 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
08/23 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
08/25 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
08/26 Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater
08/27 Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel (Psycho Las Vegas)

* no Earth