Redd Kross Return with Self-Titled Double Album, North American Tour

Josh Klinghoffer lends drumming and production to the band's eighth full-length

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Apr 30, 2024

Red Kross have returned with details of a new album. The outfit led by brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald will share a self-titled double LP on June 28 via In the Red Records.

For the follow-up to 2019's Beyond the Door, the McDonalds called on Josh Klinghoffer — the ex-Chili Pepper and touring member of Pearl Jam and Jane's Addiction who records as Pluralone — to produce and play drums, as Melvins drummer Dale Crover was on the mend from spinal surgery.

"Josh is 13 years younger than me, and he's like the younger brother I never had," Steven explained in a release. "He's a super-talented musician who's really good at being supportive, and he's really in-tune with a band's internal dynamics. And he had us on our best behaviour, not wanting to disappoint Josh! His studio is like the most incredible vintage guitar shop — he would take great delight in pulling out some rare instrument or effects box to inspire us."

Opener "Candy Coloured Catastrophe" is the first of the double LP's 18 tracks to arrive, and you can hear it below alongside a Gilbert Trejo-directed video. 

As Steven says, the song pokes at "the fine arts career of a well-known pop star who we love-love-love, and also love to make fun of." Jeff adds, "Our message is, 'What is art?' Who gets to decide? And maybe these rock stars who suddenly decide they're fine artists and Hollywood actors who decide they're punk-rock singers should, you know, stay in their lane."

Redd Kross will also hit the road on tour in North America this summer throughout July and August. Canadian dates come at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret and Lee's Palace in Toronto, and you can find the complete list of dates below. Tickets for all dates go on sale May 3 at 10 a.m. local time.

On top of the tour and album news, it's also Redd Kross's 45th anniversary as a group this year. They're also celebrating with a memoir titled Now You're One of Us, due in October, and the Andrew Reich-directed Born Innocent: The Redd Kross Story currently making the rounds at film festivals.

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Red Kross:

1. Candy Coloured Catastrophe
2. Stunt Queen
3. The Main Attraction
4. Canción Enojada
5. Good Times Propaganda Band
6. What's in It for You?
7. I'll Take Your Word for It
8. Terrible Band
9. Stuff
10. Back of the Cave
11. Too Good to Be True
12. Way Too Happy
13. Simple Magic
14. The Witches' Stand
15. Lay Down and Die
16. The Shaman's Disappearing Robe
17. Emanuelle Insane
18. Born Innocent

Redd Kross 2024 Tour Dates:

05/24 Las Vegas, NV - Punk Rock Bowling
06/21 Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES - Azkena Rock Festival
07/02 San Diego, CA - Casbah
07/03 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy + Harriet's
07/05 Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar
07/06 Oakland, CA - Mosswood Meltdown Festival
07/08 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
07/09 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
07/10 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
07/12 Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
07/13 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
07/15 Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club
07/16 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
07/17 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
07/19 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
07/20 Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit Hall
07/22 Washington, D.C. - The Atlantis
07/24 Carrboro, NC - Merge 35th Anniversary Festival - Cat's Cradle
07/25 Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall
07/26 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/27 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
07/29 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
07/30 Detroit, MI - El Club
07/31 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
08/02 Nashville, TN - The Blue Room – Third Man Records
08/03 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
08/04 Atlanta, GA - The Earl Restaurant & Lounge
08/06 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs
08/07 Austin, TX - Parish
08/08 Dallas, TX - House of Blues – Cambridge Room
08/10 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
08/11 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
08/13 Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room Highland Park

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