Chicano Batman shared a string of big announcements on Feb. 25. Their upcoming album Invisible People drops on May 1 via ATO Records. The L.A. native band is hitting the road for an extensive tour this spring and summer to support the record. Crumb and Le Butcherettes will join them as special guests on the live trek.
They also dropped a new single and psychedelic, sun-soaked video “Color My Life.”
Chicano Batman will kick off their massive North American tour on April 8 in Sante Fe, New Mexico. They will also perform twice at Coachella, as well as the off-site companion event Chella (Tickets).
The tour will stop in major North American cities including New York (Tickets), Philadelphia (Tickets), Seattle (Tickets), Englewood (Tickets), Los Angeles (Tickets), San Francisco (Tickets) and more.
Presales for select shows are underway and tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 28.
“Color My Life” is a funk-infused, feel-good track that fits nicely in Chicano Batman’s tropical lane. George Mays directed the music video for the track.
The video unfolds in a visual panorama of kaleidoscopic color with band members Eduardo Arenas, Carlos Arévalo, Bardo Martinez, and Gabriel Villa playing among the palms, cruising in vintage cars, getting buckets of paint splashed on them and more.
Invisible People follows Chicano Batman’s 2017 album Freedom Is Free. The band talked about taking a no-holds-barred approach with the upcoming record in a statement to Rolling Stone.
They said, “The goal was to make the best record we’ve never heard. For the first time, we completely disregarded the ‘Can we play this live?’ challenge, shot for the sky with blatant ignorance of genre, and approached with a process that was much more varied.”
The band is also excited about their musical and creative evolution with the impending record as they kick off this new decade. The vibrant and colorful vibe they exude in the lead single seems to bode well for the album as they look toward hitting stages across North America in the months ahead.
Chicano Batman 2020 Tour Dates
April 8 — Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
April 9 — Phoenix, AZ - Van Buren^
April 10 — Indio, CA - Coachella
April 15 — Indio, CA – Chella (Tickets)
April 17 — Indio, CA - Coachella
April 29 — Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston*
May 1 — New York, NY - Webster Hall* (Tickets)
May 2 — Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club*
May 3 — Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer* (Tickets)
May 4 — Toronto, ON - Mod Club*
May 6 — Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick*
May 7 — Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue*
May 8 — St. Louis, MO - Ready Room*
May 9 — Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall*
May 10 — Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
May 15 — Seattle, WA - Showbox* (Tickets)
May 16 — Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom*
May 18 — Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall*
May 19 — Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre* (Tickets)
May 21 — Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl*
May 22 — San Diego, CA - SOMA*
May 29 — Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall^* (Tickets)
May 30 — San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre^* (Tickets)
June 5 — Mexico City, MX - TBA
June 7 — El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace*
June 9 — McAllen, TX - Cine El Rey*
June 10 — San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger*
June 11 — Dallas, TX - Granada Theater*
June 12 — Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall*
June 13 — Austin, TX - Emo’s*
June 14 — Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly*
June 17 — Orlando, FL - The Abbey* (Tickets)
June 18 — Miami, FL - The Ground*
June 19 — Tampa, FL - Orpheum* (Tickets)
June 20 — Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse* (Tickets)
June 21 — Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl*
June 23 — Birmingham, AL - Saturn*
June 24 — Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre*
June 25 — Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre*
June 26 — Richmond, VA - The National* (Tickets)
June 27 — Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
*w/ Le Butcherettes
Dates, venues, and prices are subject to change. Please check individual event pages for more details.
Tour Announcement: @johnniewalkerus presents @chicanobatman with special guests @LeButcherettes joining us for the whole tour, and @crumbtheband on #LA, #SanFrancisco, and #Phoenix dates.— Chicano Batman (@ChicanoBatman) February 25, 2020
Tickets on sale Friday, Feb 28th @ 10am local at https://t.co/fW65K4b7Ti#chicanobatman pic.twitter.com/0aQ665cm8s