The Black Angels and the Black Lips have announced a run of North American concerts dates set for this spring under the banner, The Birds & The Bees Tour. Revealed on Tuesday, the 25-date run will start out on March 20 in Oklahoma City, and will see the two psych-rock powerhouse bands playing to audiences across the U.S. and Canada before coming to a close at New Orleans’ Civic Theatre on April 20.
The two veteran rock bands have been equally busy over the last year. The Black Lips released a trio of new singles in 2017 with "Can't Hold On," "Squatting in Heaven" and "Occidental Front," with the latter featuring an array of heavily distorted screams from Yoko Ono. All three tracks would appear on the band’s eighth studio album, Satan's Graffiti or God’s Art?, which arrived via Vice Records back on May 5. The Black Angels also toured throughout the spring and fall in celebration and support of their own new studio album, the Phil Ek-produced Death Song.
The Black Lips spent last year assembling their evolving lineup while playing select North American shows with Kesha. The band has also been working on the follow-up to Satan’s Graffiti, with a currently untitled project in the form of a country album of all styles.
“I think we’re gonna try to highlight some underappreciated aspects of country,” Black Lips guitarist Cole Alexander told Billboard this past October. “Like in the early '60s, it was kind of the innovative music form. They were using fuzz guitars and talk boxes before anybody in rock or funk or soul was, using special effects and reverbs and kind of experimental stuff was happening.”
Tickets for select shows on the upcoming tour will be going on sale starting Friday, Jan. 19, and can be purchased by clicking here.
The Birds and The Bees Tour Dates:
March 20 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theater
March 21 - Kansas City, MO - Voodoo Lounge
March 22 - Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
March 23 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
March 24 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater
March 26 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
March 27 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
March 29 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
March 30 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
March 31 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater (Click here for tickets)
April 1 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
April 3 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
April 4 - Boston, MA - Royale (Click here for tickets)
April 5 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel (Click here for tickets)
April 7 - Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall
April 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
April 9 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
April 11 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
April 13 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
April 14 - St. Augustine, FL - Backyard St Aug. Amphitheater
April 16 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham
April 17 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
April 18 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater
April 19 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
April 20 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre (Click here for tickets)