Thursday, January 08, 2009

Black Lips Tour India - No Shit!

As reported by Pitchfork today, the Black Lips are taking their rock show to the distant lands of South Asia this month.

Black Lips to Play India's Indie "American Idol"

You think Atlanta badasses Black Lips ever get, like, tired? Or sick? It sure doesn't seem like it. They seem to know the indie rock halo can be fleeting, so th
ey're taking advantage of the spotlight. More power to 'em. Before they unleash their new album, 200 Million Thousand, on February 24, and head to Europe and the U.S. next month, the foursome are boosting their Where I've Been profile with a round of gigs in India. The trek includes three dates headlining Campus Rock Idols-- which is like "American Idol", except with Indian college bands instead of American pop tarts, and no Simon Cowell (that we know of). The ambitious travellers are making a concerted effort to hit less-than-typical locales nowadays-- drummer Joe Bradly recently told My Old Kentucky Blog, "As soon as Sir Richard Branson, the rebel billionaire, opens up his space shuttle thing, we want to be the first band to play in space." Take that, Bowie! Back to earth:

01-16 Mumbai, India - Festival of New Noise

01-17 Pune, India - Raga Lawns, North Koregoan Park (Campus Rock Idols)

01-23 Chennai, India - Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall (Campus Rock Idols)

01-24 Calcutta, India - The Park
01-25 Bangalore, India - BRV Grounds, KSCA (Campus Rock Idols)

Posted by Ryan Dombal on Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 1:15pm

Other upcoming (less exotic) tour destinations:

02/15 London, UK @ Islinton Academy (NME Awards)

02/16 Bristol, UK @ Fleece N Firkin

02/17 Glasgow, UK @ ABC 2

02/18 Manchester, UK @ Institute

02/19 Brighton, UK @ Audio

02/26 Birmingham, UK @ Bottletree

02/27 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

03/04 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle

03/05 Washington, DC @ Black Cat

03/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's

03/07 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East

03/09 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

03/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

03/12 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

03/13 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

03/14 Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium

03/15 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom

03/16 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

03/17 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room

03/18 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck

03/20-21 Austin, TX @ SXSW

03/23 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks

03/25 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder

03/26 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

03/27 Miami, FL @ Churchill's

03/28 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds

03/29 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

03/30 Orlando, FL @ The Social

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