Night Beats have been announced as main support for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club‘s 2018 tour. All tour dates are listed below.
Named in homage to Sam Cooke’s classic album, Night Beats began as a two-piece in 2009 after both Danny Lee Blackwell and James Traeger moved from Texas to Seattle, Washington and were soon picked up by Chicago’s Trouble in Mind Records (Ty Segall, Fresh and Onlys, Hex Dispensers, etc.) who released their debut album. Cult US West Coast label Burger Records were also on hand, releasing Night Beats first two albums via cassette. Having been fans of both records, and having caught their astonishing set at the Shipping Forecast in Liverpool last year, Heavenly Recordings eventually signed the band in the summer of 2015.
Their last album Who Sold My Generation was recorded on old two-inch tape in Echo Park, Los Angeles at the home of producer Nic Jodoin and featuring co-production and guess bass playing from Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, new album Who Sold My Generation goes beyond merely being a retreading of well-worn garage / R&B path. Instead it offers a contemporary take on the psychedelic experience, a heady set of hoodoo voodoo songs.
Very much a record in the great Texan musical tradition of acid-drenched outlaw music, Who Sold My Generation picks up where the likes of The Elevators, The Red Krayola, pre-ZZ Top band The Moving Sidewalks, The Butthole Surfers and The Black Angels – whose record label Reverb Appreciation Society released the band’s second album – left off.
Who Sold My Generation is available through iTunes here.
Jan 15 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Jan 16 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Jan 18 – Dallas, TX – The Granada Theater
Jan 19 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Ampitheater
Jan 20 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Jan 21 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Jan 23 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Jan 24 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Jan 26 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
Jan 27 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Jan 29 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
Jan 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Jan 31 – Boston, MA – Royale
Feb 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Feb 5 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Feb 6 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Feb 7 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Feb 9 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Feb 10 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Feb 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Feb 12 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Feb 13 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Feb 15 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Feb 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
Feb 18 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Feb 19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Feb 20 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Feb 22 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Feb 23 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
Feb 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre