Blacklist Royals On Tour with Face To Face, Teenage Bottlerocket

Blacklist Royals

On Tour with Face To Face, Teenage Bottlerocket

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New LP “Die Young With Me” Out Soon

Nashville’s Blacklist Royals are embarking on a national tour with punk veterans Face to Face and Teenage Bottlerocket (see dates below). The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their new LP Die Young With Me , which should be out sometime this summer.

 

Working their way up from the dingiest of clubs and barrooms sprawling in and across North America’s borders to the stages of European festivals performing in front of thousands, Blacklist Royals have spent the last three years on the road supporting their debut full length Semper Liberi… chasing the often fleeting rock-n-roll dreams of youth like a siren song, and finding their own voice along the way.

 

Their long awaited follow-up album, Die Young With Me, is a testament to that. There was a very deliberate change in the writing process as twin brothers and founding members Nat and Rob Rufus entered the studio to begin going through new material with the band, and the record went on to take shape as a truly autobiographical collection of songs.  Topically revolving around the personal account of a childhood spent battling cancer, the album unfolds as a fluid thing, exploring new directions both sonically and lyrically with candor and heart like never before.

 

Blacklist Royals will soon head back out on the roads and highways whose miles echo through each track of their new record.  As production comes to a close, the album itself seems to spin like tires on faded blacktop, taking the listener on both a personal and collective journey of love and heartbreak, born rolling reckless under the star-spangled nights of America.

 

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*Tour Dates:

 

 

May 1 San Diego, CA HOB 

        

May 3 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre

        

May 4 Pomona, CA The Glass House

 

May 6 Modesto, CA Hero’s (Teenage Bottle Rocket headline show)

       

May 8 Bakersfield, CA Narducci’s Café

        

May 9 Fresno, CA MAD

        

May 10 Anaheim, CA HOB

         

May 11 Anaheim, CA HOB

 

May 12 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock (Teenage Bottlerocket headline show)

        

May 13 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad   

         

May 14 El Paso, TX  Tricky Falls

 

May 16 San Antonio, TX  Korova   

               

May 17 Austin, TX Mohawk        

         

May 18 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Upstairs   

        

May 19 Dallas, TX Trees   

        

May 20 Fayetteville, AR Rogue  

        

May 22 Covington, KY Madison Theatre   

        

May 23 St. Louis, MO Fubar    

        

May 24 Memphis, TN 1884 Lounge   

        

May 25 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge   

        

May 26 Pensacola, FL  Vinyl Music Hall    

        

May 27 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution   

        

May 30 Lake Buena Vista, FL HOB   

        

May 31 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor   

        

Jun 1 Jacksonville Beach, FL Freebird Live    

        

Jun 2 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade – Hell Stage      

        

Jun 4 Charleston, SC The Music Farm   

         

Jun 5 Charlotte, SC Amos’ Southend 

 

Jun 6 Virginia Beach, VA The Jewish Mother   

        

Jun 7 Washington, DC Black Cat    

        

Jun 8 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero    

        

Jun 9 Boston (Cambridge), MA Sinclair   

        

Jun 12 New York, NY Gramercy Theater    

        

Jun 13 New York, NY Gramercy Theater   

        

Jun 15 Pittsburgh, PA  Altar Bar

 

Jun 16 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s

 

Jun 18 Columbus, OH The Basement

 

Jun 19 Detroit, MI Magic Stick

 

Jun 20 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge

 

Jun 21 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II

 

Jun 22 Minneapolis, MI Triple Rock Social Club

 

Jun 23 Fargo, ND The Aquarium

 

Jun 25 Casper, WY Galloways Irish Pub

 

Jun 27 Boise, ID Knitting Factory

 

Jun 28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre

 

Jun 30 Seattle, WA The Showbox at The Market

 

*Additional dates to be added.

 

Riot Fest and Carnival Chicago in September Promises Big Acts

After a landmark year in 2011, the eighth annual RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era–is expanding for the first-time ever into an outdoor music event and carnival in 2012. The RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL will feature a wide mix of artists ranging from Gaslight Anthem, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Built To Spill, AWOLNATION, Gogol Bordello, Frank Turner, Coheed and Cambria, Less Than Jake and many more. It’s set for Friday, September 14, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 in Chicago on the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park which boasts rolling fields, pavilions, tall trees, picturesque gardens a lake and lagoons with a majestic view of the Chicago skyline.

Promoters are encouraging fans not to miss out by unveiling the majority of the diverse line-up for 2012 and offering an early-bird 2-Day pass for $36.00, plus surcharges for a limited time. 3-day passes begin at $90.00 and include all shows at Humboldt Park, Congress Theater and after-parties. VIP passes are available for $155.00 and include private stage-viewing areas, a sectioned off VIP area in the park with a private bar and drink tickets. Tickets are available at http://www.riotfest.org.

RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL is expanding to its new location Humboldt Park–which is flanked by a handful of hip neighborhoods including Wicker Park and the Division Street corridor–in order to accommodate a large carnival atmosphere featuring three main music stages, thrilling rides, games, vendors and gourmet food trucks thoughtfully arranged on the gorgeous park grounds with stunning views of downtown Chicago for an enjoyable experience. With temperatures averaging around a perfect 75°F/24°C, September is one of Chicago’s most popular months for travelers from all over the world.

A wide array of confirmed talent is on tap for RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL, including RISE AGAINST, IGGY & THE STOOGES, ELVIS COSTELLO, THE OFFSPRING, A DAY TO REMEMBER, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, DESCENDENTS, GOGOL BORDELLO, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, DROPKICK MURPHYS, NOFX, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, ALKALINE TRIO, AWOLNATION, THE PROMISE RING, GWAR, AUGUST BURNS RED, FRANK TURNER, BUILT TO SPILL, LESS THAN JAKE, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, FISHBONE, NOBUNNY, A WILHELM SCREAM, SCREAMING FEMALES, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, DEALS GONE BAD, WHITE MYSTERY, LARRY AND HIS FLASK, THE STORY SO FAR, JAPANTHER; and the first show for a reunited CHIODOS (original line-up) as well as a reunion for SLAPSTICK.

More acts and events will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the festival.