Black Dice Announce Autumn European & UK Tour 2012

Black Dice Announce Autumn European & UK Tour 2012

Ribbon Music is pleased to announce that, following the April 9th release of sixth LP, Mr. Impossible, Black Dice will be coming to these shores to play a series of European and UK shows this September and October, with a date at London's new venue Birthdays, in Dalston, on October 4th.

For over fifteen years, the highly influential Black Dice have continuously reinvented and mutated punk music into new sonic stews. The New York based trio of Eric Copeland, Bjorn Copeland, and Aaron Warren have released scores of albums, EPs, and singles on iconic labels (Gravity, 31g,Troubleman, DFA, Paw Tracks), that document their musical travels, from raw brutal thrash to inside-out pop anthems from way out.

2012's Mr. Impossible, is the band's sixth full length, and their first release on Ribbon Music - and in turn, Ribbon Music's first release outside of America, where it has to date released fine albums by John Maus and Laura Marling. The album is the soundtrack to a substance-fueled teen basement show on Mars. It explores the uncommon ground between The Seeds punk primitivism, extra-terrestrial throbbing of Funkadelic, and discordant rebelliousness of Royal Trux. The record is informed by countless live performances the group has done worldwide, over its long lifetime. Band highlights from past eras were re-germinated, and grew into a new mutation called Mr. Impossible.

And amidst the famously raucous and unmissable Black Dice live shows in Europe and the UK this autumn, the songs will undoubtedly further evolve and develop, creating something brand new, awesome and just a bit terrifying.

Here are all currently announced dates for Black Dice's autumn European & UK Tour, with ticket links:

Sept 2012

11 Berlin, DE: Festsaal Kreuzberg

13 Paris, FR: Point Ephemere

14 Tilburg, NL: Incubate Festival

15 Brussels, BE: AB Club

17 Lyon, FR: Ground Zero

18 Bordeaux, FR: L'iboat

19 Madrid, ES: Moby Dick

20 Lisbon, PT: Music Box

22 Barcelona, ES: Bam Festival

26 Milan, IT: Concept Loft

27 Roma, IT: Init

28 Torino, IT: Spazio 211

29 Boligna, IT: Locomotiv

30 Vienna, AT: Arena

Oct 2012

2 Kortrijk, BE: DeKreun

3 Amsterdam, NL: Paradiso

4 London, UK: Birthdays