Black Lips To Tour Middle East

    They’ve played in Tijuana, Mexico. They’ve been kicked out of India. They’ve named an album Arabia Mountain. And now the Black Lips are heading to the actual Middle East for a tour this fall.

    Lead singer Jared Swilley is something of a modern-day vagabond, stating that “we want to play everywhere on the planet, and the opportunity came up. We couldn’t say no.”

    What hijinks will our intrepid garage-rock explorers get themselves into next? Let’s hope it’s not kissing each other onstage. Something leads me to believe that authorities in Iraq won’t take too kindly to that. Tour dates, along with recent footage from their Thailand shows, below.

    09.14 – Amman, Jordan: TBA*
    09.19 – Larnaca, Cyprus: Savino Live*
    09.21 – Cairo, Egypt: Culturewheel*
    09.23 – Tunis, Tunisia: Le Squat*
    09.26 – Dubai, UAE: Music Room*
    09.28 – Hawler, Iraq: TBA
    09.29 – Sulamaniah, Iraq: TBA
    10.06 – Beirut, Lebanon: Metro Al Madina*

    * with Lazzy Lung