Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, who early on were accused of being mere clones of shoegaze heroes Jesus & Mary Chain because of their fondness for ear-splitting distortion and an all black uniform, have manged to carve out a corner of the rock 'n' roll community to claim solely as their own. Since the beginning of the decade, the band has been churning out some of best music from just outside the mainstream, none of it sounding like gimmickry or imitation.
From the gospel-infused tones of Howl to the harder edges of B.R.M.C and Baby 81, the band has been producing a consistent stream of top-quality records, and plan to continue with Beat The Devil's Tattoo, to be released on March 9, 2010. Their fifth studio album (not including the self-released, download-only The Effects of 333) will be released on their Abstract Dragon label in a partnership with Vagrant, and was recorded in Philadelphia and mixed in their hometown of Los Angeles.
Beginning in February, on the eve of the album's release, the band will head out on a three-month tour of the United States, roaring through most major cities.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Tour Dates:
2.26 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Harlow's
2.27 - Reno, Nev. @ Knitting Factory
2.28 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Wasted Space/ Hard Rock Hotel
3.2 - Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
3.4 - Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory
3.5 - Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox Market
3.6 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Commodore
3.7 - Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
3.9 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim's
3.13 - San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues
3.14 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Echoplex
3.18 - Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues
3.20 - Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
3.21 - Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain's Ballroom
3.23 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Pageant
3.24 - Madison, Wisc. @ High Noon
3.25 - Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
3.26 - Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Turner Hall Ballroom
3.27 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Ave.
3.30 - Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
3.31 - Cleveland, Ohio @ House Of Blues
4.1 - Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix
4.2 - Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
4.3 - Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
4.5 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
4.7 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts
4.8 - New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall