Lightning Bolt Announce Spring Tour Dates, Don’t Give A Fuck About Tinnitus

    There’s a black and white image of a weeping clown on my wall, a laminated show poster for a Lightning Bolt show that took place at a DIY space called the Zeitgeist in New Orleans this past summer, that acts as the only keepsake I have of what may go down as the best live concert I’ve ever participated in. I say “participate” and not “attend” because Lightning Bolt don’t let you watch their music being performed, you have to sacrifice your body to them in the violent mob of sweat and twirling limbs that follows Lightning Bolt whe’ere they go. Despite having not released an album for two years, 2009’s well received Earthly Delights on Load Records remains their latest studio effort, Rhode Island’s own Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson are returning to the road this April to continue peddling their batshit insanity in basements and grimy holes-in-the-wall to anyone with $5 to spare. (God only knows how they’re going to make it from Buffalo to Ann Arbor in less than 24 hours if they’re still in that old van driven in The Power of Salad. They must really want to kick it with Wolf Eyes.)


    Lightning Bolt Spring Tour Dates

    3.31 Albany, NY: Valentines

    4.01 Buffalo, NY: Big Orbit’s Soundlab

    4.02 Ann Arbor, MI: Neutral Zone *

    4.03 Chicago, IL: Logan Square Auditorium

    4.04 Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle

    4.05 Omaha, NE: Waiting Room

    4.06 Denver, CO: Rhinoceropolis

    4.07 Salt Lake City, UH: Kilby Court

    4.08 Boise, ID: The Shredder ~

    4.09 Seattle, WA: Healthy Times Fun Club

    4.10 Portland, OR: Holocene

    4.12 Oakland, CA: The New Parish

    4.13 San Francisco, CA: The Rickshaw Shop ^

    4.14 Visalia, CA: The Cellar Door #

    4.17 Indio, CA: Coachella

    4.18 Phoenix, AZ: Trunk Space

    4.19 Santa Fe, NM: The VFM

    4.21 Austin, TX: The Mohawk

    4.22 Norman, OK: Opolis

    4.23 St. Louis, MO: The Luminary Centre for the Arts +

    4.24 Louisville, KY: Cahoots

    4.25 Oberlin, OH: Dionysus Disco

    4.27 Brooklyn, NY: Club Exit

    4.28 New York, NY: LPR

    4.29 Middletown, CT: Eclectic House


    * = with Wolf Eyes

    ~ = with Wizard Rifle

    ^ = with TITS & High Castle

    # = with Tokyo Death March

    + = with Parts & Labor & Spelling Bee