Black Lips Tour Schedule
For years Black Lips have been known as much for their raucous live shows as for their
punk fueled style of garage rock and if you have yet to see the band in concert now is the time to do so. Their on stage antics
have landed them in trouble on more than one occasion but audience members never fail to have a good time. Black Lips are
at the forefront of the garage revival that has taken over the punk and indie rock scene in recent years and, beyond that,
are simply one of the best rock bands on the road today. They are constantly touring and have perfected their live shows over
The band's 2014 tour kicks off with a hometown show at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia on March 7th.
FOllowing that Black Lips head to California for a show at Pappy and Harriet's in Pioneertown on March 20th which precedes
a Los Angeles show at the El Rey the following night. On March 22nd the band will play day two of the Burgerama III festival
in Santa Ana before heading north to San Francisco for a show at Great American Music Hall on the 24th. Shows in Sacramento,
Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Boise, and Salt lake City round out the March portion of the tour. A show at Bluebird Theater
on April 2nd begins the April portion of the tour followed by shows in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and San Diego before heading
to the East Coast. On April 14th Black Lips will play at The National in Richmond followed by a show at Black Cat in Washington,
D.C. the following night. Shows in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Cleveland, Saint Paul, Omaha,
Saint Louis, and Kansas City finish up their tour.
About the Band
High school friends Cole Alexander and
Jared Swiley formed Black Lips in 1999 in Dunwoody Georgia with some friends they had met playing in a previous band. In 2003
they released their debut full length Black Lips! They quickly were developing a loyal fan base and started to gain some attention
beyond their home state. The following year they released their second album We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers
Grow which was followed by 2005's Let It Bloom. By this time the band was receiving considerable attention and had been written
about in major music magazines like Spin and Rolling Stone. In 2007 the band released Good, Bad, Not Evil which really thrust
them into the spotlight. To date the band has released six studio albums: Black Lips!, We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made
the Flowers Grow, Let It Bloom, Good, Bad Not Evil, 200 Million Thousand, and Arabia Mountain. Additionally they released
on live album, Los Valientes del Mundo Nueveo, which was recorded at a show in Tijuana and produced by John Reis of Rocket
from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, and Hot Snakes. They are slated to release their seventh album, Underneath the Rainbow in
In 2007 Black Lips released their first studio album for Vice Records, Good, Bad, Not
Evil, the song featured a variety of hit songs including O Katrina and Bad Kids. The single Bad Kids has been featured in
movies and become a fan favorite sing along at their live shows. The success of this album allowed the band to make their
television debuts in the United States and the U.K. with appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and BBC's The Wall.
You've heard about Black Lips for years and have seen their videos and listened to their songs.
Perhaps you have even seen concert footage of them performing live, but now you get to experience that excitement in person.
Finally, Black Lips emerge on stage and pick up their instruments getting ready to deliver a blistering live show. The opening
chords of their first song ring out and the band begins bouncing around filling the venue with their unique brand of punk,
blues, and garage rock. Their enthusiasm is contagious and the entire concert hall is bouncing around chaotically. As the
night goes on Black Lips tear through hits like O Katrina, Dirty Hands, Boomerang, Bad Kids, and more. Black Lips are world
renowned for their live shows and always have known how to work a crowd, their ability to connect with an audience is unparalleled
in rock music. Finally when the show is over you will be fondly recalling the night for years and anxiously awaiting the next
chance to see them in concert.
In 1999 following the Columbine massacre, Cole Alexander and Jared
Swilley were expelled from their school for representing what was perceived by school authorities as a dangerous subculture.
Soon after they got together with other friends to form Black Lips. In 2002 their original guitarist Ben Eberbaugh was killed
after his car was hit by a drunk driver, the album Black Lips! is dedicated to his memory.