Heartless Bastards Announce Second Leg Of North American Tour

By on January 18, 2012

Heartless Bastards have confirmed the second leg of their North American tour. The band is touring in support of their new album, Arrow, out February 14th, which SPIN Magazine has deemed one of the “25 Winter Albums You Gotta Hear.” The tour begins at Club Congress in Tucson on March 30th and culminates on April 20th at La Zona Rosa in the band’s hometown of Austin. The tour will stop in major cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Seattle on this 12-date run. From January 17th to January 20th, tickets will be sold exclusively at theheartlessbastards.com, with a public on-sale date of January 20th. Fans can expect the summer tour dates to be announced shortly. The complete list of tour dates is below.
Arrow will be released by the popular Brooklyn-based indie Partisan Records; the album was produced by Spoon drummer/co-producer Jim Eno at his Public Hi-Fi home studio in Austin. Brimming with confidence and creativity, Arrow sees Heartless Bastards pushing their distinctive sound forward with their most eclectic, energetic collection thus far. Marked as ever by singer/guitarist/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom’s remarkable voice – at turns primal and pleading, heartfelt and heroic – it expertly captures the Austin, Texas-based band’s multi-dimensional rock in all its strength and spirit. Arrow follows upon the difficult introspection of 2009’s acclaimed third album, The Mountain, standing tall as a powerhouse new beginning for Wennerstrom and the Heartless Bastards.
Arrow serves as the recorded debut of the Heartless Bastards’ current iteration, their latest and greatest line-up since Wennerstrom first convened the band back in 2003. Drummer Dave Colvin and bassist Jesse Ebagh – both of whom played on the Bastards’ first-ever demo recordings – returned to the fold in order to play live behind The Mountain. Soon after embarking on tour, Wennerstrom decided to put more meat on the band’s raw bones by enlisting guitarist Mark Nathan, who had ostensibly come aboard to handle the live sound.
First Run of Tour Dates:
2/7 – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas
2/8 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
2/9 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
2/10 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
2/11 – Madison, WI – High Noon
2/13 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s
2/14 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
2/16 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
2/17 – Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
2/18 – Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio
2/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
2/20 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
2/22 – Albany, NY – Valentine’s
2/23 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
2/24 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
2/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
2/27 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
2/29 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
3/1 – Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
3/2 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
3/3 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
3/5 – Knoxville, TN – Square Room
3/6 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
3/7 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe
3/8 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic
3/9 – Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s
3/10 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Second Run of Tour Dates:
3/30 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
3/31 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
4/2 – San Diego, CA – The Belly Up
4/3 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
4/5 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
4/6 – Eugene, OR – W.O.W. Hall
4/7 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
4/8 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre
4/9 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
4/11 – Boise, ID – Neorolux
4/14 – Denver, CO – Belly Up
4/20 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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