Today is the day.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club announce their new forthcoming album Wrong Creatures, and release the first single “Little Thing Gone Wild” – PRESS HERE to listen to the track.
Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire) and recorded at Sunset Sound. Wrong Creatures is available today for pre-sale in all digital music stores and directly through the band’s online store.
The new single “Little Thing Gone Wild” is available for purchase as an individual track and everyone who pre-orders the album will receive the song immediately. In addition to the CD & Digital album version, a limited edition vinyl deluxe boxset will also become available in the coming weeks for pre-order on the official website.
Recorded in Los Angeles over the past few years, the bands taken many unlikely twists and turns, yet always remaining focused on the music and returning again to edge of the stage. “It’s a crazy making machine, it can chew you up as fast as it spits you out. A few years back we literally toured till the wheels came off and Leah’s brain literally started leaking out of her head” say’s Been. “It catches up with you, i know i’ve battled on and off with my own depression, and Pete’s head never came with any proper instructions. So you just gotta keep pushing buttons to see what happens.”
Wrong Creatures returns to the core of BRMC’s alchemy, yet plunges the knife in even further. From the Cave-esque murder balladry of “Haunt” to the garage punk of “Little Thing Gone Wild,” it runs the gamut allowing the band to flex every muscle in their armor. They remain opaque about the songs’ greater meanings, fearful of past misunderstandings. “I find myself writing about death a lot,” says Hayes. “I find myself having a discussion with death, which sounds dark. For me, it’s dark humor.” Talking about mortality allows Hayes to explore life’s great mistakes and regrets. Channeling them through rolling riffs and dirge-laden rhythms that stir the pot before reaching boiling point.
Ultimately, the band may well be survivors of an era where rock’n’roll can often be overshadowed by dance pop, and garish commercialism. Robert Levon Been; “We are truly an island – come hell or high water, so it’s usually best to dress accordingly. Though i’m not sure what the proper attire is when drowning in fire. But leather usually goes with everything.”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club also announced their North American tour which will be kicking off on January 15, 2018 with dates in Washington DC, Boston, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and more. The trio will also be hitting Europe and the UK for select tour dates this fall beginning October 23. Pre-sale for the North American tour dates begins today and general on-sale begins on September 15 – PRESS HERE to purchase.
North American Tour Dates:
January 15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
January 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
January 18 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
January 19 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
January 20 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
January 21 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
January 23 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
January 24 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
January 26 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
January 27 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
January 29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
January 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
January 31 – Boston, MA @ Royale
February 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
February 5 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
February 6 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
February 7 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
February 9 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
February 10 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
February 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
February 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
February 13 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
February 15 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
February 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
February 18 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
February 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
February 20 – Seattle, WA @ The Show Box
February 22 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
February 23 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
February 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
AUSTRALIA! We’re excited to announce that we are heading down under in 2018!
3/19 Astor Theatre @ Perth
3/20 The Gov @ Adelaide
3/22 Tivoli Brisbane @ Brisbane
3/23 Enmore Theatre @ Sydney
3/24 Forum Theatre @ Melbourne
Tickets go on-sale August 3rd at 9 AM local time! Get tickets at http://mjrpresents.com/brmc/
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be touring across Europe this fall!
There will be a limited amount of VIP packages at each stop which include:
-(1) General admission ticket
-Meet & Greet with members of BRMC
-Access to an exclusive soundcheck
-Early entry to the venue
-Crowd free merch shopping
-Early venue entrance
-Signed tour poster
-Commemorative tour laminate
Tickets go on-sale this week for all dates! Check dates below for the show closest to you!
ON-SALE MAY 10TH AT 9 AM BST
11/25 Grosse Freiheit @ Hamburg, Germany http://bit.ly/2qFs52k
11/26 Columbiahalle @ Berlin, Germany http://bit.ly/2qFs52k
11/27 Live Music Hall @ Cologne, Germany http://bit.ly/2qFs52k
11/28 Tonhalle @ Munich, Germany http://bit.ly/2qFs52k
ON-SALE MAY 11TH AT 10 AM BST
11/6 Vega @ Copehagen, Denmark http://bit.ly/2p2rhap
11/7 Posten @ Odense, Denmark http://burl.nu/yy4xmj
11/8 Train @ Aarhus, Denmark http://bit.ly/2pLh6UO
11/30 Fabrique @ Milan, Italy http://bit.ly/2pECdK4
12/1 Les Docks @ Lausanne, Switzerland http://bit.ly/2qK06O7
12/2 Samsung Hall @ Zurich, Switzerland http://bit.ly/2qxiaOS
ON-SALE MAY 12TH AT 9 AM BST
10/23 Academy @ Dublin, Ireland http://bit.ly/2q4Elwg
10/24 Limelight @ Belfast, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2pep8o4
10/26 Barrowland @ Glasgow, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2q4EdNj
10/27 Manchester Academy @ Manchester, United Kingdom http://gigst.rs/BRMC
10/28 O2 Academy @ Birmingham, United Kingdom http://gigst.rs/BRMC
10/30 O2 Academy @ Leeds, United Kingdom http://gigst.rs/BRMC
10/31 Brighton Dome @ Brighton, United Kingdom http://gigst.rs/BRMC
11/2 O2 Academy @ Bristol, United Kingdom http://gigst.rs/BRMC
11/3 Rock City @ Nottingham, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2p2C3xl
11/4 O2 Academy Brixton @ London, United Kingdom http://gigst.rs/BRMC
11/10 Le Splendid @ Lille, France http://bit.ly/2p2yMhO
11/11 L’Autre Canal @ Nancy, France http://bit.ly/2p2yMhO
11/12 La Laiterie @ Strasbourg, France http://bit.ly/2p2yMhO
11/14 La Belle Electrique @ Grenoble, France http://bit.ly/2p2yMhO
11/15 Paloma @ Nimes, France http://bit.ly/2p2yMhO
11/16 Le Bikini @ Toulouse, France http://bit.ly/2p2yMhO
11/18 La Sirene @ La Rochelle, France http://bit.ly/2p2yMhO
11/20 Paradiso @ Amsterdam, Netherlands http://bit.ly/2q4oD4a
11/21 De Roma @ Antwerp, Belgium http://bit.ly/2pEIeq0
11/22 Elysee Montmarte @ Paris, France http://bit.ly/2p2yMhO
12/3 Arena @ Vienna, Austria http://bit.ly/2pb9Pf5
‘everything´s going to get louder’
BRMC recording new album at Sunset Sound
Photos by Michelle Shiers
Leah will be performing on Late Night with Seth Meyers January 16th – 19th. Tune in!
There are new exclusive holiday merch available in the merch store now.
BRMC Christmas stocking on black felt.
Also the Classic BRMC Skull & Piston Christmas Ornament for your tree his year back by popular demand.
You can place your order now for the ornament and stocking here.
Araca / BRMC
Thank you to everyone who came out strong and supported us on tour with our friends ‘Death From Above’ and ‘Deap Vally’. It was sad to say goodbye, but we’ve got a new record to finish tracking…
Before taking the stage in New York on November 8th, tensions were high but still hopes were higher. We played as if there was no tomorrow, as we always do. When we walked off stage however, we found a country shattered and its people torn apart.
There are no adequate words right now, and even though life may appear to be going on as business as usual, beware of the normalization of this election in the days and months ahead. Right-wing movements are gaining unimagined momentum all over the globe, and we are now at the front lines.
Do not refill your prescriptions, do not tune out, do not move to Canada just yet, and don’t think it’s enough tweeting and re-posting all your thoughts/frustrations to friends and family.
This is real. We brought it on ourselves, it’s now our responsibility to oppose right-wing populist movements here and everywhere.
It’s been a very long time in the making but we’ve finally launched the new Official BRMC Website.
This has been a labour of love as it was well over a year ago when our original site designer David McCrindle pulled us aside and began brainstorming about how to resurrect all that was great about the original site, and also lose the bullshit.
David has brought back to life a lot of the old features including the ‘Tour Archive’ which lets everyone upload their own personal Live Photos, Set Lists, and Reviews of every show, dating back to 1999.
There’s also retooled Discography, Lyrics, and a giant Photo Archive, with more to come in the following weeks.
David’s somehow managed to rebuild much of the site from scratch working from his home in-between other jobs, while simultaneously having a real life baby as well… Needless to say we owe him a fairly tall drink.
Also to all the fans who already discovered it this past week when we did a ‘soft launch’, thank you for all your positive feedback.
There are still a few new pages left to come… but for now hope you guys enjoy it.
Back in late 2015, two good friends met at a coffee shop in LA. Neither of them drank coffee but it’s important to note that they both have good hair. The one with the good hair (me) presented to the one with the better hair (Robert) that we get the brand back together and redo the official BRMC website.
And so it came to pass that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (them) are reunited with pal and longterm collaborator, David McCrindle (me).
My vision for the site was to celebrate the history of BRMC. I didn’t want it to simply be a new album plug. Of course it will be in time, but it should also showcase the band from it’s very beginnings.
The most exciting news is that the Tour Archive is back and it’s better than ever. Unfortunately, it’s not as populated as it was back in the day. Sadly, everything from the old archive is gone so we’re starting fresh. Therefore, we’re looking for your reviews and photos.
We’ve also started a massive photo library so look for more photos in the coming weeks and months.
We hope you enjoy!
“It’s a fun to call on the old school kind of rock ’n’ roll rules and regulations.”
Robert recently spoke to Whopperjaw about influences, growing up in the East Bay, how the band got together and the upcoming tour with Death From Above 1979 and Deep Vally.
We have added new dates for our upcoming our with Death From Above 1979 with special guest Deep Vally.
10/13 House of Blues @ Chicago, IL
10/14 Bogarts @ Cincinnati, OH
10/24 The Observatory @ Santa Ana, CA
10/25 The Wiltern @ Los Angeles, CA
10/27 House of Blues @ Las Vegas, NV
11/9 The Paramount @ Huntington, NY
11/12 House of Blues @ Boston, MA
Tickets go on-sale this Friday at 10 AM local time.
Over the weekend, Robert joined our brothers Night Beats, playing bass, in Mexico City. Check out photos from the night at tono.tv.
Robert will be helping out the Night Beats live on bass this Thursday & Saturday (2 nights only) in Mexico City at Foro Indierocks and Loot Surf Club in Ixtapa Mexico.
Tickets Foro Indie Rocks: https://nightbeats.boletia.com/
Loot Surf Club: https://www.facebook.com/events/1113999581996437/
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BRMC Tour Dates
10/11: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues http://bit.ly/ann_cle
10/15: Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live Event Center http://bit.ly/ann_min
10/17: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre http://bit.ly/1rJR6ZO
10/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot http://bit.ly/1FfX9X9
10/20: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo http://bit.ly/ann_sea
10/21: Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom http://bit.ly/224jUsw
10/22: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic http://bit.ly/ann_sf
10/28: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues http://bit.ly/ann_sd
10/29: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre http://bit.ly/1TSH4yn
11/1: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues http://bit.ly/ann_dal
11/2: Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater http://bit.ly/ann_austin
11/3: Houston, TX @ House of Blues http://bit.ly/ann_hou
11/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade http://bit.ly/ann_atl
11/7: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore http://bit.ly/ann_phi
11/8: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 http://bit.ly/ann_nyc
11/11: Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore http://bit.ly/ann_dc
This has been a long time coming, and it’s cool to finally get the word out that we’re teaming up with Death From Above 1979 for a co-headlining tour across America, along with our friends in Deap Vally for a real twisted up tour. It’s gonna be a pretty full tilt rock n roll circus. And if all goes as planned we’re hoping to debut some new songs for folks live for the first time, which will be cool to share with people before the new album. At the lowest hum of that mistress drum, where the needle aches and the souls gotta shake, sugar that’s where you’re gonna wanna be. -Robert Levon Been
Night Beats invite you and a guest to a FREE PRIVATE SHOW at The Theater At the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, May 1st. It’s free to get in but you MUST RSVP and get on the guest list..you have to rsvp quick as the list is getting full fast and make sure to put NIGHT BEATS in the subject line of the email!
Robert Levon Been will be joining the Night Beats on stage for one song in support of the event.
Night Beats’ music is used in this new amazing chopper documentary 21 Days Under The Sky about 4 guys who ride from LA to NY on vintage Harley’s.
We want to thank everyone who came out to the South American shows, there’s nothing like taking the stage down there, the feeling still resonating at a furious volume in my skull even now. Some sounds bite, and others tune you in to the heavy soul resonator. It’s still got teeth and it can kick, but it takes you where you need to go with all your fingers and toes.
We wish we could stay for longer, but we gotta get back to finish recording the next half of this album…
Sorry again for destroying the stage at the end of the show in Santiago, it was out of necessity though, no one else deserves you, and you know it.