I’m seeing double! Four Borises! Alright, I hope you enjoyed that reference to The Simpsons classic “Homie The Clown,” but we’ve got business to attend to. Japanese experimental-metal heroes Boris are heading to the United States with some very special plans. In a tour that totes itself as being “from the past, the present, and through to the future,” the band is taking residency for two nights in a number of US cities. If you’ve got a very specific bucket list that involves seeing Boris two nights in a row without having to leave town, this is your time.
If you’re not that person, there’s still good reason to go to both Boris dates. For the first date in each city, the band promises performances of their all-time classics, along with new songs never performed in the US before. That said, those all-time classics presumably don’t include any parts of the group’s 2000 album Flood, which the band will be performing most of during each residency’s second night. Those second nights will also include a noise/drone/experimental set. If that wasn’t enough (though it should be, you greedy parasites), the band will also be selling a limited edition tour-only release at their merch table.
“But what if I live in Austin and I wanted to see them at Austin Psych Fest?” you say. Well, they’re playing that, too.
04.27.13 - Austin, TX - Carson Creek (Austin Psych Fest)
05.01.13 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
05.02.13 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
05.04.13 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
05.05.13 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
05.06.13 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
05.07.13 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
05.10.13 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
05.11.13 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
05.18.13 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
05.19.13 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
05.21.13 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
05.22.13 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
05.23.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
05.24.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
• Boris: http://borisheavyrocks.com