Death Grips continue pre-release promotion with excellently timed spring tour announcement

Death Grips continue pre-release promotion with excellently timed spring tour announcement

Not sure if it has anything to do with their recent signing to Epic, but Death Grips are really good at promotion these days. First, in early February, they premiered a new track called “Blackjack.” Then word gets out a couple weeks later that not only are they releasing two full-length albums this year, but they have also signed to major label Epic. The label announcement coincided with the release of a new track called “Get Got,” which was followed by a practice clip of another new track, “Lost Boys,” which was soon followed up with the studio version of “Lost Boys,” then soon another new track, “The Fever (Aye Aye),” and then a crazy video last week featuring 109 looped videos.

And now we have a tour announcement, which will take the Sacremento group from their neck of the woods (California) to Hugh Grant’s neck of the woods (Europe) to my neck of the woods (Minnesota). The tour is in support of The Money Store, the first of the two albums due this year, which is out April 24 on Epic. But of course, there’s still time to do some promotion between now and then, so expect a new video for “I’ve Seen Footage” on April 13… and maybe an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show? Or pehaps a sex tape?

 Tourdates:

04.12.12 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
04.13.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella
04.20.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella
05.05.12 - Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Electronic Music Festival
05.18.12 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy
05.19.12 - Glasgow, UK - Stag & Dagger
05.20.12 - Manchester, UK - The Roadhouse
05.21.12 - Nottingham, UK - The Bodega
05.22.12 - Norfolk, UK - Norwich Arts Center
05.23.12 - Brighton, UK - Green Store Door
05.25.12 - London, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties
05.26.12 - Paris, France - Grande Halle de La Villette
05.27.12 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Worm
05.28.12 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - OT301
05.29.12 - Nijmegen, The Netherlands - Merleyn
06.01.12 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
06.02.12 - Barcelona, Spain - Field Day Festival
06.04.12 - Brussels, Belgium - Magasin
06.05.12 - Gent, Belgium - Charlatan
06.06.12 - Cologne, Germany - Mtc
06.07.12 - Berlin, Germany - Gretchen
06.08.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
06.09.12 - Porto, Portugal - Primavera Sound Porto
06.12.12 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbery
06.13.12 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
06.14.12 - Boston, MA - TT The Bear’s
06.15.12 - Montreal, QC - Club Lambri
06.16.12 - Toronto, ON - Wrong Bar
06.18.12 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
06.19.12 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
06.20.12 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
06.21.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock

• Death Grips: http://thirdworlds.net
• Epic/Columbia: http://www.sonymusic.com

[Photo: Ryan Pollock]

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