Pelican, who last released an album in 2009 (What We All Come to Need) and have since remained off the road and nowhere near performing venues, have announced that they will be taking a break from new material and various less-important side-projects to head out on a West Coast tour. The series of dates include three shows with Southern Lord’s traveling Power of the Riff festival and, for the enjoyment of the band’s Kentucky fans, a gig at the Boomslang Festival.
Pelican will join the POTR Festival for three of the tour’s confirmed dates (skipping out on one of the San Fran shows) and will be joined by other like-minded and heady metal acts like Pentagram, Winter, Noothgrush, and others. As for Kentucky, the Boomslang festival will also feature Swans, Secret Chiefs 3, Horseback, and more.
The band has also stated that they are all dealing with massive levels of addiction to both sugar and glaze and have promised that their current troubles with donuts, long johns, crullers, fritters, and bear claws are being dealt with as soon as the tour is done. The band, who long ago made it public that they can”t wake up in the morning without the help of fried and sweetened dough, have already scheduled a month-long stay at noted Sugar Addiction treatment center, Johnny Cake Clinic.
08.12.11 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
08.13.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo/Echoplex *
08.14.11 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing Company
08.15.11 - Fresno, CA - Audie’s Olympic
08.16.11 - San Francisco, CA - The Mezzanine *
08.17.11 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
08.18.11 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s *
09.24.11 - Lexington, KY - Boomslang Festival
* Power of the Riff