Boris tour US this summer, collaborate with Ian Astbury on new mini-LP, still manage to find time to perm hair

Boris tour US this summer, collaborate with Ian Astbury on new mini-LP, still manage to find time to perm hair

So Boris are planning an extensive tour of the U.S. this summer. Pretty massive, right? Gonna be brutal, huh? Yeah, I know all of you ironically hooded anti-hip stoner types are squirming on your hand-me-down sofas at the thought of this. Just like you did during the last five or six times Boris rounded the U.S. You’re forming in your brain a logical expression of your feelings toward this right now: “shit brah, it’s rad that Russian Circles and Red Sparowes are gonna be opening up, that’s almost twice the amount of brutalness.” Yes my little stoner friend, you are correct. It’s a whole lot of rock. I’ve got to hand it to you, though. Unlike the current-yet-somewhat-waning proto-hipster following that Boris has accumulated in the past couple of years, you, you have most likely been with them since the beginning. I’m talking Amplifier Worship days. Odds are, you’re probably a little upset at the sonic crossroad Boris has taken as of late, and deep down you’re slightly frustrated with all the newfound hype. If so, I’m elated to tell you that the culmination and highlight of this tour will be Boris performing the 2006 sunn 0))) collaboration Altar (TMT Review) in its entirety at this September’s Jim Jarmusch-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties in Monticello, NY. Yep, I just heard your spirits lift.

If that wasn’t enough of a Boris fix to keep the shakes away, there are also now reports coming in (holding hand to earpiece) that Ian Astbury, who you might recognize from his tenures with such notable bands as The Cult and The Doors, will be releasing a collaborative “mini-LP” with the constantly morphing Japanese heavy rockers. The album, simply to be titled BXI, was mixed and recorded in Boris’ home city of Tokyo this past April and is expected to see the light (or darkness?) this September via who else but curator of all things evil and excellent, Southern Lord. Somebody stop these guys, seriously.

If you wanna scope out some additional info into why and how this pretty rad collab came about, there’s an interview with drummer Atsuo over at P4K that’ll provide all that.

Like I said, massive:

07.24.10 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
07.25.10 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
07.27.10 - Dallas, TX - The Loft @ Palladium Ballroom *
07.28.10 - Austin, TX -The Mohawk *
07.30.10 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon *
07.31.10 - Tallahassee, FL - The Engine Room *
08.01.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade *
08.02.10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle *
08.03.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
08.04.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom *
08.07.10 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East *
08.08.10 - Montreal, QC - Le Tulipe *
08.09.10 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Place *
08.10.10 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *
08.11.10 - Newport, KY - Southgate House *
08.13.10 - Chicago, IL - Metro *
08.14.10 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird *
08.15.10 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre *
08.16.10 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater %
08.17.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - TBA %
08.19.10 - Calgary, AB - Republik %
08.20.10 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite %
08.22.10 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater %
08.23.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos %
08.24.10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre %
08.26.10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall %
08.27.10 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey %
08.28.10 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House %
09.05.10 - Monticello, NY - Kutsher’s Country Club (ATP) - performing Altar w/ sunn 0)))

* Russian Circles
% Red Sparowes

• Boris:
• Southern Lord:

[Photo: Adrian Purser]

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