The Brian Jonestown Massacre unveil new 10-inch, announce North American tour; Australia, Europe, Agartha, Lemuria, and Eorzea to follow

The Brian Jonestown Massacre unveil new 10-inch, announce North American tour; Australia, Europe, Agartha, Lemuria, and Eorzea to follow
Photo: Ruari Meehan

If the time passed since 2004’s rock doc Dig! has taught us anything, it’s that The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s leader Anton Newcombe is a survivor. After the tragicomedy made him an infamous household name (well, in certain types of households), many of its viewers felt justified riding him off as another tortured musical posturer — soon to succumb to substances, anger, mental illness, or any combination of the three.

Instead, Newcombe continues to carry on waving the BJM flag with the consistency of a young buck in his prime. Not only does he keep busy on a bunch of recording fronts, but he seems to be constantly touring. Case in-point: Newcombe and The Brian Jonestown Massacre have just recently announced ANOTHER North American tour…plus a bunch of dates in Australia and Europe.

BJM were born to play the Levitation Festival in Austin and will do so on April 29 at Stubb’s with The Black Angels, Rishi Dhir, and Annabelle Chairlegs. From there, Newcombe and co. will be making their way through all the US hotspots (as well as Toronto and Vancouver) before heading off to Australia for a June tour and some August festival dates in Europe.

And because Newcombe can’t ring in a season without releasing something, the American purveyor of British Invasion-styled stoned blues and psych shoegazers will also be putting out a new album this summer. His umpteenth album and first since waaaay back in 2017, the forthcoming (and aptly titled) Something Else is preceded by the taut teaser “Hold That Thought.” Newcombe’s still got the mutton chops, but does he still have the music chops? Well, take a listen to the killer below (and grab your copy here when it’s released as a 10-inch on May 18) and just you try to say “no.”

Hold That Thought 10-inch tracklisting:

01. Hold That Thought
02. Drained

The Brian Jonestown Massacre live:

04.29.18 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Levitation Festival
05.02.18 - Tampa Bay, FL - The Orpheum
05.03.18 - Orlando, FL - The Social
05.04.18 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl, Shaky Knees Festival
05.05.18 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
05.06.18 - Indianapolis, IN - HI-FI Indianapolis
05.08.18 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
05.09.18 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
05.10.18 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
05.11.18 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
05.12.18 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05.13.18 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
05.15.18 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
05.16.18 - Kansas City, MO - recordBar
05.17.18 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
05.18.18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
05.19.18 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
05.21.18 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
05.22.18 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
05.23.18 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
05.25.18 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo’s 365 Club
05.26.18 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo’s 365 Club
05.27.18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
06.02.18 - Fremantle, Australia - Metropolis
06.03.18 - Adelaide, Australia - The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
06.06.18 - Byron Bay, Australia - The Northern
06.07.18 - Brisbane, Australia - The Tivoli
06.09.18 - Sydney, Australia - The Metro
06.10.18 - Wollongong, Australia - The Uni Bar
06.12.18 - Canberra, Australia - The Basement
06.13.18 - Castlemaine, Australia - The Royal Theatre
06.14.18 - Melbourne, Australia - The Forum
08.03.18 - Katowice, Poland - Off Festival
08.09-11.18 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
08.17.18 - Saint-Malo, France - La Route du Rock Festival
08.18-19.18 - Brecon Beacons, Wales - Green Man Festival

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