Earth announce 2015 tour dates, ensuring we’ll still be here then

Earth announce 2015 tour dates, ensuring we'll still be here then

Great news: life will still exist in three months time! Phew! It was touch and go there for a while. Like always, life’s impending existence or lack thereof has been determined by whether a drone-metal band is going on tour. As my grandfather always said, “Drone band on tour, life goes on some more; drone band at home, blood to your dome.” My grandfather was a great man.

This time around, the drone band in question is Pacific Northwest legends Earth. Fresh off their newest Southern Lord-released record, Primitive and Deadly, the group is headed to Europe for an extensive run of dates in January and February. Although Earth, much like their namesake planet, have shifted in many iterations, this tour finds them existing as guitarist (and Earth mastermind) Dylan Carlson, bassist Don McGreevy, and drummer Adrienne Davies. McGreavy is actually pulling double duty on the tour, as Don McGreevy & Rogier Smal Duo will be opening nearly every date, along with Oakland’s Black Spirituals.

In celebration of life’s continued perseverance, Ninja Tune is releasing a 12-inch called The Bug vs. Earth in December, as we recently reported. It is exactly what it sounds like: Earth’s Dylan Carlson fighting English electronic musician Kevin Parker (a.k.a. The Bug) to the death. Finally, we can hear the simultaneous deaths of two great musicians in warm analog audio. Barring that, the 12-inch may well contain two tracks by the titles “Boa” and “Cold” that find the two musicians collaborating with each other.

Earth dates (all with Black Spirituals and Don McGreevy & Rogier Smal Duo):

01.22.15 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - OCCII
01.23.15 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
01.24.15 - Lyon, France - L’Epicerie Moderne
01.25.15 - Bern, Switzerland - Dachstock Reitschule
01.27.15 - Geneva, Switzerland - Antigel Festival (Earth only)
01.28.15 - Milan, Italy - Lo Fi Club
01.29.15 - Rome, Italy - Init Club
01.30.15 - Bologna, ITaly - Freakout Club
01.31.15 - Graz, Austria - Orpheum Club
02.01.15 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Kino Siska
02.02.15 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
02.03.15 - Zagreb, Croatia - Mochvara Klub
02.04.15 - Budapest, Hungary - A38
02.06.15 - Nurnberg, Germany - K4
02.07.15 - Schorndorf, Germany - Club Manufaktur
02.08.15 - Berlin, Germany - Volksbuhne
02.09.15 - Moscow, Russia - PIPL (w/ Nadja)
02.10.15 - Helsinki, Finland - Kuudes Linja (w/ Janne Westerlund)
02.11.15 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
02.12.15 - Oslo, Norway - Vulkan Arena
02.13.15 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Truckstop Alaska
02.14.15 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
02.15.15 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Jazzhouse
02.17.15 - Dortmund, Denmark - FZW
02.18.15 - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
02.20.15 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
02.21.15 - Birmingham, UK - The Oobleck
02.22.15 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
02.23.15 - Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
02.24.15 - Brighton, UK - The Komedia
02.25.15 - Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kreun
02.27.15 - Athens, Greece - Kyttaro Club (Earth only)
02.28.15 - Istanbul, Turkey - Borusan Müzik Evi (Earth only)

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