King Dude releasing new album in May, joining Ghost for tour of every House of Blues in America

King Dude releasing new album in May, joining Ghost for tour of every House of Blues in America

Seattle’s King Dude is the fire-and-brimstone preacher nursing whiskey in the back of a strip club in hell, spewing vitriol and God’s saving grace at anyone who happens to come near him. Or at least that seems to be the concept of the new video for “Fear Is All You Know,” the lead track off the goth-folk singer’s new album Fear. Strip club in hell, Amigo Room at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs… it’s really hard to say what this joint is, but it looks pretty damn cool. (And sorta NSFW, unless you want your H&R department head to think you’re a damn weirdo.)

Fear is King Dude’s first release for his new Not Just Religious Music label, following up 2012’s Burning Daylight (TMT Review). Produced by Bill Rieflin, who has also worked with Ministry, Swans, and Pigface, its sonic themes include — you guessed it — fear. Plus telephones and mirrors! Those are also the themes. And to get King Dude’s take on those matters, you can see him live and in effect when he joins Ghost on a tour itinerary that asks the burning question now on so many minds, “How many damn House of Blues venues ARE there, really?” King Dude’s new album drops May 6.

Fear tracklisting:

01. Open the Door
02. Fear Is All You Know
03. Maria
04. Devil Eyes
05. Cloven Hooves (of Fear)
06. Demon Caller Number 9
07. Bloody Mirror
08. Lay Down in Bedlam
09. Bottomless Pit
10. Never Run
11. Miss September
12. Empty House
13. Watching Over You

Ghost/King Dude tour dates:

04.17.14 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre
04.18.14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
04.19.14 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
04.20.14 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant
04.22.14 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
04.23.14 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
04.25.14 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
04.26.14 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
04.27.14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda
04.28.14 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
05.01.14 - Austin, TX - Emo’s East
05.02.14 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
05.03.14 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
05.04.14 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
05.06.14 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham Theater
05.07.14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
05.09.14 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
05.10.14 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
05.11.14 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
05.12.14 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
05.14.14 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
05.15.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
05.16.14 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
05.17.14 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

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