La Luz tour the universe, release new album Weirdo Shrine

La Luz tour the universe, release new album Weirdo Shrine

Your tour’s so big, you get in a red van and people yell “Hey Kool-Aid man!” Your tour’s so big, I had to take a train and two buses just to get on its good side. Your tour’s so — Oh, you’ve never heard a “your tour’s so big” joke before? Is it possibly because they don’t really work, and are kinda lame? Noooo, of course notttttttt. It’s because you’ve never seen a tour as big as La Luz’s upcoming North American/European tour and therefore never got a dose of the proper inspiration!

So, why exactly is this tour so big? Well, La Luz have a new album, Weirdo Shrine, coming out August 7 on CD/LP/digital download. The surf-rock noir group holed up in a surf shop in San Dimas, California where they recorded the new album with producer/engineer Ty Segall before giving an “ugly” high school girl a makeover and then falling in love with her to the jeers of their jock friends when they saw how truly beautiful she was both inside and out. You can’t make this stuff up, folks. (OK, the second half is made up; the surf shop with Ty Segall is alllll real and allllll super SoCal-y.) Surf on, dudes!

Tour dates and tracklisting below.

07.17.15 - Carnation, WA - Timber! Outdoor Music Fesival*
07.18.15 - Seattle, WA - West Seattle Music Festival
08.07.15 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
08.08.15 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
08.09.15 - Reno, NV - The Holland Project ^
08.10.15 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop ^
08.11.15 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo ^
08.13.15 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar $
08.14.15 - El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace $
08.15.15 - Austin, TX - Mohawk Inside $
08.16.15 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia $
08.17.15 - Tallahassee, FL - The Liberty Bar $%
08.18.15 - Miami, FL - Gramps Bar $
08.19.15 - Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar #
08.20.15 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge #
08.21.15 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
08.22.15 - Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox #
08.23.15 - Asheville, NC - Ben’s Tune Up
08.24.15 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade #
08.26.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Black Box in Underground Arts =
08.29.15 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
08.31.15 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz P.D.B. = &
09.01.15- Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall =
09.02.15 - Cleveland, OH - Euclid Tavern &
09.03.15 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory ?
09.04.15 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme ?
09.05.15 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle ?
09.06.15 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club $
09.07.15 - Minneapolis, MN - The Entry $
09.08.15 - Omaha, NE - O’leavers $
09.09.15 - Engelwood, CO - Moe’s Original $
09.10.15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge $
09.11.15 - Boise, ID - Neurolux $
09.18.15 - Tilburg, NL - Incubate Fesival
09.20.15 - Haldern, DE - Haldern Pop Bar
09.21.15 - Hamburg, DE - Aalhaus
09.22.15 - Lund, SE - Mejeriet
09.23.15 - Stockholm, SE - Geronimos FGT
09.24.15 - Oslo, NO - Cafe Mono
09.25.15 - Copenhagen, DK - Stengade
09.26.15 - Berlin, DE - Berlin Independent Night
09.28.15 - Prague, CZ - Klub 007
09.29.15 - Vienna, AT - Rhiz
09.30.15 - Schorndorf, DE - Manufaktur
10.01.15 - Freiburg, DE - Swamp
10.02.15 - Brescia, IT - Lio Bar
10.03.15 - Bologna, IT - Covo Club
10.07.15 - Lyon, FR - Sonic
10.08.15 - Montpellier, FR - Les Internationales de la Guitares
10.09.15 - Barcelona, ES - La [2] De Nitsa
10.11.15 - Lisbon, PT - Casa Independente
10.13.15 - Bilbao, ES - Kafe Antzokia
10.16.15 - Brighton, UK - Bleach
10.17.15 - Manchester, UK - The Eagle Inn
10.19.15 - Glasgow, UK - The Hug & Pint
10.20.15 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
10.21.15 - Cardiff, UK - Four Bars at Dempseys
10.22.15 - London, UK - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
10.23.15 - Brussels, BE - Madame Moustache
10.24.15 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso

* Tacocat, The Dead Milkmen, more
^ Cool Ghouls
$ Will Sprott
% Wild Creatures
# Boytoy
= Scully
? Today’s Hits
& Michael Rault

Tracklisting:
01. Sleep Till They Die
02. You Disappear
03. With Davey
04. Don’t Wanna Be Anywhere
05. I Can’t Speak
06. Hey Papi
07. I Wanna Be Alone (With You)
08. I’ll Be True
09. Black Hole, Weirdo Shrine
10. Oranges
11. True Love Knows

• La Luz: https://laluz.bandcamp.com

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