Lightning Bolt reward Americans for their unique brand of masochism, announce tour

Lightning Bolt reward Americans for their unique brand of masochism, announce tour
The Providence duo are available for face-melting appointments around the East Coast and Midwest this winter.

It feels like it was only the day-before-yesterday when the Brians (Gibson and Chippendale) known as Lightning Bolt unleashed 2015’s Fantasy Empire on the world. But we can probably chalk-up this peculiar time-dilation phenomenon to the inevitable effect that those releases have on our internal biology. To wit: the reason every Lightning Bolt album feels like a current and landmark event is because your red blood cells, white blood cells, green blood cells, and other types of cells are all meandering through your blood stream and fucking headbanging fiercely while simultaneously carefully trying to avoid the pit in which other cells are enmeshed…perpetually! (Full disclosure: I’m not a biologist, but think twice the next time you blame Mexican food for your stomach ache.)

Speaking of biology, Lightning Bolt have their activity as a band down to a science; every few years they tour and release an album, and now they’ve just announced a new American tour, which begins in New York next month. Sooooo…just sayin: check out the dates below, and don’t say TMT predicted a new Lightning Bolt album this year. “Don’t” — unless they do release one.

Face-melting dates:

02.20.18 - New York, NY - AMC Empire 25
02.21.18 - New York, NY - Elsewhere
03.22.18 - Washington, DC - DC9
03.23.18 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
03.24.18 - Raleigh, NC - Kings
03.23-25.18 - Knoxville, TN - Big Ears Festival
03.26.18 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
03.27.18 - Detroit, MI - El Club
03.28.18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
03.29.18 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
03.30.18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
03.31.18 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04.01.18 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair

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