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Showing posts with label The Mekons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Mekons. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mekons Announce New Album Deserted + New Single + Tour

Mekons Announce New Album Deserted,
Out on March 29

L-R: Dave Trumfio (bass), Susie Honeyman (violin), Jon Langford (vocals/guitar), Steve Goulding (drums), Rico Bell (accordion/vocals), Tom Greenhalgh (vocals/guitar), Lu Edmonds (saz, cumbus, oud), Sally Timms (vocals).

Photo credit: Ricky Malpas (hi-res)

Plus, Premieres Video For "Lawrence of California" and
Announces New European and U.S. Tour Dates

British folk-punk collective the Mekons will release a new album Deserted (PRE-ORDER HERE) on March 29. It is their first formal studio album since 2011's Ancient & Modern. announced the album, along with a 2019 tour spanning Europe and the United States, and the launch of a new music video for the song "Lawrence of California."

Emboldened by a sold-out tour and a surge of interest in the States after the release of the documentary Revenge of the Mekons, the Mekons retreated to the fringes of Joshua Tree National Park and popular culture to record their new album Deserted. Singer/guitarist Jon Langford said of the recording experience:

"There are deserts everywhere. We took time to ponder the vastness and the weirdness of the desert. Going to the country to get your head together is a ripe old rock cliché. We went to the desert to have our brains scoured... We went from one desert to another. A more hopeful place where we arm ourselves with spikes and endure.”

The band will tour extensively throughout April and July and all currently announced tour dates are included below. 

Deserted album artwork: hi-res

Track listing:
Lawrence of California
Harar 1883
Into the Sun
How Many Stars
In the Desert
Weimar Vending Machine
After the Rain

Tour dates:
April 2 – Newport, United Kingdom –  Le Public Space Newport (tickets)
April 3 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Brudenell Social Club (tickets)
April 4 –  Brighton, United Kingdom – Patterns (tickets)
April 5 – London, United Kingdom – 100 Club (tickets)
April 6 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Cinetol
April 7 – Berlin, Germany – Music & Frieden
April 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
April 9 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Alice
April 10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Mousonturm (tickets)
April 11 – Linz, Austria – Stwst Stadtwerkstatt
April 12 – Vienna, Austria – Chelsea (tickets)
April 13 – Reutlingen, Germany – Franz.K (tickets)
April 14 – Bad Salgau, Germany – Franziskaner (tickets)
July 14 – Chicago, IL, United States – Hideout (tickets)
July 15 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon (tickets)
July 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol Entrance Space (tickets)
July 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s (tickets)
July 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets)
July 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room (tickets)
July 23 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library (tickets)
July 24 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel (tickets)
July 25 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern (tickets)

All dates collected on the band's tour dates page.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Mekons Announce Rare, Full-Band Tour

The Mekons Announce Rare, Full-Band Tour

And, additional screenings for the documentary film Revenge of The Mekons


“The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock ‘n’ roll”
– legendary rock critic Lester Bangs


Celebrated British musical miscreants The Mekons ( announced they will tour select U.S. cities in July as a full band. The group will make stops in Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and more during the two-plus-weeks stretch.

The genre-defying collective Mekons emerged from the 1977 British punk scene, and progressed from socialist art students with no musical skills to prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. Theirs is an improbable history: a surprising and influential embrace of folk and country music, with occasional forays into the art world. The current lineup has remained intact since the mid ‘80s marked by defining releases The Mekons Rock ‘n’ Roll, Fear and Whiskey, I Love Mekons, and their most recent Ancient & Modern in 2011.

July dates for the full-band lineup can be found here:

The Hideout (SOLD OUT)
Mineral Point
Rehoboth Beach
New York

For those who can’t make any of the shows, Revenge of the Mekons, a documentary about the band, is being screened at select theaters across the U.S. For more information and to watch the theatrical trailer, click here: