King Khan & the Shrines have announced tour dates in support of Idle No More, their Merge debut.
They have also shared the album's opening track, "Born to Die" today via Stereogum.
Often called the “wildest show on earth” and simply one of the most entertaining groups the world has seen and heard since the days of Ike + Tina, King Khan & The Shrines are bringing their psychedelic soul and spectacle of a stage show to a city near you in support of new album, Idle No More, out September 3rd. Imagine Roky Erickson backed by the Sun Ra Arkestra or Wilson Pickett and The Velvet Underground, or picture the love child of Anubis and Kali, and you’ll merely have a hint of the cult musical phenomenon that is King Khan & The Shrines.
Idle No More is full of sweat-drenched, ass shaking, groovy, psyched-out numbers, complete with rip roaring horn lines, southern fried guitar riffs and lysergic melodies. With songs about the state of the world we live in today and named after an indigenous-rights movement, it’s probably the most refined piece of music King Khan & The Shrines have made to date.
Listen & share to the album’s opening track “Born to Die,” which King Khan says is “an apocalyptic ode to the heinous war machine that to this day ruins our lives.” Serious subject matter, oftentimes uplifting, lays within the soul-infused rock and velvety pop that is Idle No More.
Pre-order Idle No More now on CD or LP in the Merge store.
King Khan & the Shrines on tour:
Aug 28 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Exit 07
Aug 29 Haarlem, Neterlands Dutch Garage Rock Explosion @ Patronaat
Aug 30 Salisbury, UK End of the Road Festival
Sep 01 London, UK XOYO
Sep 04 Paris, FR Trabendo
Sep 05 Brussels, Belgium Magasin 4
Sep 06 Vlieland, Netherlands Great Wide Open Festival
Oct 11 San Diego, CA Casbah
Oct 12 Los Angeles, CA Culture Collide Festival
Oct 13 San Francisco, CA Slims
Oct 14 Portland, OR Dantes
Oct 15 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 16 Seattle, WA Neumos
Oct 17 Boise, ID Neurolux
Oct 18 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Oct 19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Oct 20 Kansas City, KS The Record Bar
Oct 21 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
Oct 22 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Oct 23 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Oct 24 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
Oct 25 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Oct 26 Toronto, ON Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 27 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
Oct 29 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Oct 30 New York, NY Webster Hall
Oct 31 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Nov 1 Washington, DC Black Cat
Nov 2 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
Nov 4 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
Nov 5 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
Nov 6 New Orleans, LA Siberia
Nov 12 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
Nov 13 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom