Bad Books are excited to announce new tour dates for 2013 in support of their recently released sophomore album II. A collaboration between Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra, Bad Books drew praise for the latest record with Paste Magazine writing that “on II, Bad Books have proven that they are more than Manchester Orchestra with Kevin Devine or vice versa,” going on to say that they “play off their strengths,” and that “all of us reap the benefit.” Rolling Stone noted that “the band maintains a unique sound, but the musicians have become more willing to stray from their comfort zones,” and praise experimental nature of the “melodic-schizophrenia” that ensues. Upcoming tour dates below.
Watch the video for the single “Forest Whitaker” here.
Presale is going on now at http://badbooks.ducatking.com, general On Sale Thursday, December 20th at 12pm local time
II was recorded at Favorite Gentlemen Studios in Atlanta, GA and was produced by Devine, Manchester Orchestra’s lead singer Andy Hull, and Bad Books/Manchester Orchestra guitarist Robert McDowell. Rob Schnapf, well known for his work on Elliott Smith’s seminal recordings XO and Either/Or, leant his talent to mixing the album.
Tour Dates Below
Upcoming Tour Dates:
* = The Front Bottoms, Weatherbox
13 – Newport, KY – Thompson House*
14 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean*
15 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room*
16 – Columbus, OH – The Basement*
17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s theatre*
19 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
20 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
21 – Philadelphia, PA – World CafÃ© Live*
22 – Towson, MD – The Recher Theatre*
23 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*
24 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern*
GHOST decreed they will perform a concert this Saturday, December 15th, 2012 in their hometown of LinkÃ¶ping, Sweden at Cupolen. Limited tickets are still available HERE. Also this Saturday for those seeking redemption, Papa will bestow a special offering to those who sign up with their email addresses beginning at 10PM Local Time CET. Sign up here.
GHOST is also putting the finishing touches on their next studio album due out in 2013 on Loma Vista Recordings. Papa and his Nameless Ghouls have summoned Nashville-based GrammyÂ®Award-winning Nick Raskulinecz (Death Angel, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Rush) to produce this offering.
Hailing from LinkÃ¶ping, Sweden, GHOST formed in in 2008. They released their heralded debut album, Opus Eponymous, on October 18, 2011. UK’s Metal Hammer praised the album saying it was “an arcane occult feast,” while this side of the pond Decibel Magazine hailed they “compel on pretty much every sensory level,” and the Village Voice proclaimed “GHOST is Swedish, heavy, and tasked with slicing your soul to bits–or at least your ears.” In 2011, GHOST performed at the annual Download Festival in the United Kingdom. The band’s fanbase began to swell and not long after added some of Hard Rock’s finest to this group. Additionally that year, GHOST took part in the Defenders of Faith III tour with Trivium, In Flames and Rise to Remain. In early 2012, they embarked on their first tour of the United States and later that year shared the stage with Mastodon and Opeth on their Heritage Hunter Tour in North America. That summer the band was invited by Metallica’s James Hetfield to perform on the mainstage of Metallica’s first annual Orion Music + More festival. Ghost will appear at the 2013 Soundwave Festival throughout Australia February 23rd – March 4th.
We were teased with a Nirvana “reunion” tonight with Paul McCartney. Thankfully, we didn’t hear Sir Paul attempt to channel Kurt Cobain on “Pennyroyal Tea” or “Lounge Act.” Watch him perform the new song “Cut Me Some Slack” with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear and make a donation to the Hurricane Sandy relief fund at 121212concert.org