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Big Black Delta Summer Tour

June 10, 2013 by Steph

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If you haven’t seen Big Black Delta live, I say to you this: YOU. ARE. INSANE. Why the F&$# not!? But in all seriousness, Jonathan Bates and his dual drumming ladies put on one of the best live shows I’ve seen, which can only be improved in majesty by the venue (it’s a little hard to put on a great light show in a club that only holds 300). The amount of energy, throbbing, and raw sexual tension that emits from the stage during a Big Black Delta show could be bottled and sold for a pretty penny. To describe the music would be to limit its potential and that would be criminal–suffice it to say that Bates was the driving force behind alt rock band Mellowdrone and he has since been heavily involved in M83 and worked with White Sea, but that this creative venture pushes the boundaries of the extremes of each.

To those of you who have yet come within range of this tour de force, you are in luck! BBD is making the rounds this summer with a tour across US, Canada, and the UK (dates below). Their self-titled album is out now on Master of Bates Records. (hehe)

 

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Big Black Delta — 2013 Live Dates 
6/10 – Denver, CO – Larimier Lounge
6/12 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
6/13 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
6/14 – Toronto, Canada – NXNE (The Garrison)
6/15 – Toronto, Canada – NXNE (Young Dundas Sq)
6/16 – Montreal, Canada – Le Belmont
6/18 – Washington DC – Rock and Roll
6/19 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
6/20 – Boston, MA – Church Restaurant and Music Club
6/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
6/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
7/19 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
7/20 – Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Music Festival
7/26 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
7/27 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
8/23 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
8/24 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival