Black Lips

From18 July 2019to18 November 2019

Black Lips

The Black Lips is a garage rock from Atlanta, Georgia which currently consists of Cole Alexander, Jared Swilley, Jack Hines and Joe Bradley.

The roots of the band’s formation are traced Dunwoody, Georgia and guitarist Cole Alexander and bassist Jared Swilley, they had both worked on other musical projects before settling on Black Lips and progressing as a band from there on. Their debut single ‘Ain’t Coming Back’ was released in 2002 and with a selection of material the band were set to embark on a tour in December. However just a couple of days before it was due to start, guitarist Ben Eberbaugh was involved in a fatal car accident with a drunk driver. The band decided to carry on as a group partly as a legacy to Eberbaugh.

‘Black Lips!’, the debut album was released through Bomp! Records in 2003. The album was a small tribute to their guitarist and friend and was a moderate critical success. The second studio album was titled ‘We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers Grow’ and was released in 2004 yet it wasn’t for another few years that the band began to be noticed by the likes of Spin and Rolling Stone. The New York Times covered their impressive live show dedication at the 2007 South By South West festival where the band played a mighty twelve shows over just three days.

They continued to record and release albums through Vice Records, achieving their first appearance on the US Billboard charts in 2014 with ‘Underneath The Rainbow’. Black Lips have become a cult phenomena due to the intensity of their live shows which are known to include vomit, urination and nudity. They pride themselves on their punk mentality with many of their shows ending in huge stage invasions.

Thursday 18 July 2019 – Sunday 21 July 2019
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FIB – Festival Internacional de Benicàssim 2019
Festival Internacional de Benicassim (FIB), Benicassim, Spain

Friday 19 July 2019 – Saturday 20 July 2019
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Hori Smoku Summer Boogaloo 2019
Ääniwalli, Helsinki, Finland

Saturday 27 July 2019
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Festival Forma, Moscow, Russian Federation

Saturday 28 September 2019
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Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI, US

Friday 08 November 2019
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EartH (Hackney Arts Centre), London, UK

Saturday 09 November 2019
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The White Hotel, Salford, UK

Sunday 10 November 2019
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Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK

Tuesday 12 November 2019
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Stereo, Glasgow, UK

Wednesday 13 November 2019
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Arts Club Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Thursday 14 November 2019
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The Fleece, Bristol, UK

Saturday 16 November 2019
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with Deerhunter
Technikum, Munich, Germany

Saturday 16 November 2019 – Sunday 17 November 2019
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SynästhesieFestival 2019
Berlin, Germany

Monday 18 November 2019
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Molotow, Hamburg, Germany

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