Following their latest round of tour dates, which saw the band as a major highlight at Psycho California as well as Levitation (Austin Psych Fest), Seattle’s EARTH has scheduled several new live performances across the US for the Summer months, as the band continues to tour the planet in support of their mighty tenth album, Primitive And Deadly.
The latest round of EARTH live actions will lead off with a Pacific Northwest run of dates including Project Pabst Presents in Portland, Oregon on July 18th, a show in Olympia, Washington on the 19th, and a hometown Seattle performance on July 22nd. EARTH has also confirmed their return to the East Coast, based around their participation in Necronomicon Convention in Providence, Rhode Island on August 22nd, at the upcoming city-wide tribute to H.P. Lovecraft in the famed writer’s hometown. September will see EARTH taking part in this year’s installment of the massive Ellnora Guitar Festival in Urbana, Illinois. Additional live performances will be announced in the weeks ahead.
EARTH Live Performances:
7/18/2015 Revolution Hall – Portland, OR @ Project Pabst Presents w/ Federale [info]
7/19/2015 Obsidian – Olympia, WA w/ ManDate [info]
7/22/2015 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ ManDate
8/22/2015 Columbus Theatre – Providence, RI @ Necronomicon Convention w/ Elder [info]
9/11/2015 Ellnora Guitar Festival – Urbana, IL [info]
Primitive And Deadly is streaming at THIS LOCATION, and is available direct through the band’s official store HERE, via iTunes HERE.
EARTH released their mammoth tenth studio full-length, Primitive And Deadly, through Southern Lord Recordings in September 2014, and immediately upon is release amidst massive international touring of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe and North America, became the highest-selling EARTH album to date. The New York Times reviewed Primitive And Deadly, stating, “Now, EARTH is reconciling its two moods, rugged and contemplative, and doing something it hasn’t done since 1996: hire vocalists. Mark Lanegan, once of the Seattle band Screaming Trees, appears on a few tracks, sounding like dread and survival and the white blues; when he sings, you almost feel a crust forming. But the clear-voiced Rabia Shaheen Qazi, of the younger Seattle band Rose Windows, suggests something fresher on ‘From the Zodiacal Light,’ a long song at the record’s tasty heart, essentially a series of long approaches to beautiful choruses, with dark words and uplifting chord changes.” Pitchfork’s grand critique of the album offers, “This is the closest Carlson has ever been to leading a rock band, to fully offloading his exceptional sense of control into a systemic and thorough whole… This might be the beginning of a new EARTH.” The band hit Europe on a massive five-week tour from late January through the end of February, and now continues to tour on Primitive And Deadly in the second half of the year.