GOATSNAKE And PELICAN Confirm Midwest December Tour Dates

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Southern California’s raging doom quartet, GOATSNAKE, will join up with atmospheric post-rock artisans and Southern Lord labelmates, PELICAN, for a run of tour dates through the Midwest US together this December, marking GOATSNAKE‘s first time performing in the region.

The GOATSNAKE and PELICAN tour festivities will begin in Indianapolis on December 12th, the show also featuring Bongripper and more. Post-show, an afterparty has been scheduled to take place at the local Kuma’s Corner spot, where the bands’ prior special burgers will be made available as a trio of miniatures, the event also featuring DJ Sets by Greg Anderson of GOATSNAKE and Dustin Boltjes of Skeletonwitch. The next show takes place on December 13th in Columbus, followed by Ferndale on the 14th and Chicago for the final show on the 15th with Cloakroom and Canadian Rifle.

12/12/2015 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN w/ Bongripper, Rlyeh, Sacred Leather [info]
12/13/2015 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH [info]
12/14/2015 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI [info]
12/15/2015 ThaliaHall – Chicago, IL w/ Cloakroom, Canadian Rifle [info]

A full list of confirmed tour dates for both bands is listed below.

The tour announcement comes as GOATSNAKE continues to hammer fans on the Southern Load West Coast Tour with Black Breath, Battalion Of Saints and Obliterations, the final three shows taking place tonight in Santa Cruz and then Saturday and Sunday in Seattle and Portland, respectively. They will also return to Europe for a one-off performance at Desertfest in Antwerp, Belgium on October 11th, joining Bongzilla, Ufomammut, Orange Goblin, labelmates Earth and more. Upon returning to the US, GOATSNAKE will raid the East Coast for three nights, which, outside of their set at Maryland Deathfest, will be the band’s first run of East Coast shows. October 13th, 14th and 15th will see the band headlining Philadelphia, Washington DC and Brooklyn, with support from labelmates YDI and Big|Brave. And November sees the band back in Europe at the 2015 SUNN O)))-curated installment of Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands.

GOATSNAKE continues to support their lauded Black Age Blues LP, released in June. Featuring guest contributions from David Pajo (Slint, Aerial M, Papa M) and soul vocal trio Dem Preacher’s Daughters and more, the LP was recorded and mixed at Rock Falcon Franklin, Tennessee by Nick Raskulinecz (Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon, Rush) and mastered by Brian Big Bass Gardner (N.W.A., Stevie Wonder, Parliament). Ending a fifteen-year gap in full-length releases, the unstoppably entertaining album not only shows the band musically exploring new turf, it’s becoming the most triumphant album of GOATSNAKE‘s career. Stream and purchase Black Age Blues at THIS LOCATION.

In addition to the newly announced December dates, PELICAN has several other shows booked as well. The band will take their sonic exploration to fans with a one-off show in Madison on October 25th, performing with Zebras and Jon Mueller. Just days after the tour dates with GOATSNAKE, the band will cross to Europe for one confirmed performance at Scorched Tundra Festival V in Gothenburg, Sweden on December 18th as a main headliner, the fest also featuring Kongh, Salem’s Pot, Anti-Ritual and others, as well as the prior day’s headlining act, Southern Lord labelmates Martyrdöd.

PELICAN‘s most recent release, The Cliff EP was released in February, featuring new track as well as four remixes of “The Cliff” from the band’s What We All Come To Need Southern Lord LP, including remakes by Justin Broadrick (of Godflesh, Jesu), Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer of ISIS/Palms, and, for only the second time in their fourteen year career, vocals. Allen Epley (Shiner, The Life and Times) once again returns to the band’s fold to transform, in a complementary manner, the concept and overall outcome of what we have come to know as PELICAN. Stream The Cliff and purchase it at THIS LOCATION.

9/24/2015 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Black Breath, Battalion Of Saints, Obliterations [info]
9/26/2015 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Black Breath, Battalion Of Saints, Obliterations [info]
9/27/2015 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR w/ Black Breath, Battalion Of Saints, Obliterations [info]
10/11/2015 TRIX – Antwerp, BE @ Desertfest [info]
10/13/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ YDI, Big|Brave [info]
10/14/2015 Black Cat – Washington, DC w/ YDI, Big|Brave [info]
10/15/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ YDI, Big|Brave [info]
11/19-22/2015 Le Guess Who? Festival – Utrecht, NL [info]
12/12/2015 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN w/ Pelican, Bongripper, Rlyeh, Sacred Leather [info]
12/13/2015 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Pelican [info]
12/14/2015 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI w/ Pelican [info]
12/15/2015 ThaliaHall – Chicago, IL w/ Pelican, Cloakroom, Canadian Rifle [info]

PELICAN Tour Dates:
10/25/2015 High Noon – Madison, WI w/ Zebras, Jon Mueller
12/12/2015 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN w/ Goatsnake, Bongripper, Rlyeh, Sacred Leather [info]
12/13/2015 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Goatsnake [info]
12/14/2015 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI w/ Goatsnake [info]
12/15/2015 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Goatsnake, Cloakroom, Canadian Rifle [info]
12/18/2015 Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, SE @ Scorched Tundra Festival [info]