SUNN O))) Announces West Coast US September Tour Dates; Life Metal Out Now On Southern Lord

[photo by A.F. Cortes]

SUNN O))) appears to have found new ways into the mystic” Chicago Tribune

“…an experience in sound, as frequencies rock and tremble your skin and inner organs” Consequence Of Sound

Following the release of their universally acclaimed Life Metal LP and the first leg of their US tour last April, SUNN O))) is pleased to announce a West Coast tour in support of the album. This September, SUNN O))) will canvas the West Coast, featuring performances in Dallas, Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and more, marking their first dates out west on the Life Metal album cycle. Dates and details can be found below, with more info to surface soon.

SUNN O))) released Life Metal, their first new album in four years, last April as part of Record Store Day via Southern Lord. The Steve Albini-engineered album debuted on Billboard’s Emerging Artists at #17, Billboard’s Top Album Sales at #25, in Billboard’s top 25 Hard Rock Albums, and received the Best New Music accolade from Pitchfork, and much more.

SUNN O))) will play select festival shows in Europe this July, before returning to US soil for the second leg of their Let There Be Drone: Multiple Gains Stages tour. SUNN O))) will then head back to Europe and the UK this October.

Life Metal can now be purchased via the SUNN O))), Southern Lord, and Southern Lord Europe stores.

SUNN O))) Tour Dates:
Summer European Shows:
7/30/2019 Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, DE [tickets] #
7/31/2019 Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, DE [tickets] #
8/01/2019 Dekmantel Festival – Amsterdam, NL
US West Coast
9/01/2019 Granada – Dallas, TX [tickets] *
9/02/2019 Emo’s – Austin, TX [tickets] *
9/04/2019 The Gothic – Denver, CO [tickets] *
9/08/2019 Mayan – Los Angeles, CA [tickets] *
9/09/2019 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA [tickets] *
9/11/2019 The Showbox – Seattle, WA [tickets] ^
9/12/2019 Revolution Hall – Portland, OR [tickets] ^
Europe + UK Tour:
10/07/2019 Backstage – Munich, DE [tickets] %
10/08/2019 HfG / ZKM – Karlsruhe, DE [tickets] %
10/09/2019 Kaserne Basel – Basel, CH [tickets] %
10/10/2019 Felsenkeller – Leipzig, DE [tickets] %
10/13/2019 Kablys + Kultura – Vilnius, LT [tickets] %
10/14/2019 Vene Teater – Tallinn, EE [tickets] %
10/15/2019 Kulttuuritalo – Helsinki, FI [tickets] %
10/17/2019 Kraken Sthlm – Stockholm, SE [tickets]
10/18/2018 Kulturkirchen Jakob – Oslo, NO [tickets]
10/19/2019 BLA – Oslo, NO (exclusive duo performance) [tickets]
10/21/2019 Koncerthuset – Copenhagen, DK [tickets]
10/22/2019 Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL [tickets]
10/24/2019 SWX – Bristol, UK [tickets]
10/25/2019 QMU – Glasgow, UK [tickets]
10/26/2019 The Crossing – Birmingham, UK [tickets]
10/27/2019 Albert Hall – Manchester, UK [tickets]
10/28/2019 Roundhouse – London, UK [tickets]
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* w/ Papa M, Big|Brave
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% w/ Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem

SUNN O))) co-founders Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson set out on a path toward a new album production for Life Metal. Following pre-production sessions as a trio with T.O.S. on Moog at Dave Grohl’s 606 Studios in Northridge, California, in July 2018, SUNN O))) spent just over two weeks in Chicago at Electrical Audio (Studio A) with Albini at the helm. The album was mastered and the lacquers cut from tape in October by SUNN O))) ally Matt Colton at Alchemy in London. The LP version is a AAA album, recorded and mixed on tape via a completely analogue production, from the input of the band’s amplifiers and the air coming off the speakers in front of the microphones to needle touching the pressed vinyl on your turntable.

Life Metal features guest contributions from composer/musician/vocalist Hildur Guðnadóttir, longtime friend Tim Midyett (Silkworm, Bottomless Pit, Mint Mile), composer Anthony Pateras, and more. The album is wrapped in amazing, Renaissance style paintings by visual artist Samantha Keely Smith, and bold, imaginative photography from Ronald Dick.