UNSANE Announces North American Tour Dates With Child Bite, Weedeater, Zeke, Wrong, And More, Plus European Tour; Sterilize LP Out Now On Southern Lord

[photo by Dan Joeright]

New York City noise rock kingpins UNSANE have announced summer tours of the North American and European continents. The trio is still out there supporting their crushing eighth studio full-length album, Sterilize, which was released through Southern Lord in September.

The new tour dates see the long-running UNSANE crew touring around the country through most of July with a variety of other acts. An Eastern/Midwestern run from July 10th through 18th sees them supported by Child Bite, which includes a Rocks Off Concert Cruise in New York City harbor. From there they hit Texas with Weedeater, Zeke, and Sierra on July 19th, 20th, and 21st, the last of which sees the bands joined by L7, The Spits, Dixie Witch, and many more. The final stretch of the tour will see UNSANE supported by Wrong, winding from the Gulf States and up the East Coast from July 22nd through 29th.

After the US tour, UNSANE heads back to Europe for two weeks of touring. From August 4th through 17th the band will play through Poland, Finland, Netherland, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, and Switzerland, including multiple festival performances.

See the full confirmed UNSANE tour routing below.

Stream UNSANE’s entire Sterilize now at THIS LOCATION.

Sterilize is available now through Southern Lord on CD, LP, and digital formats; find preorders and merch at Southern Lord’s webshop HERE.

UNSANE Tour Dates:
7/10/2018 Photo City – Rochester, NY *
7/11/2018 Rocks Off Concert Cruise – New York, NY * [info]
7/12/2018 Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA *
7/13/2018 The Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI *
7/14/2018 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL *
7/15/2018 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN *
7/16/2018 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO *
7/17/2018 Fubar – St Louis, MO *
7/19/2018 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX +
7/20/2018 Lost Well – Austin, TX +
7/21/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX w/ L7, The Spits, more +
7/22/2018 Santos – New Orleans, LA ^
7/24/2018 Crowbar – Tampa, FL ^
7/25/2018 Gramps – Miami, FL ^
7/26/2018 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL ^
7/27/2018 The Earl – Atlanta, GA ^
7/28/2018 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC ^
7/29/2018 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA ^
8/07/2018 OFF Festival – Katowice, PL
8/06/2018 Tavastia – Helsinki, FI
8/07/2018 DB’s – Utrecht, NL
8/08/2018 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE
8/09/2018 Molotow Club – Hamburg, DE
8/10/2018 Void Fest – Bad Kötzting, DE
8/11/2018 Brutal Assault Festival – Josefov, CZ
8/13/2018 Musica W Festival – Castellina Marittima, IT
8/14/2018 Spazio Polivalente – Caramagna Piemonte, IT
8/15/2018 Piscina Comunale – Monghidoro, IT
8/16/2018 Frantic Festival – Pescara, IT
8/17/2018 Rock Altitude – Le Locle, CH
* w/ Child Bite
+ w/ Weedeater, Zeke, Sierra
^ w/ Wrong

Closing a five-year gap since the 2012 release of the Alternative Tentacles-issued Wreck LP, UNSANE made a vicious return last year with Sterilize, a record that recalls the most defining elements of the band’s seminal albums, surging with their unrelenting singular sound created by guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer, bassist/vocalist Dave Curran, and drummer Vinnie Signorelli. Sterilize showcases the group sounding as dense and damaging as ever, and sees them remaining as necessary as ever, nearly three decades since they began.

Sterilize was reviewed as Bandcamp’s Album Of The Day, including, “Throughout, Dave Curran and Vincent Signorelli steamroll any rival noise-rock rhythm section into surrender. Chris Spencer’s virulent riffs add to the effect, while his growled lyrics cover a whole gamut of hopelessness: misery, delusion, corporate greed, history’s sick habit of repeating itself, running out of time, running out of breath, running ever towards oblivion.” Noisey’s feature includes that Sterilize, “continues that characteristically bloody legacy with another grisly scene front-and-center… The red splatter adorning the cover accurately matches the tone of its contents. ‘Aberration’ squeals with feedback and a meaty bassline by longtime member Dave Curran, while ‘Inclusion’ slowly grinds a steel-toed boot into the grime and viscera. For fans of the group, these ten tracks deliver the messy goods.” Exclaim! Magazine’s review boasts that Sterilize is, “an intense ride through conventional rock crafted with an ugly, chaotic sense of aggression that shows the band have no plans of ending their reign over the genre… it succeeds in solidifying UNSANE‘s rule as the kings of noise rock.”