Strokes singer Julian Casablancas sets out on the first tour with his new band Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, while promoting their debut album 'Tyranny'.
With a full North American tour on the way this Fall and their debut album 'Tyranny' coming very soon, The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas' new band Julian Casablancas + The Voidz are looking at a busy few months ahead.
'Tyranny' is the first release from Casablancas' new band
The new release will be out on Casablancas' own label Cult Records, which he set up back in 2009 for his solo debut 'Phrazes for the Young' and which has since signed the likes of Har Mar Superstar, Karen O, Albert Hammond Jr., and Cerebral Ballzy. Featuring Casablancas on vocals, Jeramy Gritter and Amir Yaghmai on guitar, Jeff Kite on keyboards, Jake Bercovici on bass and Alex Carapetis on drums, the band have been recording since their 2013 formation releasing the acclaimed single 'Human Sadness' earlier this year and a Gritter directed video for the song 'Where No Eagles Fly'.
''Tyranny' has come in many forms throughout history', says Casablancas while discussing the meaning behind his latest venture. 'Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king; whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause.' Produced by Shawn Everett (of Weezer's 2010 release 'Hurley'), the album will be available on cassette and vinyl for all the old-school lovers, as well as the usual digital and CD.Adding a unique spin on their promotional journey for 'Tyranny', Julian Casablancas + The Voidz have also made available a limited edition lighter sleeve which can be bought in three colours and contains a built-in USB flash drive with the full album.
More exciting news from the six-piece comes with the announcement of a full US and Canada tour spanning October and November 2014 (so far) over North America's major cities; a venture which Casablancas has described as an 'American tour to melt peoples' faces off'. All confirmed dates are below with many more yet to be announced.
'Tyranny' will be released in the US and Canada on September 23rd 2014 (September 26th in Australia and October 13th in the UK and Europe).
October 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
October 17 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
October 18 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
October 20 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
October 21 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
October 22 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
October 25 - Tampa, FL - Coral Skies Fest
October 26 - West Palm, FL - Coral Skies Fest
October 28 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
October 30 - Austin, TX - Emo's
October 31 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
November 1 - Dallas, TX - Chive Fest at South Fork Ranch
November 5 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
November 6 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre
November 9 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Center
November 11 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
November 12 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
November 13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
November 17 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
November 18 - Chicago, IL - The Vic
November 19 - Detroit, MI - The Vic
November 21 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
November 22 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Corona Virgin Mobile
November 25 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
November 26 - Boston, MA - House of Blues