Nothing quite beats seeing Bad Dudes share the stage alongside bands like HEALTH and The Mai Shi at The Smell, but those East of the Mississippi will nonetheless get a chance to witness the L.A.-based spazz rockers performing tracks off their forthcoming Eat Drugs release in the live setting, beginning this week. A follow up to their 2006 self-titled debut, the new album is a strange mix of psychedelic choruses, synth-punk riffs, and shades of classic rock. For further evidence, check their new, free track, available now at RCRD LBL.

04/18 Los Angeles, CA: Pehrspace
04/19 Claremont, CA: Kohoutek Festival
04/20 Las Cruces, NM: Radshack
04/21 Austin, TX: Mohawk
04/22 Lafayette LA: House party!
04/23 New Orleans, LA: Circle Bar
04/24 Atlanta, GA:Drunken Unicorn
04/25 Athens, GA: Caledonia Lounge
04/26 Charlotte, NC: Ritter House
04/27 Greenville, SC: Spazzatorium
04/28 Philadephia, PA: DangerDanger Gallery
04/29 Baltimore, MD: Talking Head
04/30 Brooklyn, NY: Death by Audio
05/01 Brooklyn, NY: Union Docs
05/02 Columbus, OH: Carabar
05/03 Chicago, IL: Ronny’s Bar
05/04 St. Louis, MO: Lemp Arts Center
05/05 Hot Springs, AR: The Exchange
05/06 Oklahoma City, OK: Sauced

Photo by Cari Veach.