Never a band to do anything half-hearted, Black Lips will rush into 2009 with a brand-new album and a ridiculously large set of tour dates. The new full-length, 200 Million Thousand (even the title is a bit larger-than-life), is said to be 14 more tracks of straightforward garage rock, packed with guitar riffs that lend themselves to the onstage antics these guys are known for the world over.

The official tour kicks off March 4 in Carrboro, North Carolina. The band has a couple dates in the South planned prior to that, and presumably some West Coast dates to be announced soon. In the meantime, the new album will be released February 24 on Vice.

02/26 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
02/27 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
03/04 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
03/05 Washington, DC – Black Cat
03/06 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
03/07 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
03/09 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03/10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/12 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
03/13 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
03/14 Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium
03/15 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
03/16 St. Paul, MN -Turf Club
03/17 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
03/18 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
03/20 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/21 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/23 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
03/25 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
03/26 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
03/27 MIami, FL – Churchill’s
03/28 Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
03/29 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
03/30 Orlando, FL – The Social

Photo by Daniel Arnold.