You’d think only a certain type of person could handle a Black Lips show, but from the number of dates listed thus far for the Atlanta-based band’s upcoming U.S. tour, there is a vast body of people who find the band’s relentless energy and unparalleled stage antics (which, to date, include stage diving, throwing beer at one another, nudity, and fireworks) inspiring.

If you aren’t familiar with the band’s live shows, now is the time to hop on the bandwagon. 2007 has proven a milestone year for the four-piece, with two successful albums for Vice Records and TV appearances, not to mention the honor of giving rock music a much-needed kick in the ass and making it interesting again.

Stay tuned for news on the band’s other venture, when they begin production for Let it Be, a film in which the boys play a fictitious DIY band.

Photo by Daniel Arnold.

Tour Dates
02/01 Denver, CO: Bluebird
02/04 Seattle, WA: Neumos
02/05 Portland, OR: Dantes
02/06 Eugene, OR: Wow Hall
02/08 San Francisco, CA: Great American Music Hall
02/09 Pomona, CA: Glasshouse
02/10 Costa Mesa, CA: Detroit Bar
02/13 San Diego, CA: Casbah
02/14 Los Angeles, CA: El Rey
02/22 New Orleans, LA: One Eyed Jacks
02/23 Austin, TX: Emos Outside
02/24 Dallas, TX: The Loft
02/25 Lawrence, KS: Bottleneck
02/26 Omaha, NE: Waiting Room
02/28 Minneapolis, MN: 7th Street Entry
02/29 Madison, WI: Memorial Union @ University of Wisconsin
03/01 Chicago, IL: Logan Square
03/02 Milwaukee, WI: Turner Hall
03/04 Columbus, OH: The Basement
03/05 Oberlin, OH: Club Dionysus
03/06 Detroit, MI: Magic Stick
03/07 Pittsburgh, PA: Mr Smalls
03/08 Buffalo, NY: Mohawk Place
03/10 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
03/11 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/13 Cambridge, MA: Middle East
03/14 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brendas
03/15 Washington, DC: Black Cat
03/16 Chapel Hill, NC: Local 506
03/20 Nashville, TN: Mercy Lounge
03/21 Memphis, TN: Hi Tone
03/22 Atlanta, GA: The Earl