Today Night Beats are excited to announce a West Coast tour in February and March of 2017 alongside TEMPLES, Deap Vally, Froth and JJUUJJUU. Dubbed the “Desert Daze Caravan Tour”, it will kick off in San Francisco on February 22 and run through March 17. Tickets are on sale now.
The band’s new album Who Sold My Generation was recorded on old two-inch tape in Echo Park, Los Angeles at the home of producer Nic Jodoin and features co-production and guest bass playing from Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Named as a tribute to Sam Cooke’s classic album, Night Beats began as a two-piece in 2009 after both Danny Lee Blackwell and James Traeger moved from Texas to Seattle, Washington and were soon picked up by Chicago’s Trouble in Mind Records (Ty Segall, Fresh and Onlys, Hex Dispensers) who released their debut album. Cult US West Coast label Burger Records were also on hand, releasing Night Beats first two albums via cassette. Having been fans of both records, and having caught their set at the Shipping Forecast in Liverpool last year, Heavenly Recordings signed the band in the summer of 2015.
Night Beats are: Danny Lee Blackwell (guitar / vocals), Jakob Bowden (bass) & James Traeger (drums).
2/22/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel*
2/24/17 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
2/25/17 – Seattle, WA – Neumos*
2/26/17 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre*
2/28/17 – Felton, CA – Don Quixote’s Music Hall*
3/1/17 – Nevada City, CA – Miner’s Foundry Cultural Center*
3/2/17 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House Concert Hall*
3/3/17 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace*
3/4/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater*
3/5/17 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up*
3/10/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Neon Reverb Festival*
3/11/17 – Phoenix, AZ – VIVA PHX – Downtown Phoenix*
3/17/17 – Dallas,TX – Not So Fun Weekend @ Trees*
*w/ Temples, Deap Vally, Froth and JJUUJJUU