Redd Kross Announces Select North American Tour Dates “Researching The Blues” Due On Merge August 7, 2012

Redd Kross Announces Select North American Tour Dates Researching The Blues Due On Merge August 7, 2012

Fresh off the announcement of their first album in 15 years, Redd Kross is happy to announce a select run of North American tour dates. Starting with the band’s headlining appearance at New York’s CBGB Festival on July 6th at The Music Hall of Williamsburg, the band will be performing a series dates across the country, including
FYF Fest in Los Angeles and MFNW in Portland.

The tour is in advance of the band’s upcoming release of Researching The Blues out August 7th via Merge.Researching the Blues features 10 new songs clocking in at just under 32 minutes. With songs written by Jeff and produced and mixed by Steven, the album is by far the band’s favorite record. Steve says, “It has the most singular artistic vision of any record we’ve done. It’s just 10 really fucking awesome songs that have the ability to move you in many different ways.”

Founded 34 years ago in Los Angeles during the first wave of LA punk rock by brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald (then respectively 15 and 11 years old), Redd Kross cut their teeth opening for Black Flag at a middle school graduation party. Their debut recordings caught the attention of Rodney Bingenheimer, who quickly became a fan as he spun their Ramones-inspired songs like “Annette’s Got The Hits” and “I Hate My School” on the world-famous KROQ.

In 2006, Jeff and Steven announced their reunion with the “classic Neurotica” line-up, joined once again by guitarist Robert Hecker (IT’S OK) and drummer Roy McDonald (The Muffs). Redd Kross have been playing to enthusiastic audiences at sold-out select shows and festivals such as the Azkena Festival; Coachella; The HooDoo Gurus’ Invitational, “Dig It Up”; All Tomorrow’s Parties; and Pop Montréal. More Redd Kross tour dates
to come this year!

07/06: Brooklyn, NY @ CBGB Festival @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/07: Portland, OR @ Smashed Block Party
08/07: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
09/01: Los Angeles CA @ FYFest
09/06: Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
09/07: Seattle WA @ Chop Suey (free Sailor Jerry show)
09/08: Portland OR @ MusicfestNW (Wonder Ballroom)
09/23: Pensacola FL @ Deluna Festival
Track List:

1. Researching the Blues
2. Stay Away From Downtown
3. Uglier
4. Dracula’s Daughters
5. Meet Frankenstein
6. On of the Good Ones
7. The Nu Temptations
8. Choose to Play
9. Winter Blues
10. Hazel Eyes
Redd Kross is:
Jeff McDonald – Vocals, Guitars
Steven McDonald – Bass, Vocals
Roy McDonald – Drums
Robert Hecker – Guitars

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