Black Lips Seal Spring Run

Black Lips take to the concert superhighway come March. With The Coathangers and Natural Child appearing on select dates, the flower punk band launches the trek after appearing at .

The Black Lips’ new album, Underneath the Rainbow, was recorded at sessions held during the past year with Charles Bradley’s music director Tommy Brenneck, The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and, of course, the longtime Black Lips collaborator Ed Rawls.  Underneath The Rainbow drops March 18 on Vice.

Cover art for Underneath The Rainbow.

The band appears in Atlanta with Deerhunter March 7 and  gigs at SXSW on dates to be determined during the festival’s March 11-16 run.

Here’s the plan for the tour:

March 20 – Pioneertown, Calif., Pappy And Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
March 21 – Los Angeles, Calif., El Rey Theatre
March 22 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory
March 23 – Felton, Calif., Don Quixote’s Int’l Music Hall
March 24 – San Francisco, Calif., Great American Music Hall
March 25 – Sacramento, Calif., Assembly
March 27 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Rickshaw Theatre
March 28 – Seattle, Wash., Neumos
March 29 – Portland, Ore., Hawthorne Theatre
March 30 – Boise, Idaho, Neurolux
March 31 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Urban Lounge
April 2 – Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theater
April 3 – Albuquerque, N.M., Sister
April 4 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Crescent Ballroom
April 5 – Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern{
April 14 – Richmond, Va., The National
April 15 – Washington, D.C., Black Cat
April 17 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall
April 18 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer
April 19 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
April 21 – Montreal, Quebec, Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
April 22 – Toronto, Ontario, Phoenix Concert Theatre
April 24 – Detroit, Mich., Magic Stick
April 25 – Cleveland, Ohio, Beachland Ballroom
April 26 – Chicago, Ill., TBA
April 27 – Saint Paul, Minn., Turf Club
April 28 – Omaha, Neb., The Waiting Room
April 29 – St. Louis, Mo., Firebird
April 30 – Kansas City, Mo., The Riot Room
May 2 – Austin, Texas, Carson Creek Ranch (Austin Psych Fest)
May 3 – Austin, Texas, Carson Creek Ranch (Austin Psych Fest)
May 4 – Austin, Texas, Carson Creek Ranch (Austin Psych Fest)

The Coathangers appear March 20-April 5.  Nautral Child appears April 14-30.

Photo: Chris McKay /
Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, Ga.

Many shows go on sale Jan. 10.  Check out for more information.