Band Of Skulls Travels ‘By Default’

Band Of Skulls launches a North American excursion beginning early September in Boston.  Playing such fine locales as Montreal, Denver, Tucson, Atlanta and San Francisco, the British rock band is supporting its latest album, “By Default.”

“Bodies” is the first single from the LP.  You can hear the entire album streamed via Pandora.

“It’s definitely a new era,” said Band Of Skulls’ Russell Marsden.  “The first three records were like a trilogy, a piece of work in themselves.  We wanted to do those things, and we did them all.  We took a breath, took a look at what we’d done, and started from scratch.”

Band Of Skulls has lined up a special performance and signing at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, June 19.  Beginning May 27 at 11 a.m. EDT, fans purchasing By Default at Rough Trade will receive two wristbands for the gig.

Here’s the fall tour:

Sept. 6 – Boston, Mass., Royale Nightclub Boston
Sept. 7 – Montreal, Quebec, Corona Theatre
Sept. 8 – Toronto, Ontario, Opera House Concert Venue
Sept. 9 – Columbus, Ohio, Skully’s Music Diner
Sept. 10 – Chicago, Ill., Metro / Smart Bar
Sept. 11 – Minneapolis, Minn., Fine Line Music Café
Sept. 13 – Englewood, Colo., Gothic Theatre
Sept. 14 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Urban Lounge
Sept. 16 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Vogue Theatre
Sept. 18 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
Sept. 19 – Portland, Ore., Revolution Hall
Sept. 21 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Sept. 23 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern
Sept. 24 – Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern
Sept. 26 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre
Sept. 28 – Austin, Texas, Antone’s
Sept. 29 – Dallas, Texas, Trees
Sept. 30 – Memphis, Tenn., Minglewood Hall
Oct. 1 – Nashville, Tenn., Exit / In
Oct. 2 – Atlanta, Ga., Terminal West
Oct. 3 – Durham, N.C.. Motorco Music Hall
Oct. 4 – Washington, D.C., Black Cat
Oct. 6 – New York, N.Y., Terminal 5
Oct. 7 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer

Presales for select dates begin this week with general onsales starting May 26.  Go to for more details.