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TOUR WATCH: Black Lips Adventure Out To The Middle East

By Staff; thumbnail by Beryl Fine on June 27, 2012


TOUR WATCH: Black Lips Adventure Out To The Middle East

FILTER favorites and Atlanta natives Black Lips have toured wherever and however they can. They’ve been to Asia (check out their performance of “Eating Ant Eggs” in Thailand below), they’ve been to Palestine and Israel, they’ve been kicked offstage for man-on-man kissing and full-frontal nudity in India. And they still haven’t had enough. Now, the band is headed to where most would think at least twice before going these days: the Middle East.

But, the spirit of adventure moves them. As bassist and vocalist Jared Swilley says, "Anywhere that we haven't been excites us. Not many western bands have toured the region and to be one of the first is amazing. Adventures are the best."

We agree, Jared. Adventures are the best. Check out tour dates and the aforementioned video below.

Black Lips Middle East tour dates

14, Amman, Jordan - TBA *
19, Larnaca, Cyprus - Savino Live *
21, Cairo, Egypt - Culturewheel *
23, Tunis, Tunisia - Le Squat *
26, Dubai, UAE - Music Room *
28, Hawler, Iraq - TBA
29, Sulamaniah, Iraq - TBA

6, Beirut, Lebanon - Metro Al Madina *

* with Lazzy Lung

The tour is in support of the band’s 2011 Arabia Mountain, which you can purchase here.


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