Published on May 13th, 2016 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
U.S. Tour Dates Announced For Proggy Psych Punk Band People’s Blues Of Richmond
People’s Blues of Richmond announce next round of tour dates in support of their upcoming album release, Quit or Die (streets June 10, 2016). Singles from the album have recently premiered on Consequence of Sound and All the Things on Relix. Afropunk will premiere album track “I Understand” on May 17th.
The band had an immensely successful performance at Sweetwater festival (with Kid Rock, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Bastille, Ludacris) and are already confirmed for Laid Back Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheater in September alongside Greg Allman, ZZ Top, Richie Furay Band and others. The band routinely performs at massive outdoor festivals like Electric Forest, LOCKN’ & Gasparilla, and sharing bills with legends and critical favorites like Modest Mouse, Tom Petty, Gary Clark Jr., Gogol Bordello and Dinosaur Jr.
“Touring around playing live shows is our full time job,” explains front man and band co-founder Tim Beavers II. “One reason we spend more time on the road than in the studio is because there’s nothing like the feeling of performing on stage. The nervous excitement, the strange bliss of losing yourself in the chaos, and the undeniable ecstasy of a room full of people being simultaneously baptized in wave after wave of sonic holy water.”
Quit or Die is the bands third album. People’s Blues of Richmond (formed in 2009) is Tim Beavers II on vocals and guitar, Matthew Volkes on vocals and bass and Nekoro Williams on vocals and drums. Artists the band cites as influences include Modest Mouse, Gogol Bordello, Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, Against Me!, Black Keys, Dr. Dog, Dopapod, The Lawsuits and Built to Spill.
“A maelstrom of songwriting and camaraderie” says Guitar World. Consequence of Sound implores listeners to “Take this band seriously, or miss hearing what vital guitar rock sounds like in 2016.” And Relix Magazine calls the band’s sound “A psychedelic dreamland of mysterious sirens, flophouse destruction & good ol’ drug-fueled rock & roll mayhem.”
People’s Blues of Richmond Tour Itinerary:
Thursday, May 12th at Bull’s Tavern in Winston-Salem, NC
Friday, May 13th at The Hummingbird in Macon, GA
Thursday, May 19th at The Pour House in Charleston, SC
Sunday, May 22nd at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room in Corolla, NC
Thursday, May 26th at Rooster Walk in Axton, VA
Saturday, June 11th at Lost Rhino Retreat in Ashburn, VA
Friday, July 8th at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
Friday, July 15th at Zucchini Moon 5 in Lehighton, PA (festival)
Saturday, July 16th at Doah Festival in Luray, VA
Friday, July 22nd at The Big What? festival in Mebane, NC
Saturday, July 30th at The Alibi in Ocean City, MD
Friday, August 5th at Shadefest in Richmond, VA
Sunday, August 14th Sunset Sessions/Park Tavern in Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 9th TBA
Sunday, September 25th at Laid Back Festival/Red Rocks in Denver, CO
w/ Greg Allman / ZZ Top / Richie Furay Band and more