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Tour Updates: BRMC, Seu Jorge

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has announced a U.S. tour in support of the May 1 release of Baby 81, the alt-rock trio’s fourth long-player and second effort for RCA. Kicking off May 6 in San Diego, CA, the tour will then lead the shadowy rockers, with the Fratellis in tow for the first six dates, up the West Coast, then through America’s midsection. Next, BRMC will gig in major East Coast cities like Boston, New York, and Philadelphia before wrapping with a jaunt down the coast.

BRMC tour dates:

5/6, San Diego, CA (House of Blues) *
5/8, Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern) *
5/9, San Francisco (The Fillmore) *
5/11, Portland, OR (Roseland Theatre) *
5/13, Seattle, WA (The Showbox) *
5/15, Boise, ID (The Big Easy) *
5/16, Salt Lake City, UT (In The Venue)
5/17, Englewood, CO (Gothic Theatre)
5/18, Omaha, NE (Sokol Underground)
5/19, Lawrence, KS (Granada Theater)
5/20, St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
5/22, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
5/23, Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
5/24, Chicago, IL (Vic Theatre)
5/25, Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)
5/29, Boston, MA (Avalon)
5/31, New York, NY (Webster Hall)
6/1, Philadelphia, PA (Theatre Of The Living Arts)
6/2, Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
6/4, Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
6/5, Indianapolis, IN (The Music Mill)
6/6, Nashville, TN (City Hall)
6/7, Atlanta, GA (Roxy Theatre)
6/9, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Culture Room)
6/10, Orlando, FL (The Social)
6/12, Birmingham, AL (Zydeco)
6/13, New Orleans, NO (The Republic)
6/14, Houston, TX (Meridian)
6/15, Austin, TX (La Zona Rosa)
6/16, Dallas, TX (House of Blues)

(* w/ Fratellis)

In additional tour news, Brazilian pop vocalist Seu Jorge, who acoustically covered a David Bowie tunes for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, has confirmed a string of North American summer dates, reports. Jorge will play an assorted 13-date tour, hitting cities like Philadelphia, New York, and Toronto as well as West Coast outposts like Vancouver, Seattle, and San Francisco, among others.

6/21, Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
6/22, Vienna, VA (Filene Center At Wolf Trap)
6/23. Charlottesville, VA (Starr Hill)
6/24, Philadelphia, PA (World Cafe Live)
6/25. New York, NY (Webster Hall)
6/26, Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club / Lounge)
6/28, Toronto, ON (Massey Hall)
7/4, Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
7/5, Seattle, WA (The Showbox)
7/8, Bend, OR (Les Schwab Amphitheater)
7/12. San Francisco, CA (Bimbo’s 365 Club)
7/13, San Francisco, CA (Bimbo’s 365 Club)
7/15, Solana Beach, CA (Belly Up Tavern)

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