Wednesday, January 27, 2010

on the road again...


February 26 Sacramento, CA Harlow's
February 27 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
February 28 Las Vegas, NV Wasted Space @ Hard Rock Hotel
March 2 Denver, Gothic Theatre
March 4 Boise, The Record Exchange
March 4 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
March 5 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
March 6 Vancouver, B.C. Commodore ( SOLD OUT )
March 7 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
March 9 San Francisco, CA Slim's
March 10 San Francisco, CA Slim's 
March 11 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex ( SOLD OUT )
March 12 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex ( SOLD OUT )
March 13 San Diego, CA House of Blues
March 14 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex ( SOLD OUT )
March 16 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
March 18 Dallas, TX House of Blues
March 19 Austin, TX SXSW
March 20 Houston, TX House of Blues
March 21 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
March 23 St. Louis, MO Vintage Vinyl
March 23 St. Louis, MO Pageant
March 24 Madison, WA High Noon Saloon
March 25 Chicago, IL Metro
March 26 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
March 27 Minneapolis, MN First Ave.
March 29 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection 
March 30 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
March 31 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues

April 1 Toronto, ONT Phoenix Concert Hall ( SOLD OUT )
April 2 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
April 3 Boston, MA House of Blues
April 5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
April 6 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
April 7 Pittsburgh, PA Mr Small's Theatre 
April 8 New York, NY Webster Hall ( SOLD OUT )
April 11 Toronto, ONT Phoenix Concert Theatre

Support for the US Tour will come from The Whigs ( from Feb 26th Sacramento show till Mar 14th Los Angeles show ) and from Mar 18th Dallas show by Band Of Skulls.

Support for the rest of the US dates will be announced soon. 

Support for the UK Electric Ballroom show will come from  Little Fish and the UK & European support will be announced shortly.


April 15 London, UK The Electric Ballroom ( SOLD OUT )
April 16 Glasgow, UK Barrowlands
April 17 Whitehaven, UK Civic Hall
April 19 Newcastle, UK University
April 20 Manchester, UK Ritz
April 21 Leamington, UK Spa Assembly
April 22 Southampton, UK Uni
April 23 London, UK Forum ( SOLD OUT )
April 24 Nottingham, UK Rock City ( POSTPONED )
April 26 Leeds, UK Academy
April 27 Liverpool, UK Academy
April 28 Wolves, UK Wulfun Hall
April 29 Brighton, UK Concorde 2 ( SOLD OUT )
May 1 Copenhagen, DK Vega
May 2 Hamburg, DE Markthalle
May 3 Cologne, DE Essigfabrik
May 4 Berlin, DE Postbahnoff ( SOLD OUT )
May 5 Munich, DE Backstage Werk ( SOLD OUT )
May 7 Milan, IT Magazzini Generali
May 8 Bologna, IT Estragon
May 9 Rome, IT Piper
May 11 Clermont, FR Ferrand Coop De Mai
May 12 Paris, FR Bataclan ( SOLD OUT )
May 13 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
May 14 Belgium Les Nuits Festival, Marquee
May 15 Switzerland Longirock
May 17 Vienna, AT Arena
May 18 Salzburg, AT The Rockhouse 

May 19th: Luxembourg / Den Atelier
May 21st: Prague / Sasazu 
May 23rd: Warsaw / Stodola 
May 26th: Aahurus, Denmark / Train
May 27th: Malmo, Sweden / KB
May 28th: Stockholm, Sweden / Nalen
May 29th: Gothenburg, Sweden / Brewhouse

Tickets for most of the shows are available on


Friday, January 22, 2010

"Beat the Devil's Tattoo" song premiere

The dark, American Gothic sounds of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's latest single, 'Beat the Devil's Tattoo,' form an inviting introduction to the band's upcoming album of the same name. Still, it almost didn't make the cut -- the band didn't even finish writing the song until the night before the album's deadline.

"We called our engineer in the middle of the night and worked all night 'til the sun came up," bassist Robert Levon Been tells Spinner. "The next day we delivered the record to our label and it went straight to the mastering lab. It was a mad dash, hearts pounding down to the last second."

He makes it sound like an Edgar Allan Poe poem, which is entirely appropriate: Been says he named both the song and the album once upon a midnight dreary, when that phrase -- "beat the devil's tattoo" -- jumped out at him while reading Edgar Allan Poe's short story 'The Devil in the Belfry.'

Leave the light on and have a listen for yourself HERE


Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Beat The Devil's Tattoo" track listing

 1. Beat The Devil's Tattoo
2. Conscience Killer
3. Bad Blood
4. War Machine
5. Sweet Feeling
6. Evol
7. Mama Taught Me Better
8. River Styx
9. The Toll
10. Aya
11. Shadow's Keeper
12. Long Way
13. Half-State
14.1:51 (limited edition)
15.Martyr (limited edition)

Here is the official track listing for "Beat The Devil's Tattoo" set for release on March 8th (UK/Europe, Australia, Japan), March 9th (North America) and March 16th (Germany).


Thanks to BBC Radio 1 Nick's Grimshaw Show which have presented the new single "Beat The Devil's Tattoo" on 20th January 2010 show.
The track can be listen until 28th January at the aprox. 25min. of the podcast - link to that posted above at the track listing.

The second presented track "Bad Blood" from the forthcoming album can be listen thanks to national french radio at the aprox. 04:30min. of the show which was on air on 19th January 2010.
Link to the downloadable podcast posted above at the track.

I just want to state that three other songs "Evol", "River Styx" and "The Toll" was presented before by the it's pretty cool and we can just wait for the album release or official singles to hear the rest of that fabulous music...


short history...

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club ( BRMC for short ) is an American alternative rock band from San Francisco, California, now based in Los Angeles. BRMC is known for its brand of
garage rock, blues, folk revival, neo-psychedelia, and often religiously inspired lyrics,
and its influences are groups and musicians such as The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The
Rolling Stones, John Lennon, The Velvet Underground and The Jesus and Mary Chain.


Formation and early years: 1998–2003

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club formed in 1998, taking its name from Marlon Brando's
motorcycle gang in the 1953 film The Wild One.Been and Hayes met at high school in the
San Francisco Bay Area city of Lafayette and quickly formed a band, Hayes having recently
left The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Looking for a drummer, they met Nick Jago, from Devon,
England, who had moved to California to be with his parents after spending some time at
Winchester School of Art, where he was studying fine art. The band was originally called
The Elements, but after discovering that another band had the same name, they changed the
name to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The vocals are shared between bassist Robert Levon
Been and guitarist Peter Hayes.

The band's first two records were indebted to classic hard rock influenced by Led
Zeppelin and also encompassed slower paced psychedelic rock, space rock, and noise pop
influences from bands such as The Verve, Loop, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and The Jesus and
Mary Chain.Their second album Take Them On, On Your Own has several songs such as
"Generation" and "US Government" that are critical of the United States government.
Been used the pseudonym 'Robert Turner' on the first two records, in an attempt to not be
linked to his famous father (Michael Been of The Call.) He later dropped this identity
when promoting Howl.

In 2003, a concert in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England had to be cancelled half way through
the set, after Leeds City Council officials suspected the 150 year old floor of Leeds
Town Hall might collapse.This led to the band sometimes being referred to as 'the band
who broke the floor'.Problems with drummer Nick Jago began surfacing publicly at the 2003
NME Awards, when Jago remained on stage for nine minutes, completely silent, while
accepting an award.

Howl era: 2004–2006

Leeds Town Hall, the venue where Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 'broke the floor'
At the 2004 V Festival, Jago walked out when asked to sign an inflatable penis. After
conflict with their record label, the band was dropped by Virgin Records in 2004. Jago's
conflicts came to a head in Scotland, when Jago and Hayes came to blows after a tense
gig. Before long, Jago quit. As such, Jago did not take part in the sessions for the
band's third album, Howl.Instead, he went through various rehab attempts, eventually
rejoining the band in time to record one track, the ballad "Promise".

In 2005 the band signed to Echo in the UK, and RCA in the U.S. Howl was released to
mostly favorable reviews. Howl had a stripped-down folk style, a departure from the
earlier B.R.M.C. sound. Several of the songs on Howl are said to have been written long
before the idea of B.R.M.C. was conceived.On tour for this album the band also employed a
temporary fourth member, guitarist Spike Keating.

Baby 81 and The Effects of 333: 2007–present

By 2007, Nick Jago had rejoined B.R.M.C. The band's fourth album, Baby 81, was released
on April 30, 2007 in the UK and Europe and May 1, 2007 in the U.S. The band has posted
several songs from Baby 81 on their MySpace page. With Baby 81, they developed a more
concrete sound and style: encompassing blues, folk, and rock, while remaining angst-
ridden in theme.

On June 6, 2007, BRMC performed in a concert that was streamed live on the internet via
MSN Music.

In June 2008, Jago once again left BRMC's touring line-up, being replaced by The
Raveonettes' touring drummer Leah Shapiro.Jago stated he "took it as I am fired again
and to be honest with you I respect their decision".However, Hayes and Been issued a
statement reading: "Nick won't be joining us for the upcoming European tour, but it's not
true that he is fired. We just feel Nick needs time to sort out exactly what he wants
right now. His heart and all his energy and attention is on his own solo project and he
needs to see that through.

On October 27, 2008, the band announced via a MySpace bulletin that they would release
their newest album independently. The album would be their first release through their
own "Abstract Dragon" label. The album, titled, The Effects of 333 is completely
instrumental and was made available as a digital download through their official music
store on 3:33 A.M Pacific Time on November 1, 2008.

On November 10, 2009 BRMC released a live DVD through Vagrant Records. It was recorded in
Glasgow, Berlin, and Dublin during the Baby 81 world tour.

A song by B.R.M.C., "Done All Wrong", appeared on the soundtrack to the 2009 film "New

BRMC's sixth studio album is planned to be released on March 8, 2010.
It is tentatively titled Beat The Devil's Tattoo.


    * Peter Hayes – vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer (1998–present)
    * Robert Levon Been – vocals, bass, guitar, piano (1998–present)
    * Leah Shapiro – drums, percussion (2008–present)

Former members

    * Nick Jago - drums, percussion (1998–2004, 2005–2008)
    * Peter Salisbury - drums, percussion (2004)
    * Michael "Spike" Keating - live assistance during Howl tour, bass, guitar, (2005-2008)


    * B.R.M.C. (2001)
    * Take Them On, On Your Own (2003)
    * Howl (2005)
    * Baby 81 (2007)
    * The Effects of 333 (2008)
    * LIVE (2009)
    * Beat The Devil's Tattoo (2010)
    * Specter At The Feast (2013)

Abstract Dragon, Vagrant, Co-Op, RCA/BMG, Island, Echo, Virgin


Sunday, January 17, 2010


hi there,

this blog was created to thanks Black Rebel Motorcycle Club for their music, influence, emotions through out all those years
this site was created with no benefit intention or rights violation.


hope You like it...