Fucked Up West Coast Tour Launches August 15th
Fucked Up are one of the most prolific hardcore punk bands of our generation. Since their 2001 inception, they’ve challenged listeners with thoughtful artful chaos and a seemingly limitless drive for musical experimentation. Because of this, they’ve also become a record collectors worst nightmare; releasing over 80 recordings and collaborations on countless labels that include Arts & Crafts, Matador, Jade Tree, and more. Year of the Hare is the latest installment of their Zodiac themed releases. Over a two year period, it was recorded and constructed at Electrical Audio, Key Club Studios, and Candle Studios. Title track “Year of the Hare” is a 21 minute epic that frantically mixes traditional instrumentation, piano/synths, flutes and sax, experimental editing/soundscapes, and guest vocals from great Isla Craig into one dizzying experience while B-Side “California Cold” slowly builds and deconstructs over an 8 and a half minute stretch.
In support of Year of the Hare (out now on Deathwish), Fucked Up will expand their live lineup to 9 members by including friends DOOMSQUAD to embark on a string of exclusive Zodiac shows. Fucked Up will perform a different set of Zodiac songs each night; many of these songs have never been played live before, and this tour will allow the band to flex a more improvisational and experimental muscle, while retaining all of the power and frenzy of a Fucked Up show. The band will kick off an 8-show string of dates this Saturday in Santa Ana, CA – see all tour dates below.
Pitchfork recently posted a lengthy feature on Fucked Up, and the band also recently premiered an interactive video for their 21-minute-long track, “Year of the Hare”, which can be seen on their website. Stay tuned for more info coming soon.
FUCKED UP – ON TOUR
August 15 Santa Ana, CA @ Berserktown Festival *
August 16 San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
August 17 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
August 18 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst *
August 19 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
August 21 Portland, OR @ Star Theater (Red Bull Sound Select + MusicFestNW Present)
August 22 Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall *
August 23 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
October 3 Vankleek Hill, ON @ Beau’s Oktober Fest %
November 6-8 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest ^
* w/ Doomsquad
% w/ Alvvays
^ w/ Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Rae Sremmurd and more