PINKISH BLACK Announce Tour Dates With Ghost & Chelsea Wolfe
Experimental post-punk duo PINKISH BLACK have announced a new run of US tour dates supporting drone/experimental songwriter Chelsea Wolfe (in Texas) and heavy metal occultists Ghost (for two weeks this May). The dates will see the band performing throughout the South and Midwest, and will kick off on May 8. A full itinerary can be found below.
Following a fall tour with Relapse labelmates and synth legends Zombi, PINKISH BLACK continue to tour in support of their third full-length album, Bottom of the Morning, which was released via Relapse Records last October to widespread critical acclaim. The album was hailed as the band’s strongest by publications including Pitchfork, Metalsucks, and Noisey ,the latter of which described the album as “just as abrasive and confrontational as any band toeing the metal party line of punching you in the face with a double-kick and guitar sweeps written by the Dark Lord himself.“
***All dates with Chelsea Wolfe***
Apr 28 Austin TX Mohawk
***All Dates with Ghost unless noted***
May 8 Baltimore, MD The Hippodrome
May 9 Richmond, VA The National
May 11 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
May 12 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
May 13 Little Rock, AR Vinos*
May 17 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
May 19 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
May 20 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
May 21 Dayton, OH Rockstar Pro Arena*
May 22 St Louis, MO Fubar*
*= Pinkish Black only
The early history of experimental duo PINKISH BLACK is as mournful and tumultuous as the band’s music. The Fort Worth, TX band originally formed in 2005 as a threepiece doom/jazz project known as THE GREAT TYRANT, but THE GREAT TYRANT never got the chance to release any music – in February 2010, midway through a battle with technical problems, the band’s bassist Tommy Atkins tragically committed suicide, bringing the album’s recording and production processes to a halt.
After Atkins’s passing, remaining members Jon Teague (drums/synths) and Daron Beck (vocals/synths/ keyboards) set out to redefine current conceptions of heavy music with an unorthodox and forward-thinking synth- driven approach, furthering the work they had started with THE GREAT TYRANT. The band, now a duo, changed their name to PINKISH BLACK in 2010, and released their self-titled debut that same year on Handmade Birds. Pinkish Black was critically acclaimed, as was the band’s 2013 follow-up on Century Media, Razed to the Ground.
Since Razed to The Ground, PINKISH BLACK have solidified both their confidence and their direction – they signed to Relapse in December 2014, and have steadily refined their songwriting and style over the course of the last two years. Though usually associated most closely with the metal scene, PINKISH BLACK have demonstrated an unflinching capacity to dip their toes in all sorts of disparate musical markets, from doom metal and industrial to post-punk and no-wave. October 2015 saw the release of PINKISH BLACK’s newest opus, Bottom of the Morning, a 7-track dark music journey that runs the full gamut of influences PINKISH BLACK have touched on in the past as well as many new experimentations added to their palette.