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Up and coming multicultural Blues Rockers BLUES PILLS announced their upcoming European headlining tour in support of the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut album. The quartet will be supported by Icelandic label mates THE VINTAGE CARAVAN. Produced by renowned Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD, HORISONT), »Blues Pills« is set to be released July 25, 2014.

The Vintage CaravanIIThe album is already being praised by pretty much every rock magazine out there and described as “the debut album of the year” (Boris Kaiser/ROCK HARD).

TOURDATES
02.10.2014 DE – Leipzig, Moritzbastei
03.10.2014 CH – Pratteln, Up In Smoke Festival
04.10.2014 DE – Nürnberg, Rockfabrik
06.10.2014 AT – Vienna, Arena
07.10.2014 AT – Innsbruck, Weekender
08.10.2014 DE – Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
10.10.2014 BE – Antwerp, Desertfest
11.10.2014 DE – Kaiserslautern, Kammgarn International Blues Festival
13.10.2014 NL – Nijmegen, Doornroosje
14.10.2014 DE – Essen, Turock
15.10.2014 DE – Hamburg, Headcrash
17.10.2014 DE – München, Keep it Low Festival
18.10.2014 DE – Berlin, Bi Nuu
19.10.2014 DE – Frankfurt, das Bett

Blues Pills & The Vintage CaravanThe first limited edition of »Blues Pills« will also include a special bonus DVD which will feature the band’s entire gig at 2013’s installment of renowned German “Hammer Of Doom” festival as well as a video interview with Streetclip.TV – see tracklist below.

DVD (Live @ Hammer Of Doom 2013):
01. Bliss
02. Dig In
03. Devil Man
04. Little Sun
05. Mind Exit
06. Astralplane
07. Black Smoke
+ Video interview with Streetclip.TV
The ten tracks of »Blues Pills« will also feature a cover version of the CHUBBY CHECKER classic ‘Gypsy’.

“It’s a song everyone in the band liked and we used to play it on our soundcheck. Slowly it worked itself into our set list, and now it’s going to be on our debut album as well. Back in the days lots of bands covered each other to honor the other artist, and they did it with their own touch on it. Some examples are, JIMI HENDRIX ‘All Along the Watchtower’, JANIS JOPLIN ‘Tell Mama’, ‘Summertime’ and ‘Ball and Chain’, or JOE COCKER ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’, everyone was doing it with the right reason. For us, we want to honor CHUBBY CHECKER and also bring it back to life by doing the cover version the BLUES PILLS way. Hopefully people like both versions and, yeah, it’s just a killer tune.“ – BLUES PILLS

»Blues Pills« Tracklist:
01. High Class Woman
02. Ain’t No Change
03. Jupiter
04. Black Smoke
05. River
06. No Hope Left For Me
07. Devil Man
08. Astralplane
09. Gypsy (CHUBBY CHECKER cover)
10. Little Sun

The cover art (as seen in the tour poster) was created by legendary artist Marijke Koger-Dunham (THE BEATLES, CREAM).

Commented the band: „The artwork is by the incredible artist Marijke Koger-Dunham. She painted it sometime in the late 60ies, and because we were looking for some 60ies inspired artwork, we thought “what could be better?” For us, it is a representation of the balance of life, as shown in all the symbolism of natural dualities such as darkness and light, sun and moon, life and death, etc. It shows how opposite forces are interconnected and compliment each other to form a whole. Besides that, it just looks absolutely amazing!“

Blues PillsThe band will be playing the following open air events this summer:

27.06.2014 NO Steinkjerfestivalen, Steinkjer
04.07.2014 NO Skanevik Blues Festival, Skanevik
10.07.2014 CH Montreaux Jazz Festival, Montreaux
11.07.2014 AT Clamrock, Klam
12.07.2014 AT Lovely Days Festival, Wiesen
17.07.2014 LT Devilstone Festival, Vilnius
24.07.2014 CH Blue Balls Festival, Luzern
25.07.2014 IT Totem Psychfest, Rome
26.07.2014 DE Wilwerath Rock City, Wilwerath
28.07.2014 UK St. Pancras Old Church, London
31.07.2014 DE Burg Herzberg Festival, Breitenbach am Herzberg
01.08.2014 DE Krach am Bach, Beelen
02.08.2014 DE Labertal Festival, Schierling
07.08.2014 NO Oya Festivalen, Oya
09.08.2014 SE Getaway Rock Festival, Gävle
14.08.2014 DE Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbühl
16.08.2014 PT Sonic Blast, Moledo Do Minho
22.08.2014 CH Open Air Gränichen, Gränichen
23.08.2014 NO Parken Festival, Bodo

More to be announced soon!

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