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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is revving up to unleash their fifth studio album, Beat The Devil’s Tattoo, on March 9, 2010, signifying the band’s first full-length on their own Abstract Dragon, in partnership with Vagrant Records. This album welcomes exciting beginnings, including new drummer Leah Shapiro, as well as their new label, though the trio returned to the familiar setting of Philly to pen this record. They wrote and recorded it in the very studio that produced their widely acclaimed third LP, Howl, before returning to hometown L.A. to add the finishing touches.

The band’s accustomed globetrotting will recommence with an initial headline tour, kicking off February 26 in Sacramento and culminating at New York City’s Webster Hall on April 8. Pre-sale for all shows will start Wednesday, December 2, available here.

Known for their impassioned live performances, the band recently offered a 2 DVD, 1 CD set aptly titled, Live (Abstract Dragon/Vagrant), earlier this month. The DVDs feature more than two hours of concert footage captured from three sold out shows in Berlin, Dublin and Glasgow, and chronicles the end of the band’s 2007 tour in support of Baby 81. Additionally, it includes intimate, behind-the-scenes footage, glimpses into the making of 2005’s Howl and is rounded out with a bonus live album featuring 14 songs.
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB HEADLINE TOUR

February 26 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Harlow’s
February 27 – Reno, Nev. @ Knitting Factory
February 28 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Wasted Space/ Hard Rock Hotel
March 2 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
March 4 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory
March 5 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox Market
March 6 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Commodore
March 7 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
March 9 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim’s
March 13 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues
March 14 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Echoplex
March 18 – Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues
March 20 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
March 21 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom
March 23 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Pageant
March 24 – Madison, Wisc. @ High Noon
March 25 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
March 26 – Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Turner Hall Ballroom
March 27 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Ave.
March 30 – Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
March 31 – Cleveland, Ohio @ House Of Blues
April 1 – Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix
April 2 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
April 3 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
April 5 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
April 7 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts
April 8 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall

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