Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have hopped continents since the March release of their fifth studio album, Beat The Devil’s Tattoo (Abstract Dragon/Vagrant Records), deemed “a balance in grimy blues licks, catchy hooks and some huge slabs of rock” by Paste. This fall, following another international jaunt, the trio will join Stone Temple Pilots on their national tour, starting September 16 in San Diego, with their own headline dates interspersed.

brmcWith five studio albums and countless tours, the road has served as a backdrop to Black Rebel’s sonic catharsis. Most recently, they’ve logged 71 shows, in 95 days, across 15 countries, which naturally included a continuum of sold-out shows in numerous regions.

BRMC’s perfect blend of rootsy, back porch country stomp and their signature wall-of-shoegaze fuzz has garnered extensive plaudits. SPIN tagged this album “A gritty good time,” while Rolling Stone penned,”Devil’s Tattoo is unremittingly grim, and undeniably fun. Few bands wear their frowns so well.”


September 15 – Pomona, Calif. @ Glasshouse*
September 16 – San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena

September 17 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Plush*
September 19 – The Woodlands, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

September 21- El Paso, Texas @ El Paso County Coliseum
September 22 – Lubbock, Texas @ The Pavilion @ Lonestar Event Center
September 23 – San Antonio, Texas @ White Rabbit*
September 25 – Austin, Texas @ The Backyard
September 27 – Corpus Christi, Texas @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre
September 29 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Brady Theater
September 30 – Saint Charles, Mo. @ Family Arena
October 2 – Simpsonville, S.C. @ Charter Amphitheatre
October 3 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In*
October 4 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade*
October 5 – Raleigh, N.C. @  Raleigh Amphitheater

October 6 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Road Runner Amphitheatre
October 8 – Tampa, Fla. @ St. Pete Times Forum
October 9 – Orlando, Fla. @ UCF Arena
October 12 – Hollywood, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
October 13 – Estero, Fla. @ Germain Arena
October 16 – Pensacola Beach, Fla. @ Santa Rosa Beach (De Luna Fest)

* Headline show without Stone Temple Pilots


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