Black Dub, the acclaimed and innovative new quartet helmed by Grammy Award-winning producer and guitarist Daniel Lanois, today announced a full tour of North America. Kicking off in Anaheim on May 27th and concluding at the University of Illinois in Champaign on September 8th, the tour will deliver Black Dub’s rich, vibrant sound to eager fans this summer.
Black Dub is the inspiration of revered instrumentalist, recording artist and producer Daniel Lanois, well known for his work with an impressive roster of iconic artists that includes U2, Bob Dylan and Peter Gabriel. Formed in 2010, Black Dub’s chemistry and energy promises thrilling live performances of material from its debut album Black Dub (ßclick to listen).
Known for an eclectic sound that blends rock and roll and blues into subtle, powerful songs, Black Dub matches the subtlety and prowess of Lanois’ guitar playing with powerful, sultry vocal performances of multi-instrumentalist Trixie Whitley, daughter of the late great blues guitarist Chris Whitley. The rock and blues-influenced rhythm section, comprised of drummer Brian Blade and bassist Daryl Johnson, provides the perfect blend of depth and energy, blending Whitley’s unmatched vocal style with Lanois’ ability to craft innovative songs using his signature Jamaican dub technique.
“We put a lot of energy into creating our debut release, and the music truly transforms when you hear it and see it performed live,” said Lanois. “This summer, I can’t wait to share this new music with more people in a live setting.”
Fueled by an intense connection to the art of song writing and performing, and inspired by a spectrum of genres and influences, Black Dub is a well-received, fresh start for its members. The band tours in support of its self-titled debut album, which was released on Jive Records in November. Black Dub is now available in stores, on Amazon.com and on iTunes. Black Dub released a live version of “Last Time” (ßclick to listen) from their earlier U.S. run.
For a complete list of tour dates and venues, visit http://www.blackdub.net/.
Black Dub touring lineup is:
Don’t Miss Black Dub Live:
May 27 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
May 28 Los Angeles, CA Music Box
May 29 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
May 31 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
June 9 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
June 10 Chicago, IL Park West
June 9 – 12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Festival
June 14 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
June 15 New York, NY Webster Hall, NY
June 17 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
June 18 Philadelphia, PA TLA
June 19 Westhampton Beach, NY WBPAC
July 3 Ottawa, Canada Ottawa Jazz Festival
July 4 Montreal, Canada Montreal Jazz Festival
July 5 Toronto, Canada Opera House
July 8 – 10 Chicago, IL DMB Caravan Festival
August 27 Dundas, Ontario Harvest Picnic
September 8 Champaign, IL University of Illinois