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"Having previously conquered Mexico and the Holy Land, in this edition of Music World the Black Lips set out for a six-city tour of the Indian subcontinent.

While bringing punk to the second most populous (and first most insane) nation in the world may seem relatively cut and dry to you, the band quickly find their missionary work complicated by an endless series of unforeseen factors including crowded trains, extremely conservative and homophobic cops, cheap hash, guys in knitted caps, unlabeled pills, weird bathroom practices, the McDonalds Chicken Maharaja, a tour manager so shitty he's like the villain from a Beatles movie, starvation, excellent haircuts, secret whisky, and the half-buried skeleton of what's either a camel or a dinosaur."

That blurb is the description of a video documentary VBS.TV posted about the trip Black Lips took to India in January. Watch the whole thing below. Check out the two MP3's off their new album 200 Million Thousand, out now via VICE.

Now on tour, the Black Lips made a stop at Bowery Ballroom in NYC last night (3/9), and do it again tonight (3/10) at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. If you go, make sure you don't miss Let's Wrestle who are in NYC for a few shows before touring over to Austin for SXSW.

The latest tour dates, and those India videos, below...

The Black Lips - 2009 Tour Dates
Mar 9 - Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Mar 10 - Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Mar 12 - Beachland Ballroom Clevedon, Ohio
Mar 13 - Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Mar 14 - Logan Sqaure Auditorium Chicago, Illinois
Mar 15 - Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mar 16 - Turf Club St. Paul, Minnesota
Mar 17 - Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
Mar 18 - Bottleneck Lawrence, Kansas
Mar 20 - SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 21 - SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 23 - One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
Mar 25 - Club Downunder Tallahassee, Florida
Mar 26 - Orpheum Tampa, Florida
Mar 27 - Churchill's Miami, Florida
Mar 28 - Common Grounds Gainesville, Florida
Mar 29 - jack Rabbits Jacksonville, Florida
Mar 30 - The Social Orlando, Florida
Apr 15 - The Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California
Apr 16 - The Casbah San Diego, California
Apr 17 - The Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
Apr 18 - Plush Tuscon, Arizona
Apr 20 - The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, Colorado
Apr 21 - Bluebird Theater Denver, Colorado
Apr 22 - Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 23 - Neurolux Boise, Idaho
Apr 24 - Berbati's Pan Portland, Oregon
Apr 25 - Neumos Seattle, Washington
Apr 27 - WOW Hall Eugene, Oregon
Apr 28 - The Blue Lamp Sacramento, California
Apr 29 - The Blue Lagoon Santa Cruz, California
Apr 30 - Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California
May 1 - El Rey Theater Los Angeles, California
May 2 - Glasshouse Pomona, California



Tags: Black Lips, India

Comments (13)

What time do the black lips vomit on each other tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2009 4:05 PM

How was the show last night? I wish these dudes would play the Asbury Lanes...

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2009 4:15 PM

some dudes blogged about it:

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2009 4:35 PM

i thought the show was good, couldn't believe how packed it was. haven't seen the black lips for years and was really impressed how they incorporated sound effects without sounding lame.
also caught the first band, Georgiana Starlington and actually liked them on par with the lips. they had a pedal steel, anyone know anything about them?

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2009 4:49 PM

last night's show was... meh. i like their music so was bummed they didn't play some of their best tunes (veni vidi vici or navajo). the sound was both loud and muddled. spitting in the air and catching it in your mouth is not "punk". yes there was some moshing, some crowd surfing (guitar player was predictably dropped) and some "crazy" stage presence. but to me it all felt like weak imitations of the real thing. if you want to see a great wild raw band - go see les savy fav on friday.

Posted by BD | March 10, 2009 5:01 PM

WTF?!? Full US tour and no Baltimore or Philly? Weak shit.

But it is nice to see they are playing a gay bar, The Blue Lagoon, in Santa Cruz, CA.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2009 5:45 PM

5:01...lolz. LSF is no more "punk" than black lips... both of which i like, neither of which are "punk".

Posted by sloweducation | March 10, 2009 5:49 PM

black lips are lame.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2009 6:46 PM

georgiana starlington is jack and julie hines band. jack used to be in black lips. julie was in the wet dreams. they are also in k holes with 2 members of golden triangle

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2009 7:15 PM

The Maxwell's gigs were unbelieveable!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2009 11:07 AM

they already played dc and philly dip shit

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2009 11:29 AM

Thought it was a decent show. Kind of reserved/ grown up for the black lips compared to past shows. Caught half the first band georgiana starlington? Actually pretty rad, would of liked to catch their whole set but never heard of them and came late. Gentlemen Jesse was ok but didn't knock my socks off.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2009 11:41 AM

Thank god they shaved those stupid moustaches.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 11:19 AM

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