Big Freedia at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)
Big Freedia, who just kept very busy down in Austin during SXSW, is preparing to hit the road on April 7th for a string of US dates that will take her booty-clappin' crew from coast to coast. The tour dates include a pair of shows in NYC at Mercury Lounge on May 26th with Javelin and Brooklyn Bowl on May 27th, as well as an appearance at Chaos in Tejas on on June 3rd. Tickets for Mercury Lounge are currently on sale now, as are Brooklyn Bowl tickets. Chaos in Tejas tickets are on sale too.
Surely a highlight of her set is the anthemic gluteous maximus dancefloor burner "Azz Everywhere". The live performance of the song is usually one of the most memorable from her set, and now you can reenact Big Freedia's live show in the comfort of your own home with a new 12" mix of the booty anthem "Azz Everywhere" on 540 Records. The version of the track makes its premiere in this post. Download it above above/stream it below, and pick up a copy of the 12" that features three additional tracks and an "Azz Everywhere" instrumental (for those looking to lead a booty party at home) via 540 Records.
The 12" release for 540 Records is one of two for Ms. Party-starter, as Big Freedia will ALSO release another EP via Scion AV on Tuesday (3/29). The five track EP, simply titled "Scion A/V presents Big Freedia" features "Look at Her" which is also downloadable for the first time above/streamable below.
All tour dates, the cover art for both new releases, a video for "Y'all Get Back Now", and a fascinating interview on Big Freedia is below.
Big Freedia - Azz Everywhere
Big Freedia - Y'all Get Back Now
Big Freedia Interview
BIG FREEDIA - 2011 TOUR DATES
THR 4/7 San Francisco CA Public Works
FRI 4/8 Portland OR Holocene
THR 4/14 Birmingham AL Bottletree
FRI 4/15 Athens GA Farm255
SAT 4/16 Atlanta GA Drunken Unicorn
SAT 5/14 Richmond VA Hat Factory
TUE 5/24 Washington DC DC9
WED 5/25 Baltimore MD Sonar
THU 5/26 New York NY Mercury Lounge
SAT 5/28 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Bowl
SUN 5/29 Danberry CT B.O.M.B. Fest
MON 5/30 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall
TUE 5/31 Montreal QC Le Belmont
THU 6/2 Pittsburgh PA Shadow Lounge
FRI 6/3 Austin TX Chaos In Tejas
SAT 6/4 SLC UT Pride Fest
SUN 6/5 Chicago IL Empty Bottle
FRI 6/17 Reno NV The Big Bounce
FRI 7/8 Cincinatti OH Midpoint Music Festival