by Andrew Sacher
In a time when the sounds of the late '60s are highly influential on modern day indie rock, it's great to see many of those classic bands coming back for tours to give their fans who were too young or not even born yet a chance to see them. The Zombies are one of those bands, and I got the chance to see them in NYC back in 2011, which was great, but a part of me always wished they'd actually tour with one of the newer bands they influenced. Well, that's finally happening, because it was just announced that Elephant Stone will be heading out as a support act with The Zombies for a few dates this March. The US dates that the two bands are playing together are all in Texas, and they include the Austin Psych Fest SXSW showcase on March 16 at Brazos Hall. The other two TX dates happen on March 13 at Kessler Theatre in Dallas and March 17 at Fitzgerald's in Houston.
While The Zombies are in Austin, they'll be playing other SXSW shows, including one of the just-mentioned Waterloo Records free day parties. They play the one on March 16 with Ra Ra Riot, Indians, Mikal Cronin, Dawes, Fidlar, and Civil Twilight. Zombies go on at noon.
These shows all happen before Elephant Stone heads out on tour with The Black Angels and Allah-Lahs (Elephant Stone frontman Rishi Dhir has played sitar in Black Angels) and that tour brings all three bands to Austin at the end of April for Austin Psych Fest. Elephant Stone also have dates in Dallas (2/24) and Denton (2/24) before Psych Fest.
A list of all dates, a stream of Elephant Stone's new album, and a classic Zombies track stream below...
The Zombies - "Care of Cell 44"
Elephant Stone - Elephant Stone
Elephant Stone -- 2013 Tour Dates
Mar 02 Hamilton, ON - Studio @ Hamiton Place #
Mar 04 Belleville, ON - Empire Theatre #
Mar 13 Dallas, TX - Kessler Theatre #
Mar 16 Austin, TX - Brazos Hall SXSW Austin Psych Fest Showcase #
Mar 17 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's #
Mar 20 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah Lounge
Mar 21 - Toronto, ON - El Mocambo (CMW)
Apr 02 - New York, NY - Piano's (Headline)
Apr 04 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre*
Apr 05 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel*
Apr 06 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
Apr 07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
Apr 08 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
Apr 11 - Boston, MA @ Royale Boston *
Apr 12 - Montreal, QC @ Le National*
Apr 13 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall*
Apr 15 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
Apr 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
Apr 17 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall*
Apr 19 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre*
Apr 20 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café*
Apr 21 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*
Apr 22 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada*
Apr 23 - Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory
Apr 24 - Dallas, TX - Dada's
Apr 25 - Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves w/ Woodsman
Apr 26-28 - Austin, TX for Austin Psych Fest*
# w/ The Zombies
* w/ The Black Angels and Allah Las
^ w/ Allah Las