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Big Business announce headlining tour

Big Business
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In certain circles, Big Business need no introduction. They’ve been staples of sludge metal for about 15 years, before that frontman Jared Warren played in sludgy punk band Karp and drummer Coady Willis played in punk n’ rollers The Murder City Devils, and Jared and Coady have both also played as members of the Melvins. But if you do still need an introduction to Big Business, The Beast You Are is a very good one. It’s one of the most accessible albums of their career. Like its 2016 predecessor Command Your Weather, they made it as just the core duo of Jared and Coady, the same set-up they had when they formed the band before expanding their lineup later on. And Big Business just might work best this way. The Beast You Are is such a refined collection of songs, and it gives recent Torche and Baroness records a run for their money as one of the catchiest modern sludge albums around. Talking about it just in the context of modern music and just in the context of metal does The Beast You Are an injustice though. Many of these songs are poppy, heavy rock songs that could’ve dominated during the grunge era, and would appeal not just to fans of Big Business collaborators the Melvins but also to fans of In Utero and Badmotorfinger.

I wrote the above about Big Business‘ very good new album The Beast You Are in Notable Releases, and now the band has announced a headlining tour supporting the album.

The newly-added dates include two nights at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus: August 29 and 31. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (5/17) at 1 PM.

The newly-announced headlining tour happens after Big Business hit the road opening for Sleep, which begins later this month. All dates are listed below.

Big Business — 2019 Tour Dates
May 27 Las Vegas NV Brooklyn Bowl *
May 28 Salt Lake City UT Metro Music Hall *
May 29 Boulder CO Boulder Theatre *
May 31 Omaha NE Slowdown *
June 1 Minneapolis MN First Avenue *
June 2 Maquoketa IA Codfish Hollow Barn *
June 3 Madison WI The Sylvee *
June 5 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection *
June 6 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom *
June 7 Albany NY Skyloft *
June 8 Baltimore MD Baltimore Soundstage *
June 9 Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theatre *
June 11 Charlotte NC Neighborhood Theatre *
June 12 Knoxville TN The Mill & Mine *
June 13 Nashville TN Marathon Music Works *
June 14 Birmingham AL Saturn *
June 15 Athens GA 40 Watt *
June 17 Tampa FL The Ritz *
June 18 Miami FL The Ground *
June 20 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
June 21 Houston, TX Satellite
June 22 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas
June 24 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
August 16 San Diego, CA The Casbah
August 18 Taos, NM Taos Mesa Brewing
August 20 Tulsa, OK Vanguard
August 22 Atlanta, GA The Earl
August 23 Asheville, NC The Mothlight
August 24 Wilmington, NC Reggie’s 42nd St. Tavern
August 25 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall
August 26 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong
August 27 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
August 29 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus
August 31 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus
September 1 Boston, MA Great Scott
September 3 Montreal, QC Bar Le Ritz
September 4 Ottawa, ON House of Targ
September 5 Toronto, ON Garrison
September 6 Detroit, MI Deluxx Fluxx
September 7 Youngstown, OH The Blackout Cookout
September 8 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
September 11 Sioux Falls, SD Total Drag
September 13 Fort Collins, CO Surfside 7

* – w/Sleep

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