King Khan

"Tonight you can catch the first ever US performance of the spectacular soul sensation King Khan and The Shrines and his 9-piece live extravaganza. What can you expect from this Indian-Canadian-German shaman of showmanship? Costumes, dancers, horns, Stax, Stones, Nuggets, farm animals, pillow cases, James Brown, Sun Ra, completely unnecessary nudity, and crazy awesome addictive songs. How must one appropriately prepare for a live King Khan show? Read his own words below when Exclaim Magazine asked him the same question....

EXCLAIM: How must one appropriately prepare oneself for a live King Khan show?

KING KHAN: Rub raw onion and basil all over your body. Oh shit, that is how to get rid of scabies! I would say fill your pockets up with cash to throw onstage. I once went to a strip club in Atlanta and a stripper asked if I was from a band and when I said Yeah, she said that if I had some music she would go up and dance. I ran and got the King Khan & BBQ Show CD from the car and they played Shake Real Low and then two black strippers started doing buttsnaps on stage and going all out. As if that wasnt ridiculous enough, the girl I was with named Jessica Jugs (she is South American) got so excited that she just ran up and started taking her clothes off in front of the stage on the floor. She got completely butt naked and all the ballers with golden teeth rolled to the front and showered her with money. Best day of my life! Wait, what was your question again?

King Khan and The Shrines play South Street Seaport (12 Fulton St) at 7pm on Friday. It's also a great place to see Olafur Eilasson's waterfalls.

King Khan and his Shrines are also playing a free show at McCarren Pool on August 3rd with Black Lips and Deerhunter AND a show one day before that at Mercury Lounge (no tickets yet). All dates below....

KING KHAN & THE SHRINES - 2008 Tour Dates
June
27 New York, NY @ Seaport Music Festival FREE
28 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
29 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
July
1 Huntsville, AL @ Flying Monkey Arts Center
3 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
4 Atlanta, GA @ Lenny's
5 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
6 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
8 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
10 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
11 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
12 Portland, OR @ Dantes
13 Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
14 Vancouver, BC @ Red Room
16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
17 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
20 Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
21 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
23 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe
24 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe
25 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
26 Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod's
30 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
31 Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
August
1 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
2 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
3 Brooklyn, NY @ McCarren Pool