photo: Lightning Bolt @ DbA's final show (more by PSquared)
Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt's new album, Fantasy Empire, is out March 24 via Thrill Jockey and the band have just released the first track from it, "The Metal East," which is intense and punishing, as you'd expect from this pair. Stream it below.

This spring, Lightning Bolt will head out on tour that includes a visit to Austin Pysch Fest Levitation, and concludes with two NYC shows: May 15 at The Wick and May 16 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets to both NYC shows go on sale Friday (2/13) at 10 AM.

No openers have been announced for the NYC shows but METZ and Liturgy are playing other sections of the tour. All dates are listed below.

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Lightning Bolt - 2015 Tour Dates:
April 15th - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place *
April 16th - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness *
April 17th - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
April 18th - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch *
April 19th - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
April 20th - Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club
April 21st - St. Louis, MO - The Luminary Center for the Arts
April 22nd - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall
April 24th - Denver, CO - GLOB
April 25th - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
April 27th - Boise, ID - The Shredder
April 28th - Seattle, WA - Neumos #
April 29th - Portland, OR - Dantes #
May 1st - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel #
May 2nd - Oakland, CA - Leo's #
May 3rd - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex #
May 4th - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room #
May 5th - San Diego, CA - Casbah #
May 6th - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
May 8th - Austinm TX - Austin Psych Fest
May 9th - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
May 10th - Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
May 11th - Raleigh, NC - Kings
May 12th - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
May 13th - Baltimore, MD - Floristree
May 14th - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
May 15th - Brooklyn, NY - The Wick
May 16th - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge

* - w/ METZ
# - w/ Liturgy