Primal Scream

"A HALF-EMPTY venue and a middle-aged audience appeared to suggest that Primal Scream were not as relevant as they'd like to think they are.

Opening the night with the dirge, electro distortion of Kill All Hippies, the band rapidly ploughed through the hits. The set-list featured songs from throughout their vast back catalogue, including Jailbird, Swastika Eyes, Rocks and a smattering of material from recent album Beautiful Future.

Frontman Bobby Gillespie looked as youthful as ever, but didn't really have any real conviction despite his attempts to come over all rock and roll by turning his back on the audience for one track.

Musically, the Scream sounded tight as a band with new member Barrie Cadogan standing out on lead guitar and gelling well with ex-Stone Roses bassist Mani." [a November 25th UK review]

Primal Scream released their ninth studio album, Beautiful Future, on July 21, 2008. It was produced by "Björn Yttling (of Peter Bjorn and John) and Paul Epworth (who has produced Bloc Party)." The album features special guest appearances from Lovefoxxx (CSS), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Lykke Li (also a friend of Bjorn), Victoria Bergsman (The Concretes, "Young Folks"), Maria Andersson (Sahara Hotnights), Linda Thompson, and many others.

On March 28th, 2009, Primal Scream will play Webster Hall in NYC. Tickets go on sale Thursday. All dates below...

Primal Scream - 2008/09 Tour Dates
Tue 12/09 - Newcastle, UK Carling Academy Newcastle
Thu 12/11 - Liverpool, UK Carling Academy Liverpool
Fri 12/12 - Manchester, UK Apollo Manchester
Sat 12/13 - Glasgow, UK S.E.C.C.
Wed 01/28 - Tokyo, JPN Zepp Tokyo
Thu 01/29 - Tokyo, JPN Zepp Tokyo
Wed 02/04 - Sydney, AUS The Forum
Thu 02/05 - Brisbane, AUS The Tivoli
Sat 02/07 - Wisemans Ferry, AUS Del Rio Riverside Resort
Sun 02/08 - Melbourne, AUS Billboard The Venue
Tue 02/10 - Adelaide, AUS HQ
Wed 02/11 - Fremantle, AUS Metropolis Concert Club Fremantle
Sat 03/28 - New York, NY Webster Hall