UK stoner rockers Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs playing Saint Vitus before SXSW
Newcastle upon Tyne stoner rockers Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (or Pigsx7) have already earned a good deal of hype in their home country, and 2020 looks to be the year they'll make their mark in the US. They're coming over for SXSW 2020, and right beforehand, they'll play Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on March 13. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/15) at 10 AM.
At the moment, Saint Vitus and SXSW are Pigs' only upcoming US dates, but they're also doing a UK tour in spring 2020, and playing Desertfest Berlin (with Witchcraft, Amenra, Corrosion of Conformity, Spirit of Adrift, and more) and Pohoda Festival (with Thom Yorke, black midi, Kokoroko, and more). UPDATE: Pigs also added an LA show shortly after Brooklyn, at Moroccan Lounge on March 15.
The band's latest album is 2018's King of Cowards, which features contributions from folk singer Richard Dawson (whose live band features two members of Pigs), and it's been hailed by UK press as their most accessible yet. (Partially because its 2017 predecessor Feed the Rats features two 15+ songs, though that album is still pretty accessible too.) They usually sound somewhere between a rawer, heavier Queens of the Stone Age and a more streamlined, accessible Electric Wizard (particularly on the very Electric Wizard-sounding "Shockmaster"), and it's all pretty catchy, easily likable stuff. Check them out for yourself by streaming King of Cowards and watching a live-in-studio video of "Shockmaster" below.
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs -- 2020 Tour Dates
13 Mar: Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
13-22 Mar: Austin, TX SXSW
16 Apr: Manchester Gorilla
17 Apr: Birmingham The Mill
18 Apr: Bristol Thekla
24 Apr: Leeds Stylus
25 Apr: Glasgow St Luke's
29 Apr: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
30 Apr: London Electric Ballroom
01 May: Brighton Concorde 2
01-03 May: Berlin, DE Desertfest
09-11 Jul: Slovakia Pohoda Festival