Just a few years ago, they were on the run in India. Before that, a visit to Israel ended in a rubber bullet to the stomach for a crewmember. But that won’t stop these fearless rockers from pushing the conventional envelope. This fall, the Black Lips are taking their next tour to the Middle East.
Back in 2011, the band planned a tour of that region, but later had to cancel because of political differences. Now, the band feels it’s time to try again. Bassist Jared Swilley believes the Atlanta, Ga. natives would serve as the perfect ambassadors between the Western world and the Middle East because they “bring music, not bombs.” The tour kicks off in Jordan this September and wraps up in Lebanon in October. Check out the full list of tour dates below.
14 - Amman, Jordan @ TBA
19 - Larnaca, Cyprus @ Savino Live
21 - Cairo, Egypt @ Culturewheel
23 - Tunis, Tunisia @ Le Squat
26 - Dubai, UAE @ Music Room
28 - Hawler, Iraq @ TBA
29 - Sulamaniah, Iraq @ TBA
6 - Beirut, Lebanon @ Metro Al Madina