Meat Puppets Announce New Album, U.S. Tour Dates

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Meat Puppets Announce New Album, U.S. Tour Dates

The iconic Arizona punk rockers Meat Puppets return with Rat Farm, their 14th studio album, which will be released April 16 on Megaforce Records. Lead singer and guitarist Curt Kirkwood describes the album as, “real blown-up folk music.” Fans can expect to hear the distinctive punk guitar work and psychedelic and cosmic country sound the band has developed over their 30+ year history.

After a visit to Russia to perform later this month, the Meat Puppets will be touring the US from March 28 through April 13. They will also be making select appearances at South by Southwest (SXSW) and are confirmed to perform at Primavera Festival in Barcelona in May. The touring band will consist of brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood, drummer Shandon Sahm, and the new addition of Curt’s son, Elmo, on guitar.

Rat Farm Tracklist:
1. Rat Farm
2. One More Drop
3. Down
4. Leave Your Head Alone
5. Again
6. You Don’t Know
7. Waiting
8. Time and Money
9. Sometimes Blue
10. Original One
11. River Rose
12. Sweet 

Meat Puppets 2013 Spring U.S. Tour Dates:
28 – Shreveport, La. @ VooDoo Lounge
29 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Bottle Tree
30 – Athens, Ga. @ 40 Watt

1 – Lancaster, Pa. @ The Chameleon Club
2 – New Hope, Pa. @ John and Peter’s Place
3 – New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
4 – New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
5 – Ithaca, N.Y. @ The Haunt
6 – Rochester, N.Y. @ The Club at Waterstreet
7 – Columbus, Ohio @ Skully’s
9 – Bloomington, Ind. @ The Bishop
10 – Lexington, Ky. @ Cosmic Charlie’s
11 – Nashville, Tenn. @ High Watt
12 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ JJ’s Bohemia
13 – Jackson, Miss. @ Martin’s

*SXSW and European dates to be announced soon