THE HOWLING TONGUES Join Leopold and His Fiction Tour (Feb 28 – Mar 11)
January 24, 2017 by 1888media
Fresh from a raucous sold out show at Terminal West, rock revivalists The Howling Tongues have announced a series of dates as direct support for Austin rock outfit, Leopold and His Fiction. Jumping on the last leg of the Leopold tour from February 28 to March 11, the trek will hit Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Charlotte, Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans, Little Rock, Memphis and Dallas before The Tongues head to SXSW for several showcases.
With a no-holds-barred live show courtesy of Davey Rockett (vocals), Nick Magliochetti (lead guitar), Thomas Wainwright (keys), Brandon Witcher (bass), and drummer Tylor James, the 11-city run will highlight songs from BOO HISS, the group’s blues-soaked, rafter-rattling sophomore album. Spawning rock radio staples, “Vivian,” “Belladonna,” and forthcoming single, “Raw Power in A Red Dress,” the album achieved widespread critical acclaim with Performer Magazine loudly declaring, “If you’re looking for a band to restore your faith in rock ‘n roll, you’ve found it.”
Elsewhere Apple Music highlighted the funky hip-swivel soul of “Greatest Lover Around,” as the song found itself strutting a John Varvatos runway during New York Fashion Week.
Making its tour debut will be a rip-roaring rendition of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic “Up Around The Bend.” Hand-picked as the anthem of a year-long Wrangler Jeans campaign that launched last fall, “Bend” was heard around the clock on ESPN and FOX Sports, igniting nationwide airplay of the song. As the spot infiltrated millions of homes, the band raced up the Shazam buzzworthy chart while the official commercial logged 3 million views on YouTube.
With the raw power of a fiery zeppelin scorching every destination from the busy streets of Manhattan to the hilltops of the Appalachians, your new favorite band is up around the bend and your world will never be the same again.
“The band’s style is reminiscent of Jet or the Black Keys with the power of Zeppelin.” Rock On Philly
“Like Aerosmith and The Black Crowes—they’ve got the essentials: the riffs, the swagger, the live-wire energy.” Daily Vault
Jan 27 – Birmingham, AL @ The Nick*
Feb 28 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Mar 01 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
Mar 02 – Charlotte, NC @ Petra’s
Mar 03 – Asheville, NC @ Broadway’s*
Mar 04 – Nashville, TN @ The End
Mar 05 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
Mar 07 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Mar 09 – Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
Mar 10 – Memphis, TN @ Young Ave Deli
Mar 11 – Dallas, TX @ The Foundry