posted April 9th, 2014

New Bums have just about finished thumbin' around the USA leaving echoes of their dueling guitars and voices all around the finest and ugliest venue circuit this country has to offer. It's a Bums' life, where delicacies of both high and low cultures are to be cherished, like the fellow humans and sub-humans their songs both describe and appeal towards. Now, with the end of the USA leg in plain site (get on it, San Francisco!), these Bums set their sights on Europe, with an expected turn down the darker side of the fork in the road.

Sure, Quinn and Chasny are no strangers to touring the UK, but this June, they play the merry olde tour route less trodden, combining their sick interest in playing for audiences with a sicker interest in English and European mythology... Like Sir Ben Chasny says, "after reading Robert Graves' White Goddess I realized that although I have been in the UK many times, I always seem to play the same tour circuit. I wanted to do something a little more inspired so we tried to do a "Robert Graves" tour." You know, Graves, the guy who argued all pure poetry is derived from a pagan deity spanning Europe. And so, where paganism has left its mark, so too shall New Bums! Behold! New Bums announce a June tour of the UK, Netherlands, and Germany!

4/9/14 Lola's Room Portland OR
4/10/14 Chop Suey Seattle WA
4/11/14 The Boreal Eugene OR
4/13/14 The Chapel San Francisco CA

6/12/14 Cafe OTO London United Kingdom
6/15/14 Beerwolf Falmouth United Kingdom
6/18/14 The Glad Cafe Glasgow United Kingdom
6/19/14 The Basement (York) York United Kingdom
6/21/14 Sin-Eater Festival Shropshire United Kingdom
6/25/14 Patronaat Haarlem Netherlands
6/26/14 Kargadoor Utrecht Netherlands
6/27/14 Vera Groningen Netherlands
6/28/14 Fusion Festival Larz Germany

Artists in this story: New Bums