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By Ellis Frederick - May 9, 2016
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979 are touring together, and Bandsintown has the exclusive tour announcement. + read our interview with both bands!

Death From Above and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, two of the most exciting bands in rock'n'roll, are heading out on tour this fall.

The two month tour is hitting up cities all across the United States, from the East Coast to the West Coast. We got to chat with both Death From Above and Robert Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to get the scoop on their lives on the road. Also rock girls Deap Vally will be joining the headliners on the tour. Keep reading for tour dates and pre-sale info!

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Death From Above

You just released Live at Third Man Records a few weeks ago. How is recording/working on a live album different from recording a studio album?

A live record takes the exact time it takes to play the show and a studio record takes more time than is conceivable in your wildest fantasies and beyond.

What’s your favorite song to perform live, and why?

My favorite songs to perform are "White Is Red" and "Government Trash". Both for wildly different reasons. "White Is Red" is a character driven song and allows me to inhabit some really emotional moments. When we nail it, it's transcendent. "Government Trash" is a wild ride with some pretty heavy technical moments that strikes the perfect balance between rodeo and symphony.

How do you pass the time when you’re out on the road?

Comedy specials and documentaries.

For fans who haven’t seen a Death From Above show, what should they expect?

Communion. A real rock show. Expect to abandon yourself and connect with us and everyone in the room. Records are magical in that they span space and time where shows are real life. Sharing the air. It's church.

Tell us about a concert you went to that influenced you in some way?

Watching Sonic Youth completely command both noise and melody and watching Murray Lightburn from The Dears get possessed by demons.

This picture was taken today at rehearsal for tonight’s show in Hamilton, Canada.

Robert Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

This is your first full tour in the United States in a while! What about this tour are you most excited for?

The timing of it. We’ve been working in the studio writing new songs and so we’ll be able to finally play some new songs for fans live before the album comes out. That’s always fun playing things live before people have heard the record.

Your tourmates this time around are Death from Above. Have you gotten to see them live before?

Leah has, she lived in NYC for a while right before joining BRMC and she was a fan, got to see them over there. I dig their records but somehow we never were in the same city at the same time playing shows, so we missed out.

If you could collaborate with Death from Above on any song live onstage (yours, theirs, or a cover), what would it be?

Ha, we were talking about doing something together live possibly, but I can’t let the cat out of the baggy.

Say you’re on the road, and you have a few fast food options coming up… which drive-thru do you pull through, and what do you order?

Pete probably needs his Starbucks. I need the tastiest burgers. And Leah always just wants to get out of there fast, and to the gig more than anything.

Tell us about the first concert you ever went to.

I traveled around with my dad’s band The Call when I was just a kid, so I remember them touring with Peter Gabriel on the Shock the Monkey tour. That was fun, I remember liking Peter’s face all painted up like a monkey. I was really into monkeys back then.

Who are you excited to see in the crowd this year, either while on tour, at a festival, or during your off time?

There are a lot actually, over the years we've had some of the most diehard fans in the states that travel from show to show with us. Sometimes you even forget that they aren’t officially on the tour working or something because they are usually more punctual and reliable than our own crew even. But they’re always good to see once we start up again. Some of them move on over the years and like have a baby or something and then don’t travel as hardcore, but most will still come out at least in their hometown and catch up.

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Tour Dates

10/11: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues | Get Tickets

10/15: Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live Event Center | Get Tickets

10/17: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre | Get Tickets

10/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot | Get Tickets

10/20: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo | Get Tickets

10/21: Portland, OR @ Roseland | Get Tickets

10/22: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic | Get Tickets

10/28: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues | Get Tickets

10/29: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre | Get Tickets

11/1: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues | Get Tickets

11/2: Austin, TX @ Stubb's | Get Tickets

11/3: Houston, TX @ House of Blues | Get Tickets

11/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade | Get Tickets

11/7: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore | Get Tickets

11/8: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 | Get Tickets

11/11: Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore | Get Tickets

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Public on-sale begins 5/13 at 10 a.m. local time.

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Ellis Frederick

I’m a Cincinnati native that now lives above a music venue in the Lower East Side in NYC. My first ever concert was Hilary Duff. You can find me at almost any show, from Dierks Bentley to Sleater-Kinney to Ariana Grande. I identify as a cat enthusiast and a Kanye West apologist.

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