L7 has confirmed a 30th-anniversary reissue of their seminal album, Bricks Are Heavy, which dropped via Slash Records! on April 14, 1992. Due out on September 30th via Licorice Pizza Records, the anniversary limited edition includes all 11 tracks digitally remastered by Howie Weinberg (Ramones, Pixies, Metallica) and produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins). Fans can expect a special packaged gold and black vinyl.

Commenting on the news, vocalist/guitarist Donita Sparks states:

“After all these years, we began thinking it is strange that we have never received a proper accounting of actual sales to date for this record. We were so close to Certified Gold 30 years ago, surely we have crossed the line by now. So we thought to hell with it, we are declaring ourselves Gold and making our own gold records. Get ‘em while they are hot.”

In other news, the band has also confirmed a “Bricks Are Heavy” North American fall tour where they will perform the seminal album live and in full for the first time ever, including fan-favourite “Shitlist,” famously featured in Natural Born Killers.

Bricks Are Heavy Track Listing:

1. Wargasm
2. Scrap
3. Pretend We’re Dead
4. Diet Pill
5. Everglade
6. Slide
7. One More Thing
8. Mr. Integrity
9. Monster
10. Shitlist
11. This Ain’t Pleasure

Bricks Are Heavy 2022 Tour Dates:

10/3: Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/4: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heaven)
10/6: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/7: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
10/9: Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
10/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/12: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/13: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/14: Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
10/15: Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/17: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/19: Denver, CO @ Summit
10/22: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/23: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
10/24: Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
10/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
10/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater

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