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Bass Drum of Death Reveals Lengthy U.S. Headline Tour Details

Bass Drum Of Death shares “Head Change,” the Zeppelin-esque third song taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Say I Won’t,’ released January 27th via Fat Possum Records.



Bass Drum Of Death (John and Jim Barrett, Ian Kirkpatrick) have announced a US headline tour beginning February 8th, in support of their forthcoming album, Say I Won’t, released January 27th via Fat Possum Records. Be sure to also check out “Head Change,” the Zeppelin-esque third song taken from the album.

Bandleader John Barrett says of the track:

“We kind of wanted a mid-tempo psych stomper, and really didn’t change a whole lot from the demo. We added the dueling guitar bridge in the studio spur of the moment, and it ended up being one of my favorite parts on the whole record.”

Say I Won’t is the first Bass Drum of Death album written, demoed, and recorded with the touring band instead of Barrett doing everything on his own. He found a freedom in working with collaborators that wasn’t available to him before, opening different aspects of the songwriting. It was a process of live recording, layering on different parts and overdubs, and then stripping it all back to the bones of the song, keeping the raw wild heart of the music intact.

Barrett adds:

“My first two records were made entirely by me alone with my gear, my laptop, and a Snowball USB mic. They were just made quickly, cheaply, as an excuse to tour. I wanted to take my time with this record. Make something good that I was proud of in itself.”

2023 Tour Dates:

Feb 08 New Orleans LA House of Blues Parish
Feb 09 Houston TX House of Blues Bronze Peacock
Feb 11 Austin TX Empire Garage & Control Room
Feb 12 Dallas TX House of Blues Cambridge Room
Feb 14 Tucson AZ 191 Toole
Feb 15 Phoenix AZ Rebel Lounge
Feb 16 San Diego CA Casbah
Feb 17 Las Vegas NV The Usual Place
Feb 18 Los Angeles CA Zebulon
Feb 19 Santa Ana CA Constellation Room
Feb 21 Santa Cruz CA Moe’s Alley
Feb 22 Sacramento CA Goldfield Trading Post
Feb 24 Portland OR Mississippi Studios
Feb 25 Seattle WA Tractor Tavern
Feb 26 Spokane WA Lucky You
Feb 28 Boise ID Neurolux
Mar 03 Denver CO HQ
Mar 24 Oxford MS Proud Larry’s *
Mar 25 Birmingham AL Saturn *
Mar 26 Asheville NC The Grey Eagle *
Mar 28 Raleigh NC The Pour House *
Mar 29 Washington DC Union Stage *
Mar 30 Philadelphia PA Concourse *
Mar 31 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Apr 01 Jersey City NJ White Eagle Hall *
Apr 03 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall *
Apr 05 Buffalo NY Buffalo Iron Works *
Apr 06 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom *
Apr 07 Ferndale MI Magic Bag *
Apr 08 Indianapolis IN HI-Fi *
Apr 10 Grand Rapids MI The Pyramid Scheme *
Apr 14 Chicago IL Riot Fest Presents at Cobra Lounge *
Apr 15 Chicago IL Riot Fest Presents at Cobra Lounge *
Apr 16 Louisville KY Headliners Music Hall *

* w/ Dead Tooth

Artwork for the album ‘Say I Won’t’ by Bass Drum of Death

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