Oxford, Mississippi fuzz ‘n’ scuzz trio Bass Drum of Death (John and Jim Barrett, Ian Kirkpatrick) are heading on tour across Canada with Dearly Beloved and Basement Revolver in support of their upcoming album Say I Won’t – all dates listed below!

The band comments:

“We are super excited to finally do a full Canadian tour, and hit some places we haven’t been to yet.”

Sure to get you amped up for the Canadian tour, is the band’s video for the anthemic title track single, “Everybody’s Gonna Be There,” released on February 3rd. The video is a collage of footage from the band’s recent tour of the UK, Ireland, and Europe, and a beautiful tribute to the beloved tour manager, Dr. Kiko, who passed away in November.

Says John Barrett:

“‘Everybody’s Gonna Be There’ is kind of an ode to my seven years spent living and partying in NYC. My first demo of this song was just solo guitar and vox, à la Billy Bragg ‘A New England,’ so I was pleased that the song was able to work a few different ways.”

“Say I Won’t” is the first Bass Drum of Death album written, demoed, and recorded with the touring band, instead of bandleader John 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.

“My first two records were made entirely by me alone with my gear, my laptop, and a Snowball USB mic,” says Barrett. “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.”

Canadian Tour Dates (w/ Dearly Beloved & Basement Revolver):

05.26.23 – Capital Ballroom, Victoria, BC
05.27.23 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
05.28.23 – The Blue Grotto, Kamloops, BC
05.30.23 – Palomino Smokehouse, Calgary, AB
05.31.23 – The Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB
06.01.23 – The Roxy Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK
06.02.23 – The Exchange, Regina, SK
06.03.23 – Bull Dog Event Center, Winnipeg, MB
06.04.23 – Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5, Thunder Bay, ON
06.06.23 – Brass Monkey, Ottawa, ON
06.07.23 – L’ANTI Bar & Spectacle, Quebec City, QC
06.08.23 – Les Foufounes Electriques, Montreal, QC
06.09.23 – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
06.10.23 – The Hub, Kitchener, ON
06.11.23 – Bridgeworks, Hamilton, ON

2023 U.S. Tour Dates:

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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