Monday, January 24, 2011
– A busy 2010 saw the Band of Heathens play 200-plus shows, hit Lollapalooza and tape Austin City Limits with Elvis Costello. The band also found time to write and record a new studio album.
"Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's Son" drops March 29 as the band's third studio album and fifth release overall. Producer George Reiff, (the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, the Courtyard Hounds and Ray Wylie Hubbard) produced the disc, which will be on the band's BOH Records. The sound merges rootsy, Band-like sounds with blues and New Orleans styles.
The three frontmen are Ed Jurdi, Gordy Quist and Colin Brooks. Bassist Seth Whitney was a member from the get-go. Drummer John Chipman joined in 2007.
The Heathens released their self-titled debut was released in 2008 and followed with "One Foot in the Ether" toward the end of 2009.
The group will tour behind the disc. Dates are:
Thursday, March 3 Ann Arbor, Mich.
Friday, March 4 Champaign, Ill
Saturday, March 5 St. Louis
Friday, March 11 San Antonio
Saturday, March 12 Dallas
Tuesday, March 15 Austin (SXSW)
Saturday, March 19 Houston
Tuesday, March 29 Denver
Wednesday, March 30 Aspen, Col.
Thursday, March 31 Park City, Utah
Friday, April 1 Boise, Ida.
Saturday, April 9 Santa Cruz, Cal.
Sunday, April 10 San Francisco
Monday, April 11 Folsom, Cal.
Tuesday, April 12 Bakersfield, Cal.
Wednesday, April 13 Los Angeles
Thursday, April 14 Phoenix
Sunday, April 17 Driftwood, Texas