Portland based Blitzen Trapper whose new album ‘Wild & Reckless’ was released this year, have just announced European and UK tour dates for next year.
Earlier this year, the band accomplished a unique feat and staged a musical titled Wild & Reckless that ran for 28 performances at Portland Center Stage.
The album Wild & Reckless was born from the stage production that the band spent the better part of a year producing and was released as a companion to their 2008 album 'Furr' The half musical, half rock-opera dealt with heroin abuse, desperation, true love and western power structures. The story evoked a bygone era of Portland with this sci-fi love story, featuring a rock-and-roll score that paired unreleased songs with favorites from the band’s back catologue.
Frontman Eric Earley also sees the record as a companion and extention of their 2008 album Furr. "Wild and Reckless” is something like a cross-eyed stepchild to Furr, in that it chronicles the darker dystopian stories of rural and suburban west coast death-drive via a riffing psychedelic landscape. Ten years after Furr with all its talk of murder and the end of the western world, it seems there's more to tell."
The band will be playing a selection of venues across Europe to promote the release during April 2018.
European Tour Dates
04/04/18: De Zwerver - Leffinge (B)
05/04/18: Fluor - Amersfoort (NL)
06/04/18: Roots of Heaven - Patronaat - Haarlem (NL)
07/04/18: Heartland Festival - Hengelo (NL)
08/04/18: Down of the River - Venlo (NL)
10/04/18: King Tuts - Glasgow
11/04/18: The Brudenell Social Club - Leeds
12/04/18: Hoxton Bar & Kitchen - London
14/04/18: Little Waves - C-Mine - Genk (B)
15/04/18: De Oosterpoort - Groningen (NL)
16/04/18: Hafenklang - Hamburg (DE)
17/04/18: Kulturkvarteret - Kristianstad (SE)
18/04/18: John Dee - Oslo (NO)
20/04/18: Bryggarsalen - Stockholm (SE)
21/04/18: Pustervik - Gothenburg (SE) [tickets]
22/04/18: Loppen - Copenhagen (DK)
23/04/18: Lido - Berlin (DE) [tickets]
24/04/18: Conne Island - Leipzig (DE)
25/04/18: Club Manufaktur - Schorndorf (DE)