GRAVEYARD, RADIO MOSCOW, THE SHRINE @ Bootleg Theater (1/28/12)

GRAVEYARD‘s sold out show with RADIO MOSCOW, and THE SHRINE at Bootleg Bar in Los Angeles this past Saturday was no doubt the hottest ticket in town. The buzz was huge and rightfully so–their latest album, Hisingen Blues, is an honest-to-goodness, quality serving of 70s rock ‘n roll that has garnered much acclaim.

So while word rippled through the internet that the show had sold out, the venue subsequently moved the show into the larger (and better sounding) theater room in the back of Bootleg Bar. A limited number of tickets were then released with an additional unguaranteed chance for tickets at the door. Upon arrival, the line for fans waiting to purchase tickets was at least 40 people deep with THE SHRINE already loudly blasting away inside. It turns out that everyone who showed up without pre-sale tickets was fortunately able to get in. Continue reading

Sweden’s GRAVEYARD to Return to U.S. in January 2012

GRAVEYARD have announced U.S. tour dates starting in January 2012. Drummer Axel Sjöberg checks in about the band’s eminent return:

“At last the circumstances of life and the music industry has allowed us to return to the land of infinite highways and corrupt bankers. Of mighty nature and excellent thrift stores. Of micro breweries and good Mexican food (which you can’t find in Gothenburg). Yes ladies and gentlemen, the boys in the ‘yard are returning to the U S of A in January, 2012. A good way to start the new year and an excuse to get fucked up and enjoy some good rocking music.

“With us on our travels across the nation are the very skillful musicians of RADIO MOSCOW. With natural talent and relentless touring they are bound to leave jaws hanging and people wondering what just happened. Blues rock the way it’s meant to be played.”

The first 13 shows of the GRAVEYARD & RADIO MOSCOW trek through the U.S. are:

01/12/12 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
01/13/12 Middle East – Boston, MA
01/14/12 Northstar Bar – Philadelphia, PA
01/16/12 DC9 – Washington, D.C.
01/17/12 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
01/19/12 Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC
01/20/12 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
01/21/12 Masquerade (Hell Stage) – Atlanta, GA
01/22/12 Hi-Tone Café – Memphis, TN
01/24/12 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
01/25/12 Mohawk – Austin, TX
01/31/12 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
02/01/12 The Tractor – Seattle, WA

Additional dates will be announced shortly.

Hisingen Blues, GRAVEYARD’s second studio album and Nuclear Blast debut, debuted on three Billboard album charts (#48 – Heatseekers, #140 – Top Independent Current albums, and #46 – Current Hard Music Albums) in April and officially entered the Swedish album chart at No. 1 in late March.