The Dead Milkmen will head to the West Coast this spring — the important thing here is that we get to the part where you ask them how they’re gonna get there — for a seven-date tour that will take them from Vancover, B.C., down to San Diego playing shows in support of their recently released new album Pretty Music for Pretty People.
The trek marks the Milkmen’s first West Coast tour in nearly three years, and opens April 17 in Vancouver, then hits Seattle and Portland before a four-date California run that wraps up April 25 in Los Angeles.
Of the tour, drummer Dean Clean says:
“We’re very excited about playing out West for our fans — both old and new — and being able to play some of the new album tracks along with the old favorites. Although the trouble is, I bet the minute we get back to Philly we’ll hear from someone in Seattle or L.A. say, ‘Hey guys! How come you never play out here?!’ It never fails!”
Last October, the Milkmen released the 17-track Pretty Music for Pretty People, their follow-up to 2011′s The King in Yellow, which itself was the band’s first new album in 15 years.
Below, check out those tour dates, plus the video for the new album’s title track.
The Dead Milkmen tour dates:
April 17: Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
April 18: The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
April 19: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
April 21: Harlows, Sacramento, CA
April 22: Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
April 24: Belly Up, San Diego, CA
April 25: Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- The Dead Milkmen return with ‘Pretty Music For Pretty People’ — hear the title track now
- ‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Dead Milkmen crack jokes with Kevin Seal, play live — 1989
- Video: Dead Milkmen cover Fugazi’s ‘Waiting Room’ — plus, West Coast gigs in May
- The Dead Milkmen today release ‘The King in Yellow,’ band’s first new album in 15 years