Meat Puppets to Release New Album, Spring U.S. Tour Confirmed


Legendary desert punks Meat Puppets will release their 14th studio album, Rat Farm, on April 16 via Megaforce Records. After a visit to Russia to perform later this month, the band will be touring the States from March 28 through April 13 (scroll down for complete dates). They’ll also be making select appearances at SxSW and have confirmed for Primavera Festival in Barcelona in May. The touring band consists of the Kirkwood brothers, singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood and bassist Cris Kirkwood with drummer Shandon Sahm and new addition on second guitar, Elmo Kirkwood (Curt’s son).

"I tried to write stuff that would stand on its own — just the chords and the melodies, and play it kind of straight,” says Curt Kirkwood of the Rat Farm material. “I think that was the guiding boundary that I gave myself. It was one of those things where a lot of times, in the past especially, Cris would go, ‘Well, that’s all there is? Let’s put a prog rock part in the middle.’ But I tried to hold it off as much as I could.”

Track Listing

  • 01. Rat Farm
  • 02. One More Drop
  • 03. Down
  • 04. Leave Your Head Alone
  • 05. Again
  • 06. You Don’t Know
  • 07. Waiting
  • 08. Time and Money
  • 09. Sometimes Blue
  • 10. Original One
  • 11. River Rose
  • 12. Sweet

    Meat Puppets Tour Dates

  • 03/28/13 Thu Voodoo Lounge Shreveport, LA
  • 03/29/13 Fri Bottletree Birmingham, AL
  • 03/30/13 Sat 40 Watt Club Athens, GA
  • 04/01/13 Mon Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
  • 04/02/13 Tue John & Peter's Place New Hope, PA
  • 04/03/13 Wed Mercury Lounge New York, NY
  • 04/04/13 Thu Mercury Lounge New York, NY
  • 04/05/13 Fri The Haunt Ithaca, NY
  • 04/06/13 Sat Club @ Water Street Rochester, NY
  • 04/07/13 Sun Skully's Music Diner Columubus, OH
  • 04/09/13 Tue The Bishop Bloomington, IN
  • 04/10/13 Wed Cosmic Charlie's Lexington, KY
  • 04/11/13 Thu The High Watt at Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
  • 04/12/13 Fri JJ's Bohemia Chattanooga, TN
  • 04/13/13 Sat Martin's Jackson, MS

    Meat Puppets Tour Dates :: Meat Puppets News


    [Published on: 2/11/13]

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