HOWLIN RAIN JOIN THE BLACK CROWES FOR FALL U.S. TOUR DATES
"Sounds Like: A psychedelic cocktail of Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Faces, the Damned and author Raymond Carver." –Rolling Stone "Breaking"
"Their sun-baked, lyrically feverish chooglin' is more textured and melodic on these addictive new jams..."
-Mojo 4 stars (out of 5)
S.F. psych rockers Howlin Rain, featuring Comets on Fire co-founder and lead singer Ethan Mille and Drunk Horse's Joel Robinow, will be joining The Black Crowes for the West Coast and East Coast legs of their fall 2008 tour. Favorites on the summer festival circuit here and abroad (Bonnaroo and upcoming gigs at S.F.'s Outside Lands Fest with Radiohead on 8/22 and Seattle's Bumbershoot Fest on 8/31), Howlin Rain embrace and expand on the cosmic musical legacy of their Bay Area blues-driven home base. The band's Birdman/American debut, Magnificent Fiend, is freeform, organic and transcendent, with songs that roll from the speakers like a half-waking vision made of dreams and nightmares, ignited and guided by the power of the band and the velvet roar of Miller's vocals.
Road-tested on tour with Queens of the Stone Age and fellow tripper outfit Black Mountain, Howlin Rain's laid-back grooves and soulful breakdowns build to explode into anthemic choruses with mind-melding guitar riffs and soaring, string-bending solos. Miller is a passionate, possessed frontman and the band's intuitive playing and synched-in musicianship is a heady shot of pure, timeless rock and roll. Catch them live on one of the following dates, and enter to win free tickets for select shows here.
HOWLIN RAIN TOUR DATES
* SHOWS OPENING FOR THE BLACK CROWES
08.22 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
08.31 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
09.10 Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theater*
09.13 Las Vegas, NV @ the Joint*
09.14 Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
09.16 Mesa, AZ @ Ikeda Theatre (Mesa Arts Center)*
09.17 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater*
09.19 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara County Bowl*
09.21 Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center For the Arts
09.25 Redwood City, CA @ The Little Fox
10.07 Richmond, VA @ The National*
10.08 Richmond, VA @ The National*
10.11 Albany, NY @ the Palace Theater *
10.12 Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theater*
10.13 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
10.15 Portland, ME @ Merrill Auditorium
10.17 Boston, MA @ Boston Opera House*
10.18 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom*
10.28 New York City, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom*
Check out JamBase's exclusive feature/interview with Howlin Rain here...