Acclaimed rockers The Mother Hips will soon embark on a tour in support of Chorus, their first album of new material in five years. The Mother Hips have added a handful of dates to the run, which starts on May 3 and is currently scheduled to end in Denver on August 11.
“I can’t wait for the release of our new album, Chorus,” said band co-founder Greg Loiacono in a statement. “This is the first album of new material The Hips have put out in several years. We’re fired up and ready to take the show on the road. We will be playing lots of new material as well as diving into some fun stuff from the past.”
“We worked hard on this record. We recorded it twice, and added a couple new songs the second time. There’s so much darkness in the world today but we hope this brings in some light. It’s a great time to be making records. It’s what we as musicians can contribute,” added Tim Bluhm.
The Mother Hips kick off the tour at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont on May 3. From there, the group performs at Thunder Road in Somerville, Massachusetts on May 4 ahead of their return to New York City at Mercury Lounge on May 5. A visit to Philadelphia on May 6 is followed by stops in the Virginia cities of Vienna on May 8, Charlottesville on May 9 and Richmond on May 10. The East Coast portion of the run concludes with stops in Carrboro on May 11, Asheville on May 12 and Charleston on May 13.
After this year’s Hipnic, The Mother Hips play Paso Robles, California on June 1 and take part in the Blue Rose Benefit at San Francisco’s The Fillmore on June 9. It’s then off to the Midwest for stops in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago and Ferndale (Michigan). Next, The Mother Hips make appearances at 4 Peaks, Sawtooth Valley Gathering and FloydFest before a series of shows in Colorado.