So, are Mos Generator back yet from their first-ever European headlining tour? [Does a quick check of the dates.] No they are not. That, however, has not stopped the Port Orchard, Washington, heavy rock specialists from announcing a follow-up stint along the West Coast. They play their last show abroad in Barcelona, Spain, on Nov. 19, and as you can see below, they kick off the next tour less than a week later on Nov. 25 in Seattle alongside Castle and Ancient Warlocks. And in the six days between? Probably some jetlag. Maybe a good meal. Knowing Mos Generator guitarist/vocalist Tony Reed, they’ll probably record a new album.
Mos Generator are on the road supporting three 2016 releases: the full-length Abyssinia (review here) on Listenable Records, and the two EPs The Firmament and Lies of Liberty ’87 (review here), the first of which is out on vinyl through Stickman and the second of which has secured an impending cassette issue through Red Cobra Records on a suitably crimson tape.
Here’s the latest from the PR wire:
MOS GENERATOR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL USA 2016 TOUR DATES!
Mos Generator has just announced additional 2016 USA West Coast tour dates in support of their two brand new EP releases, “The Firmament” (Stickman Records) and “Lies of Liberty ‘87” (Self released digital download), as well as their latest studio LP release, “Abyssinia” (Listenable Records).
The band will start the tour off in Seattle with a show alongside Castle & Ancient Warlocks, and then continue with the entire US West Coast, as well as Phoenix & Las Vegas, ending the tour in Tacoma with Year of the Cobra & Ancient Warlocks. This tour will include ten show dates with Castle, and six dates with ‘Year of the Cobra’.
San Francisco’s Castle, consisting of Liz Blackwell (vocals/bass), Mat Davis (guitar/vocals), and Al McCartney (drums), has maintained a relentless touring schedule since the release of “Under Siege” in 2014 with multiple expeditions throughout the US, Europe, and Canada. Castle will be headlining ten of the shows on this Mos Generator tour schedule!
Seattle’s Year of the Cobra, consisting of Amy Tung Barrysmith (vocals/bass) and Jon Barrysmith (drums) hit the ground running in 2015 with their EP release “The Black Sun”. They currently just released their debut LP, “In the Shadows Below”, with STB Records, and have announced touring plans for the US and Europe in 2016 & 2017. Year of the Cobra will be joining the bill on six dates during this Mos Generator tour!
Mos Generator USA Fall 2016 West Coast Tour Dates;
November 25th – Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse (w/ Castle & Ancient Warlocks)
November 26th – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown (w/ Castle & Year of the Cobra)
November 27th – Olympia, WA @ The Obsidian (w/ Castle & Year of the Cobra)
November 28th – Portland, OR @ The Raven (w/ Castle)
November 29th – Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s Pub (w/ Castle)
November 30th – Grants Pass, OR @ The G Street Bar and Grill (w/ Castle)
December 1st – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside (w/ Castle)
December 2nd – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Blue Lagoon (w/ Castle)
December 3rd – Ventura, CA @ The Garage (w/ Castle)
December 4th – Glendale, CA @ The Complex (w/ Castle)
December 5th – San Diego CA @ The Merrow
December 6th – Phoenix AZ @ TBA
December 7th – Las Vegas NV @ The Dive Bar
December 8th – Sacramento CA @ The Starlite Lounge (w/ Year of the Cobra)
December 9th – Arcata CA @ The Alibi (w/ Year of the Cobra)
December 10th – Medford OR @ Johnny B’s (w/ Year of the Cobra)
December 11th – Tacoma WA @ The Valley (w/ Year of the Cobra & Ancient Warlocks)