MaidaVale Announce European Tour Dates for Feb./March

From the significant list of dates below, it looks like Swedish heavy blues rockers MaidaVale are digging in for the long haul as they continue to support their 2016 debut album, Tales of the Wicked West. They’ll start out in Malmö and hit Belgium on their way to France and Germany, where the bulk of the dates will take place before they hit Denmark en route back north, and while I’ll admit I don’t know much about most of the venues listed — some of the names are recognizable, but it’s nowhere I’ve been, in other words — one imagines the band rolling oldschool, showing up in barrooms, knocking the place’s socks off, then rolling out.

Perhaps that’s because that was how I saw them back in September when I was stupid-lucky enough to catch their set at Høstsabbat (review here), but either way, it would fit their particular manner of ass-kickery. A tour like that changes a band.

Side note, I don’t even drink anymore, but I really hope some clever-as-hell European craft brewer comes up with a Maida Ale and gives them some to sell at the merch table. There you go. That one’s a freebie. Oh, and don’t forget they’re also playing Freak Valley 2017 in Germany this summer (info here).

Alright. Here’s the band’s announcement of the tour:

MaidaVale European Tour 2017

We’re very excited to announce the dates on this upcoming European tour! There’s a few more to be added.

We’ve started working with Jackalope – Artist Needs Management on bookings in Germany/Europe which we’re very happy about – and Maximum Tour Music are booking all french dates on this tour. Shout-out to Lisa Hellberg and Eyota Laelie for additional help.

2.15 – Malmö – Plan B – malmö (SE)
2.17 – Arlon – L’Entrepôt À Arlon (BE)
2.18 – Angers – Jokerspub-Angers (FR)
2.19 – Lórient – Le Galion (FR)
2.20 – Poitiers – Cluricaume Café (FR)
2.23 – Montpellier – The Black Sheep (FR)
2.24 – Bayonne – Le Magneto (FR)
2.25 – Pessac – Sortie 13 (FR)
2.26 – Niort – L’Alternateur (FR)
2.28 – Nantes – La Scène Michelet (FR)
3.3 – Erdeven – Le Coota (FR)
3.4 – TBA (FR)
3.5 – Freiburg – MensaBar (DE)
3.7 – Bremen – Papp (DE)
3.8 – Arnstadt – Rockkneipe ‘Jungfer’ (DE)
3.9 – München – 8 below club (DE)
3.10 – Geislingen – MieV / Seemühle (DE)
3.11 – Karlsruhe – PsyKA / Dorfschänke (DE)
3.13 – Bocholt – Kulturort Alte Molkerei Bocholt e.V. (DE)
3.14 – Mülheim/Ruhr – AZ Mülheim (DE)
3.16 – TBA (DE)
3.17 – Hamburg – Bambi galore (DE)
3.18 – Bad Bevensen – Vakuum e.V. (DE)
3.20 – Mannheim – Kurzbar (DE)
3.21 – Bayreuth – Glashaus Bayreuth (DE)
3.22 – Nürnberg – Z-Bau (DE)
3.23 – Lübbenau – Kulturhof Lübbenau (DE)
3.24 – Berlin – TBA (DE)
3.25 – Oldenburg – Polyester Klub (DE)
3.26 – Aalborg – 1000Fryd (DK)

Photo by Gianluca La Bruna – photographer

MaidaVale is:
Linn Johannesson
Sofia Ström
Matilda Roth
Johanna Hansson

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