By the time Ripple Music labelmates Wo Fat and Mothership hit the shores of Europe together next April, they’ll both have new records out. In the case of Wo Fat, that will be Midnight Cometh, their first full-length for the label — they also have a limited self-released split 7″ out in Dec. on which they cover Betty Davis‘ “They Say I’m Different”; already sold out — and for Mothership, it’s the Live over Freak Valley LP due Jan. 15 that captures their last voyage abroad. In any case, it will no doubt be a trip to remember, including as it does stops at Desertfest Berlin and London and world-famous venues in Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark and elsewhere.
You might recall the first Texas Takeover with Wo Fat and Mothership, in addition to Mothership‘s impending live album, also resulted in Wo Fat‘s Live Juju at Freak Valley (review here). We’ll see if 2016’s tour is similarly productive.
We are pleased to announce the tour dates for our 2016 Texas Takeover II Tour with our Texas Riff Brothers, Mothership. Dig the rockin’ poster from David Paul Seymour.
Throughout their sonic odyssey spanning five studio albums, a live album, and two splits, beginning in 2006 with The Gathering Dark, Wo Fat have stayed true to the deep, dark blues that wail from within and have continually forged their riffs with a primal groove. Going stronger and rocking harder than ever before, the band are currently readying their next chapter – and first with Ripple – with the release of their brand new album Midnight Cometh. Looming on the horizon and due for release in Spring 2016, this newest slab of riffage lurking in your future is easily their most daring and psychotropic exploration of heaviness to date.
Since 2013 Mothership has traveled non-stop, playing live across the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe; taking to festival stages, nightclubs, and under the sun at whatever motorcycle parties they could find. They are for all intents and purposes a heavy rock juggernaut that has only just begun to tear a hole in the cosmos. And guess what? They have no plans of slowing down for anyone.
WO FAT & MOTHERSHIP: Texas Takeover II Tour:
04.18 Mephisto Hannover DE
04.19 Schaubude Kel DE
04.21 Pokalen Oslo NO
04.22 Loppen Copenhagen DK
04.23 1000Fryd Aalborg DK
04.24 Rock Cafe Hamburg DE
04.25 The Vortex Siegen DE
04.26 Feierwerk Munich DE
04.27 Arena Vienna AT
04.28 Desertfest Berlin DE
04.29 Dornrosje Nijmegen NL
04.30 Pre-Roadkill Festival Party Waarschoot BE
05.01 Desertfest London UK