Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Take Baby 81 For A Spin

The Howl-meets-Weiland rocker “Weapon Of Choice” was a hit with you guys last month, and with little over a month before their fourth full-length Baby 81 is “officially” released, Nick, Peter, and Robert have revealed the details of their headlining tour to support the record. The first six dates are with Glaswegian rockers (and friends of Townshend) The Fratellis, but it’s all BRMC from Idaho on (sorry, Boise!). We’re just about a spin through the record, and it’s a mixed bag so far. Easily their most broad ranging effort to date (“All You Do Is Talk” starts like a U2 ballad while “Need Some Air” is practically post-punk), but we’re sticking to the ballsier Black Rebel of “Weapon” and “666 Conducer.” Let us know if you’ve listened.

Check the dates, after the jump.

05/05 – Marquee Theatre (Tempe, AZ)*
05/06 – House of Blues (San Diego, CA)*
05/08 – The Wiltern (Los Angeles, CA)*
05/09 – The Filmore (San Francisco, CA)*
05/11 – Roseland Theatre (Portland, OR)*
05/13 – The Showbox (Seattle, WA)*
05/15 – The Big Easy (Boise, ID)
05/16 – In The Venue (Salt Lake City, UT)
05/17 – Gothic Theatre (Englewood, C)
05/18 – Sokol Underground (Omaha, NE)
05/19 – Granada Theater (Lawrence, KS)
05/20 – The Pageant (St. Louis, MO)
05/22 – First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN)
05/23 – The Rave (Milwaukee, WI)
05/24 – Vic Theatre (Chicago, IL)
05/25 – St. Andrews Hall (Detroit, MI)
05/29 – Avalon (Boston, MA)
05/31 – Webster Hall (New York, NY)
06/01 – Theatre Of The Living Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
06/02 – 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.)
06/04 – Newport Music Hall (Columbus, OH)
06/05 – The Music Mill (Indianapolis, IN)
06/06 – City Hall (Nashville, TN)
06/07 – Roxy Theatre (Atlanta, GA)
06/09 – Culture Room (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
06/10 – The Social (Orlando, FL)
06/12 – Zydeco (Birmingham, AL)
06/13 – The Republic (New Orleans, LA)
06/14 – Meridian (Houston, TX)
06/15 – La Zona Rosa (Austin, TX)
06/16 – House of Blues (Dallas, TX)

Baby 81 is out 5/1 on RCA.