Brighton’s Blood Red Shoes return to North America for the second time in six months for five shows with The Joy Formidable and a coast-to-coast headline run.
The duo of Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell have been busy in the studio as well: they released their third full-length In Time To Voices in July of 2012, and the Water EP dropped just last month via V2 / Cooperative Music. January also saw the re-release of their first two records, Box of Secrets & Fire Like This, also on V2 / Cooperative Music.
For a taste of the pair’s bombastic live shoes take a peak at the new video for explosive track “Red River”. The video contains live and on-the-road footage of the band’s recent tour in Russia, which saw the band encounter the full force of the Russian Customs officers, travel through snow after shows, and spark mosh pits in Moscow and St Petersburg.
Expect the same level of excitement from the restless outfit this time around. “We planned to spend most of 2013 working on new material after touring like motherfuckers last year,” says drummer/vocalist Steven Ansell. “But we realized that we’d go insane if we stayed in one place too long. Plus the last North American tour we did was a blast and kind of inspired us with new songs anyway. So we’re heading back over for a few weeks again, hitting some familiar places and breaking some new ground too. It’ll be cool to play the songs off our new EP because some of them were actually inspired by our time on the road in North America in late 2012.”
NORTH AMERICAN DATES
April 17th @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY *
April 18th @ Webster Hall – New York, NY *
April 19th @ House of Blues – Boston, MA *
April 20th @ Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
April 21st @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC *
April 25th @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL
April 27th @ The Echo – Los Angeles, CA ^
April 28th @ Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
April 29th @ Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
April 30th @ Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
May 2nd @ The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY
* in support of The Joy Formidable