Warpaint add new dates to fall tour

Warpaint add new dates to fall tour
Photo by Andy Kellen

Warpaint have extended their fall tour with new dates today, including November 12 at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsey, November 17 at Austin’s Emo’s and November 22 at San Diego’s Observatory North Park. Facial, Goldensuns and VS Colour will support on select dates.

“Hi everyone—we’re adding more U.S. dates to our tour and we’re bringing some of our favorite new bands with us—Facial, Goldensuns and VS Colour!” says the band. “Can’t wait to see you all, it’s been long enough…x.” The tour celebrates the Los Angeles-based band’s forthcoming release, Heads Up, set for release September 23rd via Rough Trade Records.

Heads Up was recorded after the band spent 2015 apart working on solo projects and their own endeavors. Reuniting in January of this year, the band invited producer Jacob Bercovici—with whom they had worked on their debut EP Exquisite Corpse—into the studio to begin work on the new LP. The band spent time recording in their House on the Hill studio in downtown Los Angeles, their own home studios and Papap’s Palace, and—for the first time ever—recorded in pairs and alone rather than as a full band, allowing for a new creative freedom.

“The doors were a little more open in terms of what was accepted and what wasn’t, because we were sharing ideas so rapidly between us,” says the band’s drummer Stella Mozgawa of the recording process. “The roles that each of us individually had—or had established—were a little more malleable.”

“Everybody was allowed to have their space, time and creative freedom with songs and figure out, ‘I wonder what the best notes would be? I wonder what the best part would be to play?’” says bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg. “Everybody got to sit and go, ‘What do I want to do on this? What’s my part? What’s my role? How can I make it the best?’”

The result is an album influenced by artists as eclectic as Janet Jackson, Björk, Kendrick Lamar and Outkast.

“I feel really proud of what we made—almost surprised and shocked,” says Lindberg. “When we were making it, I was like, ‘I wonder what this is going to sound like? How’s this going to come together?’ I love the way that it came together so nicely. I feel so proud of it, and like it’s an evolution of our band. It sounds like a mature version of Warpaint.”

Warpaint is Emily Kokal (guitar, vocals), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, vocals), Stella Mozgawa (drums, vocals) and Theresa Wayman (guitar, vocals). Heads Up follows their critically beloved debut EP Exquisite Corpse, 2010’s The Fool and 2014’s Warpaint.

*with Facial and Goldensuns
†with Facial
‡with Goldensuns and VS Colour

August 18 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 19 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands Lowlands Festival
August 21 Abergavenny, UK Green Man Festival
August 23 Dublin, Ireland The National Concert Hall
September 19 Seattle, WA The Showbox*
September 20 Vancouver, BC Imperial Vancouver*
September 21 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom*
September 23 Oakdale, CA Symbiosis Festival
September 24 Long Beach, CA Music Tastes Good
September 25 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful
September 27 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre†
September 29 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater†
September 30 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall†
October 1 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall†
October 3 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall†
October 4 Washington, DC 9:30 Club†
October 6 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club†
October 7 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw†
October 8 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom†
October 9 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer†
October 12 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore*
October 13 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre*
October 22 Bristol, U.K. Simple Things Festival
October 23 Edinburgh, U.K. Queens Hall
October 24 Manchester, U.K. Albert Hall
October 26 Liverpool, U.K. The Dome
October 27 London, U.K. The Roundhouse
October 29 Paris, France Pitchfork Festival
October 30 Cologne, Germany Live Musik Hall
November 1 Berlin, Germany Astra
November 2 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
November 4 Reykjavik, Iceland Iceland Airwaves – Húrra
November 10 Atlanta, GA Terminal West‡
November 11 Chattanooga, TN Revelry Room‡
November 12 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsey‡
November 14 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s‡
November 16 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – Ballroom‡
November 17 Austin, TX Emo’s‡
November 18 Dallas, TX Trees‡
November 22 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park‡