Black Rebel Motorcycle Club announce new album

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have announced that they’ll release their new album in early 2018.

It’s titled Wrong Creatures and it’s set to arrive on January 12 and is their first record since 2013’s Specter At The Feast.

Vocalist and guitarist Peter Hayes, bassist Robert Levon Been and Leah Shapiro began work on the album in the summer of 2015 – just six months after Shapiro underwent life-saving brain surgery for Chiari Malformation, a rare disorder the restricts the flow of spinal fluid between the brain and spine.

Been says: “It’s a crazy making machine, it can chew you up good, I mean we literally toured until the wheels came off and Leah’s brain literally started leaking out of her head.

“I know I’ve battled on and off with mental depression, and Pete’s head never came with any proper instructions.”

To mark the album announcement, the band have released the first track from the album in the shape of Little Thing Gone Wild, which can be listened to below.

They’ll also head out on a European tour throughout October, November and December.

Wrong Creatures is now available for pre-order.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Wrong Creatures tracklist

  1. DFF
  2. Spook
  3. King Of Bones
  4. Haunt
  5. Echo
  6. Ninth Configuration
  7. Question Of Faith
  8. Calling Them All Away
  9. Little Thing Gone Wild
  10. Circus Bazooko
  11. Carried From The Start
  12. All Rise

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 2017 tour dates

Oct 23: Dublin Academy, Ireland
Oct 24: Belfast Limelight, UK
Oct 26: Glasgow Barrowland, UK
Oct 27: Manchester Academy, UK
Oct 28: Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
Oct 30: Leeds O2 Academy, UK
Oct 31: Brighton Dome, UK
Nov 02: Bristol O2 Academy, UK
Nov 03: Nottingham Rock City, UK
Nov 04: London O2 Academy Brixton, UK
Nov 06: Copenhagen Vega, Denmark
Nov 07: Odense Posten, Denmark
Nov 08: Aarhus Train, Denmark
Nov 10: Lille Le Splendid, France
Nov 11: Nancy L’Autre Canal, France
Nov 12: Strasbourg La Laiterie, France
Nov 14: Grenoble La Belle Electrique, France
Nov 15: Nimes Paloma, France
Nov 16: Toulouse Le Bikini, France
Nov 18: La Rochelle La Sirene, France
Nov 20: Amsterdam Paradiso, Netherlands
Nov 21: Antwerp De Roma, Belgium
Nov 22: Paris Elysee Montmartre, France
Nov 25: Hamburg Grosse Freiheit, Germany
Nov 26: Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany
Nov 27: Cologne Live Music Hall, Germany
Nov 28: Munich Tonhalle, Germany
Nov 30: Milan Fabrique, Italy
Dec 01: Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland
Dec 02: Zurich Samsung Hall, Switzerland
Dec 03: Vienna Arena, Austria

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