St. Paul & The Broken Bones have announced a lengthy 30-date 2022 US tour to support their forthcoming album and ATO Records debut The Alien Coast, out January 28. The tour features some of the biggest headlining shows yet for the blazing Alabama 8-piece, including a performance at The Beacon Theatre in New York City on March 11. One of the great live bands to emerge over the past few years, St. Paul & The Broken Bones have toured the globe many times over, delivering a “potent live show that knocks audiences on their ass” (Esquire). Led by frontman Paul Janeway, SPATBB have opened for the Rolling Stones and shared the stage with Elton John, and their shows are perennial highlights of marquee music festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza.
Tickets go on sale Friday morning, see below for the full itinerary.
The band has also revealed a live performance video of lead single “The Last Dance” today. The video captures one of the band’s very first live performances of the song and is brimming with their trademark energy and swagger. It was filmed in a single take at Ol Elegante studios in Birmingham, AL, the studio where they made some of their earliest recordings.
The Alien Coast is a fever dream convergence of soul and psychedelia, stoner metal and funk, and sounds unlike anything they’ve created before. It is the first SPATBB album tracked in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, AL. The arrangement allowed the octet to spend more time and tap a broader creative community than ever before, resulting in their most ambitious work to date. Janeway cites a disparate range of influences that wove their way into the writing for The Alien Coast, from Greek mythology and dystopian sci-fi, to works of art like Bartolomé Bermejo’s Saint Michael Triumphs over the Deviland 17th-century Italian sculpture, to colonial-period history books.
The full music video for "The Last Dance" debuted last month and was directed by Machete Bang Bang (Coldplay, Jeff Goldblum, Evan Rachel Wood). Says Janeway: “The juxtaposition of dancing while facing certain doom is what “Last Dance” is all about. Like dancing through a Mad Max scene. So naturally the video had to be a dance video.”
The band also recently shared the song and video for "3000 AD Mass" a raw, explosive track driven by Janeway’s vocal roar that sets the tone for the album.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones has reached incredible heights since breaking out with their first album. Their previous three albums each debuted in the Billboard 200, their legendary NPR Tiny Desk has over 7 million views and they’ve appeared on several television shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Austin City Limits and more. They were the first-ever musical performance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, were asked to do a rare encore by David Letterman and were nominated for a Daytime Emmy for their appearance on CBS Saturday Morning.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones is Paul Janeway, Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone), and Amari Ansari (saxophone).
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St. Paul & The Broken Bones 2021-2022 tour:
December 3 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
December 4 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
December 30 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
December 31 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
January 26 – Atlanta, GA – Criminal Records (In-store event)
January 27 – Birmingham, AL – Seasick Records (In-store event)
January 28 – Nashville, TN – Grimey’s (In-store event)
February 1 – London, United Kingdom – Electric Ballroom
February 3 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Brudenell Social Club
February 4 – Glasgow, Scotland – Old Fruitmarket
February 6 – Paris, Ile-de-France – Bataclan
February 8 – Berlin, Germany – Hole 44
February 9 – Belgium, Brussels – Le Botanique
February 10 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
March 2-March 6 – North Charleston, SC – Riverfront Park Performance Pavilion
Newly announced dates:
March 4 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern *
March 5 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Wine & Food Festival
March 6 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz *
March 8 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre *
March 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
March 11 – New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre *
March 12 – Lebanon, NH – Lebanon Opera House *
March 13 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
March 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore *
March 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *
March 18 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
March 19 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre *
March 20 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall *
March 22 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *
March 23 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *
March 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theatre *
March 26 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
April 23 – Dallas, TX – The Granada Theater ^
April 24 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s ^
April 26 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom ^
April 28 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom ^
April 29 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up ^
April 30 – Salt Lake City – Commonwealth Room ^
May 3 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune ^
May 5 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom ^
May 6 – San Francisco, CA/Oakland, CA – Fox Theater ^
May 7 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay ^
May 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel ^
May 11 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s ^
May 12 – Phoenix, AR – The Van Buren ^
* with Thee Sacred Souls
^ with Danielle Ponder