The Coathangers Announce 2017 Tour Dates – ‘Parasite’ EP on Vinyl Coming June 30

The Coathangers announced a string of summer tour dates in support of their upcoming EP, Parasite. The new effort is already available on streaming services, but a vinyl version will be released on June 30th via Suicide Squeeze Records. A list of dates can be found below.

From the official Parasite press release:

Parasite kicks off with the title track, a rowdy throwback to a younger, angrier incarnation of the band. Crafted in the wake of the election and during a tumultuous period in the band members’ private lives, “Parasite” is pure catharsis. “During the making of our last album, I didn’t want to scream anymore, I just wanted to sing and focus on melody. When we came to this recording, I just wanted to scream and curse.” If the EP is meant as a journey through the various stages of the band’s career, it certainly storms out of the gate with the same kind of piss-and-vinegar of their eponymous debut. And while “Wipe Out” is another rowdy venture, with bassist Meredith Franco taking over the lead vocal duties over a steady barrage of pointed power-chords, it also showcases the rousing choruses that elevated the trio from underground heroines to an internationally renowned garage act. Despite the adverse times, The Coathangers’ mastery of pop cannot be contained forever, as is evident in the EP’s single “Captain’s Dead”, with its sultry verses, triumphant chorus, and a bombastic freak-out of noisy guitar. The journey through The Coathangers’ musical evolution leads to a revamped version of “Down Down” off 2016’s Nosebleed Weekend LP and the smoky twang of “Drifter”, in which drummer/vocalist Stephanie Luke demonstrates her knack for solid Dusty Springfield-style ballads.

The Coathangers 2017 Tour Dates

TUE MAY 23 – Ramsgate UK, Ramsgate Music Hall
WED MAY 24 – Gent BE, Psych Over 9000
THU MAY 25 – Eindhoven NL, Stroomhuis
FRI MAY 26 – Rotterdam NL, Roodkapje, Girls Go Boom Night
SAT MAY 27 – Amsterdam NL, Pacific Park
SUN MAY 28 – Utrecht NL, dB’s
TUE MAY 30 – Hamburg DE, Molotow
WED MAY 31 – Berlin DE, Cassiopeia

THU JUN 1 – Munich DE, Orangehouse
FRI JUN 2 – Cologne DE, MTC
SAT JUN 3 – Paris FR, Le Batofar
MON JUN 6 – Ravenna IT, Beaches Brew Festival
WED JUN 7 – Yverdon-Le-Bains CH, L-Amalgame
THU JUN 8 – Clermont FR, Ferrand Le Barraka
FRI JUN 9 – Nimes FR, This is not a Love Song
SAT JUN 10 – Helsinki FI, Sideways Festival
SUN JUN 17 – San Francisco CA, Phono Del Sol

TUE JUL 18 – Atlanta GA, The Earl
WED JUL 19 – Chattanooga TN, JJ’s Bohemia
THU JUL 20 – St Louis MO, Off Broadway
FRI JUL 21 – Kansas City MO, The Riot Room
SAT JUL 22 – Denver CO, Globe Hall
MON JUL 24 – Omaha NE, Milk Run
TUE JUL 25 – Sioux Falls SD, Total Drag Records
WED JUL 26 – Minneapolis MN, 7th St Entry
THU JUL 27 – Chicago IL, Beat Kitchen
FRI JUL 28 – Indianapolis IN, The Melody Inn
SAT JUL 29 – Davenport IA, Daytrotter

TUE AUG 1 – Grand Rapids MI, The Pyramid Scheme
WED AUG 2 – Columbus OH, Ace of Cups
THU AUG 3 – Cincinnati OH, Northside Yacht Club
FRI AUG 4 – Louisville KY, Zanzabar
SAT AUG 5 – Knoxville TN, The Pilot Light