Friday, January 13, 2012


Following the release of their record, American Goldwing, last September via Sub Pop Records, Blitzen Trapper kept their fans entertained with an extensive US tour through the end of 2011. With a late October performance of "Love the Way You Walk Away" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon under their belt, the Portland based band finished off the year with yet another TV appearance, this time on the Late Show with David Letterman where they played fan favorite "Might Find It Cheap".  After a brief holiday hiatus,  Blitzen Trapper is back with a new run of tour dates and a brand new music video for the song "Taking It Easy Too Long." The video was directed by the band's drummer, Brian Adrian Koch.  Full list of 2012 tour dates below with The Parson Red Heads (Arena Rock Recording Co.) supporting.  


What people are saying about Blitzen Trapper:

"Blitzen Trapper's Eric Earley performs the amazing feat of making alt-country seem fresh on the band's gripping sixth album. This Portland, Oregon quintet has long excelled at energizing rootsy sounds with trashy noise, but Earley's true trump card is smart, vivid songwriting that transcends genres." - SPIN Magazine


"It's a simplistic but intoxicating roots fantasy - full of Dylan mysticism, spidery acoustic Dead jamming, tasty 1970s rock moves and evocations of high-plains drifters with ichy trigger fingers drinking from jam jars." - Rolling Stone


"The stories here are the stuff of swamp rock legend: Characters are drinking too much whiskey late at night, fantasizing about loving or leaving the finest women in town, returning home, and piecing together the wonders of the natural world... Blitzen Trapper has once again succeeded in crafting an album that fits with the classics." - Under the Radar


Blitzen Trapper March 2012 Tour Dates

Mar 3 Arcata CA @ Humboldt Brews Tickets

Mar 5 Sacramento CA @ Harlow's  Tickets

Mar 6 Visalia CA @ The Cellar Door Tickets (Howlin' Rain & The Parson Red Heads Supporting)

Mar 7 Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour Tickets

Mar 9 Santa Barbara CA @ SOhO Restaurant and Music Club Tickets

Mar 10  Long Beach CA @ Alex's Bar Tickets

Mar 11 Phoenix AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom Tickets

Mar 12 Tucson AZ @ Club Congress Tickets

Mar 19  Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad

Mar 20 Telluride CO @ Sheridan Opera House Tickets

Mar 22 Salt Lake City UT @ The State Room Tickets

Mar 23 Boise, ID @ Neurolux (Treefort Music Festival) 

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