BLK JKS Add More US Tour Dates (Bell House), New LP Coming Soon + Le Poisson Rouge Pics

BLK JKS at Le Poisson Rouge (03/27/09)
BLK JKS at Le Poisson Rouge
Photo: Paul Kim

South Africa’s BLK JKS played a couple of shows here before they headed off to Austin for SXSW, but up until now their summer tour schedule was more or less empty, save for one appearance at Seattle’s Sasquatch Music Festival. I caught them when they played Union Hall, and was pretty impressed with their live set, so I was psyched to find out they are coming back to town to play the larger (but still intimate) Bell House on May 27 (Buy Tickets). Though I haven’t received any official North American tour announcement, I was able to find four new US dates listed on the Internets. BLK JKS recorded their debut full length record earlier this year in Bloomington, IA at Russian Recording and though nobody at the label was able to provide me with a specific date, it should be released in late summer.

More BLK JKS tour dates and pictures from their New Africa Live opening set at Le Poisson Rouge after the jump.

BLK JKS 2009 Tour Dates
05/05/09 Berlin, DE – White Trash
05/06/09 London, UK – Bardens Boudoir
05/09/09 Caceres, ES – WOMAD
05/22/09 San Francisco, CA The Independent *
05/23/09 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
05/24/09 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater #
05/25/09 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
05/27/09 Brooklyn, NY (Buy Tickets)
06/02/09 New York, NY Knitting Factory
06/03/09 New York, NY Irving Plaza %
06/04/09 New York, NY Irving Plaza %
06/08/09 Cambridge, MA TT the Bear’s
08/05/09 Saint Pierre, La Reunion – Indian Ocean Party

% w/ Femi Kuti
* w/ Foreign Born
# w/ Michael Franti & Spearhead, Santigold, SOJA (soldiers of jah army)

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BLK JKS at Le Poisson Rouge

BLK JKS at Le Poisson Rouge

BLK JKS at Le Poisson Rouge

BLK JKS at Le Poisson Rouge

BLK JKS at Le Poisson Rouge

BLK JKS at Le Poisson Rouge

BLK JKS at Le Poisson Rouge

BLK JKS at Le Poisson Rouge

BLK JKS at Le Poisson Rouge

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