Black Lizard head out on an extensive European tour this Autumn after a run of Finnish and Estonian dates this summer.
The tour, in support of the well loved and well received sophomore album Solarize, can be simply referred to as the Solarize Tour. The Solarize Tour takes in Spain, UK , Holland, Belgium before arriving in Hamburg’s key Reeperbahn Festival ahead of an extensive run of German dates.
Black Lizard Solarize Tour 2015 (where available, click links for tickets/details)
- 11.07. TALLINN Kultuuritolm Festival, Estonia
- 18.07. OULU Uleåborg Festival of Psychedelia, Finland
- 24.07. JOENSUU Kesäyöklubi, Kerubi, Finland
- 01.08. TURKU Indie-Iltamat, Finland
- 16.08. HELSINKI Flow Festival, Finland
- 11.09. Copenhagen Psych Festival, Denmark.
- 12.09. ZARAGOZA Zaragoza Psych Fest , Spain
- 16.09. MANCHESTER The Castle, UK
- 17.09. LONDON The Old Blue Last, UK
- 19.09. UTRECHT, ACU, Holland
- 21.09. GENT Café Video, Belgium
- 24.09. HAMBURG Reeperbahn Festival, Germany
- 25.09. BREMEN Lagerhaus, Germany
- 26.09. BERLIN Berlin Independence Night, Germany
- 27.09. DRESDEN Beatpol, Germany
- 28.09. MÜNCHEN Ampere, Germany
- 29.09. FREIBURG Cafe Atlantik, Germany
Solarize was introduced to the world earlier this year via an Edu Maaranen video for lead single All Her Time
Solarize‘s Finnish release in March 2015 attracted serious praise for the band’s self-produced second albumwhile the Finnish tour release for Solarize saw the band captivate fans with a bigger, bolder sound. When You Motor Away Blog “The other seven tracks reveal Black Lizard’s increased confidence in their brand of psychedelic garage. For my money, “All Her Time”, “Prefect Dope” and “Helpless” are most memorable. But there are no weak spots. Play it end to end and you are living in a rock and roll fantasy. Nordic Music Review ”this is a band who write great songs and tunes, and who also have an identity and a real sense of style. And ‘Solarize’ is an excellent album” 8.5/10 Forkster “rOCKS It oUT” “Their music grounds incorporate superb genre element diversions of alternative rock, indie rock, Madchester beat, psychedelic rock, shoegaze and roots rock n’ roll shines.”All Scandinavian “A great psych-rock album“ Desibeli.net 5/5 “Masterpeice” It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine “one of the finest releases I’ve ever heard”,Ja Ja Ja “a broader direction for the band, adding new instrumentation and ideas to the mix while retaining the unrelenting energy and focus that this band so fully represent.” Glue/Rosvot “retains all the elements we’ve come to love about Black Lizard, that is the mesmerising fuzzy guitars, the airy vocals and the psyched, garage attitude, but this time around it sounds a little bit bigger, a little bit louder” Austin Town Hall “it sounds as if they’ve taken the old formula of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, or even JAMC, and made it entirely their own. That’s what I love about the group: no matter what they do, they own it, giving it their all for the betterment of our experience”
Band photos Sofia Okkonen