Camper Van Beethoven ready for 30th anniversary trek
Indie pioneers Camper Van Beethoven will spend part of the month on the U.S. tour trail celebrating their 30th anniversary and the impending release of "La Costa Perdida," their first album of new material in nine years.
The celebratory outing gets underway Jan. 18 in Philadelphia and includes a dozen stops, including the Feb. 23 wrap-up in Portland, OR.
Tickets for the trek are available now; details are available at the band's website.
The California-based indie rockers will record the tour's first three shows, according to a press release. No word yet on when those will be released.
CVB is set to unveil "La Costa Perdida," the band's eighth studio album, Jan. 22 via 429 Records. The impending drop marks the group's first new material since 2004's "New Roman Times."
"The coolest part was that everything flowed from the fact that these distinctive musicians and personalities sat in the living room," bassist/guitarist Victor Krummenacher said of the new album in a press release. "Four people are writing it. The songs have great energy, but we're more relaxed and stately and a lot more confident."
18 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live (w/Cracker)
19 - New York, NY - Stage 48 (w/Cracker)
20 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East (w/Cracker)
23 - Augusta, GA - Sky City
24 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
25 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
26 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
27 - Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage
14 - Minneapolis, MN - Burnsville Performing Arts Center (w/Cracker)
16 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
22 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
23 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios