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Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears will release their fourth full-length album Backlash on February 10 (INgrooves). The album sees the return to their take on classic soul and punked-up R&B, and is their most stylistically adventurous work so far. The “PTP” video was directed / animated by Barcelona-based illustrator Roger Haus.

Recorded in the band’s hometown of Austin, Backlash is their most stylistically adventurous work so far, and expands their sound by bringing gritty guitar tones and Stax-styled horn sections to intricate, danceable arrangements inspired by the likes of Nile Rodgers. The album delivers a host of songs rooted in regret but steeped in a defiant spirit. Backlash ultimately unfolds as an album both joyfully chaotic and intensely cathartic.

Known for their can’t-miss, full-throttle live show, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears are also set for a North American headline tour, the band’s first comprehensive run since 2013. They have also announced an in-store at Austin’s Waterloo Records on release day (Jan 20 at 5pm CST). Pre-order Backlash at shop.blackjoelewis.com and see full tour dates below.

TOUR DATES
02/10 Austin, TX – Waterloo Records (in-store)
02/14 Lafayette, LA – Blue Moon Saloon
02/15 Mobile, AL – The Merry Widow
02/16 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
02/17 Charleston, SC – Charleston Pourhouse
02/18 Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
02/20 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
02/21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
02/22 New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/23 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
02/24 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
02/25 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Lounge
02/27 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
02/28 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
03/02 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
03/03 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
03/04 Chicago, IL – Metro
03/06 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
03/07 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
03/08 Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads Saloon
03/29 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
03/30 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
04/01 San Diego, CA – Casbah
04/02 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
04/04 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
04/06 Seattle, WA – Neumos
04/07 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
04/08 Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo
04/09 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
04/11 Boise, ID – Neurolux
04/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04/13 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
04/14 Taos, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing Company
04/15 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace

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