Jim Jones Revue LP + Tour News

Gonna burn your house
down and collect the insurance money in the process.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Former Thee Hypnotics frontman Jim Jones –
profiled at Blurt-online last year – is taking his Revue out on the North
American highways starting September 1. It’s to promote his new album Burning Your House Down, which drops
next week.

 

As one of our writers puts it, in a review arriving next
week too, “Burning Your House Down,
the third disk from the Jim Jones Revue, is not only the best record by the
band, but the best record the titular hero has released in his long career. Mind
you, this record isn’t the equal of a JJR show – this is possibly the greatest
live rock & roll band invading stages. But Burning Your House Down is still a corker of a rock record and more
than worth your time and attention.”

 

Amen brutha. Produced by Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave
& The Bad Seeds/Grinderman), Burning Your House Down captures the roar of an untamed band at the top of their game. With the
microphone shredding wail of the incomparable Jones at the helm, fearlessly
spurred by Rupert Orton’s six-string maelstrom, Elliot Mortimer’s savaged
ivories and the jackhammer rhythm section of drummer Nick Jones and bassist
Gavin Jay, the band “swings like a giant ball and chain.” In the last few
years, they have swiftly
progressed from their earliest shows in the dive bars of East
London to staking their claim as an unstoppable force in today’s
rock ‘n’ roll scene. Nominated for two MOJO
Honours List Awards in 2010 (Best Newcomer) and 2011 (Best Live Act),
this band is, quite simply, one of the best out there.

 

Tour Dates:

 

September 1st – Vancouver, BC  – The Biltmore Cabaret
September 3rd – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
September 4th – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
September 7th – San Francisco, CA – Independent
September 8th – Los Angeles, CA – Echo
September 10th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
September 11th – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
September 12th – Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo
September 13th – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
September 14th – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Tavern
September 16th – Philadelphia, PA – The Blockley Pourhouse
September 17th – Washington, DC – Black Cat
September 18th – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s

 

 

 

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