* Band to Release Tracks from new Covers EP Free to Fans *
** EP Features Versions of Classics from The Police, Blonde Redhead, Weezer, Fugazi and King Crimson **
For a band that’s always been looking ahead, 2013 marks a rare time when RX Bandits is looking back. The prog-punk icons have re-emerged and will embark on a 20-date tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their career landmark album The Resignation, kicking off July 5th in San Francisco at The Regency Ballroom. The shows will feature the band performing the album in its entirety, in addition to playing fan favorites from the rest of its catalog.
And if ending their hiatus wasn’t cause enough for celebration, RX Bandits will release a five-song EP of covers – their first recorded material in four years – as a gift to fans who have supported them over their 17+ year history. Four of the songs will be released for FREE – one per week beginning June 3rd leading up to the tour commencement – with the fifth being exclusive to a limited edition CD version that will be available for purchase at the shows.
The Covers EP
1. “Can’t Stand Losing You” (original by The Police) [free to fans on June 3rd]
2. “Falling Man” (original by Blonde Redhead) [free to fans on June 10th]
3. “Surf Wax America” (original by Weezer) [free to fans on June 17th]
4. “Cashout” (original by Fugazi) [free to fans on June 24th]
5. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (original by King Crimson) [exclusive to CD]
RX Bandits 2013 Tour Dates:
07/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
07/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
07/07 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
07/09 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
07/11 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
07/12 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
07/14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
07/15 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
07/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
07/18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
07/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
07/20 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
07/23 – Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
07/24 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
07/25 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theatre
07/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
07/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
07/29 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
07/31 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
08/01 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
A creative and commercial watershed, The Resignation showed RX Bandits further augmenting their sound with a more complex palette, incorporating elements of Latin, prog-rock, dub and blues — ideas they further transformed through 2006’s …And the Battle Begun and 2009’s Mandala.
Following this tour RX Bandits will also play several summer festivals around the world, including Reading and Leeds. They are expected to convene after touring to discuss plans for their future, which may include a new studio album for 2014.