English rock vets Love and Rockets – consisting of Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins – are getting ready to set out on previously announced west coast shows this May. The shows follow their performance at this year’s ‘Cruel World Festival’ on May 20th in Pasadena, CA.
May 20 Los Angeles, CA Cruel World
May 21 Oakland, CA Fox Theater [TIX]
May 24 Salt Lake City, UT Sandy Amphitheater [TIX]
May 26 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
May 28 Seattle, WA Moore Theater [TIX]
Here’s more on the band from a presser:
Forming in 1985 after the first split of their band Bauhaus, Love and Rockets provided a clean slate and an opportunity to plumb the depths of imagination and influences. Named after the underground comic by the Hernandez brothers, the band made seven records over the course of thirteen years.
They announced themselves to the world with their radically unique take on the classic Temptations song “Ball Of Confusion.” This debut proved that they were going to be a force to contend with. It became a huge seller and a popular club hit in the US and Canada, where it also went gold. It marked the beginning of a career that would span an impressive 14 years and 7 albums.
The legacy of the band has only grown, with more people realizing the extent of their influence, and generations of new fans discovering them. The list of artists who cite their influence is impressive: The Flaming Lips, The Dandy Warhols, A Place To Bury Strangers, Jane’s Addiction, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beck, Maynard Keenan, Dubfire and the Pixies.
Artist photo by Kevin Westenberg