Local H continue their stride with the announcement of Fall tour dates in support of their newest album, Hey, Killer. Starting October 16, dates include a run of Southwest and West Coast dates with Failure and …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead. Midwest headline dates include their annual Black Friday show in the Chicago suburbs, and various surrounding area dates in November and into December. Local H will ring in the New Year at a Mad Max-themed show presented by Chicago alternative radio station WKQX at Cubby Bear in Chicago.

“Our schedule has been a bit relentless, and that’s exactly how we feel — relentless,” proclaims Local H frontman Scott Lucas. “We’ve been playing some of the best shows of our lives this year. It’s pretty awesome.”

“We toured with Failure — What? Almost 20 years ago? Jesus! I’m expecting nothing less than full-on déjà vu,” Lucas enthusiastically adds. “And yet, there’s nothing nostalgic about the pairing. At least I don’t feel that way. Both bands just put out great records that we’re really proud of. We’ve got nothing to apologize for.”

Local H have been crisscrossing the country non-stop since Hey, Killer was released to rave reviews in April (see what critics are saying about it below). So far, the tour has included sold-out shows in Brooklyn, Boston and Chicago (where they also celebrated their 25th anniversary), as well as a triumphant return to Milwaukee’s Summerfest, several indie brewery festivals (including the Goose Island Beer Company Festival last weekend in Chicago) and Dia De Los Toadies at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth, TX earlier this month.

Appropriately, Local H have released a riff-heavy new single called Gig Bag Road, a standout track from Hey, Killer about the daily grind of being on tour. “There are a lot of blues references on this record, and this takes that boozy Stones swagger side of the blues and runs it into the ground,” says Lucas. Watch a live performance of Gig Bag Road from the Cat’s Cradle in Chapel Hill below or stream the song here. Purchase Hey, Killer on G&P Records website, iTunes or Amazon.

Fall Tour Dates
10/16    Bloomington, IL         Castle Theatre
10/17    St. Louis, MO              The Firebird (with Failure)
10/19    Albuquerque, NM      Launchpad (with Failure)
10/20    Tucson, AZ                  The Rock (with Failure)
10/21    Phoenix, AZ                Crescent Ballroom (with Failure)
10/22    Las Vegas, NV           Fremont Country Club (with Failure)
10/24    Santa Cruz, CA          The Catalyst (with Failure)
10/25    Fresno, CA                 Strummers
10/27    Los Angeles, CA       The Regent (with Failure + …Trail of Dead)
10/28    Anaheim, CA             House of Blues (with Failure + …Trail of Dead)
10/29    San Diego, CA           The Music Box (with Failure + …Trail of Dead)
11/2      Denver, CO                 Lost Lake Lounge
11/3      Lincoln, NE                 Vega
11/25    Glendale Heights, IL  Q Bar
11/27    Palatine, IL                 Durty Nellie’s
11/28    Madison, WI              High Noon Saloon
12/4     Hillsdale, MI               The Underground
12/5     Merrionette Park, IL  115 Bourbon Street
12/31   Chicago, IL                  Cubby Bear

What critics are saying about Hey, Killer:
“A potent new offering from Chicago stalwarts too easily taken for granted… 11 winning tracks in 47 kick-ass minutes, with at least that many hooks” – Jim Derogatis on his Pop N Stuff blog at Chicago Public Radio’s WBEZ

“Hey, Killer sounds like a mighty rebirth. It’s a powerful restatement of purpose that deserves your full attention.” – Allan Raible, ABCNews.com

“Defying the unwritten rule that most rock bands go into decline after a decade – if they even make it that far – the duo continues to inject power pop with soul and wit on new album “Hey, Killer.” It’s a heck of an anniversary gift from songwriter-guitarist-singer Scott Lucas to mark his band’s 25th year.” – Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

“The record – the duo’s first full studio effort with Harding – is a fun, brash and ultra low-fi delight fortified by garage-rock spunk, crunchy guitar mayhem and plenty of irreverent themes that manifest in tunes like John the Baptist Blues and Age Group Champion.” – Walter Tunis, Lexington Herald-Leader

“…the album sounds as fresh and unrelenting as a debut record. …Where all of the other bands have grown up, matured, sip coffee, and share stories of their children playing together on play dates, Local H open beer bottles with their teeth, compare scars, and consistently put out unabashed rock n roll for the people who still don’t mind going to shows even if it means they accidentally get puked on, or get into an occasional bar fight.” – Aaron Cooper, Bearded Gentleman


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