Blitzen Trapper announce new album & tour

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Folk rockers Blitzen Trapper debuted a theatrical stage show in their hometown of Portland, OR earlier this year called Wild and Reckless. It included new original songs written just for that show, and the soundtrack — recorded live during the performance — got a very limited vinyl release (just 500 copies pressed). Some of the songs from that show have now ended up on a new studio album, also titled Wild and Reckless, which was inspired by the theatrical production but differs from that show’s soundtrack. Here’s what the band says:

Album number nine. Inspired by our theatrical production of the same name, the new studio record Wild and Reckless is both straight-up rock ‘n roll and deconstructed weirdness. Riffs, grooves, three-part harmonies and guitar solos. Darkness, a voice and a piano. Songs of dancing with your main squeeze, losing that main squeeze, then living like there’s nothing left to lose.

The first 250 pre-orders get limited pink vinyl – or a CD that is not pink. You can also choose to get it autographed by the band. The vinyl also includes a free download if you’re into that.

Recorded, mastered and pressed in Portland, Oregon.

The album includes “Stolen Hearts,” which came out as a single earlier this year. Listen to that and watch a clip of the Wild and Reckless stage show, alongside the album tracklist, below. That’s the artwork above.

The album drops on November 3, and Blitzen Trapper will be on tour around then as well. The tour includes a Brooklyn show on November 9 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now and the public on-sale begins Friday (9/8) at noon. All dates are listed below.

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Tracklist
Rebel
Wild and Reckless
Forever Pt. 1
Joanna
No Man’s Land
Stolen Hearts
Dance With Me
Love Live On
When I’m Dying
Baby Won’t You Turn Me On
Forever Pt. 2
Wind Don’t Always Blow

Blitzen Trapper — 2017 Tour Dates
Sep 14 The Bartlett Spokane, WA
Sep 16 Groovin’ On Festival Gallatin Gateway, MT
Sep 29 Devils Backbone Hoopla Roseland, VA
Sep 30 Revival Fest Savannah, GA
Nov 02 The Earl Atlanta, GA
Nov 03 Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC
Nov 04 The Broadberry Richmond, VA
Nov 05 Black Cat Washington, DC
Nov 06 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
Nov 07 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
Nov 09 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Nov 10 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Canada
Nov 11 El Club Detroit, MI
Nov 12 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Nov 14 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
Nov 15 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
Nov 16 Turf Club St Paul, MN
Nov 17 The Mill Iowa City, IA
Nov 18 Blueberry Hill Duck Room Saint Louis, MO
Nov 19 Exit/In Nashville, TN
Dec 01 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
Dec 02 Casbah San Diego, CA
Dec 04 Sweetwater Music Hall Mill Valley, CA
Dec 05 The Independent San Francisco, CA
Dec 07 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
Dec 08 Revolution Hall Portland, OR

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