Friday, October 04, 2013

Black Leather Jesus 2014 European Tour Kickstarter

photo by Rose Selavy
Texas-based harsh noise supergroup Black Leather Jesus has been abusing ears for 25 years now and they are celebrating with a huge European tour that kicks off next year. Headed by noise legend Richard Ramirez, Black Leather Jesus has had a rotating cast of 20 members (mainly revolving around the core duo of Richard Ramirez and Sean Matzus) and its current incarnation consists of no less than 10-15 members. They are arguably America's greatest noise group so they are a must-see if they come anywhere near your neck of the woods.

Touring has notoriously been a huge burden on bands financially, mentally and physically. Couple that with oversea expenses and you can see why very few acts can make a trek into foreign countries to play for their fans. Independant artists usually have to get by sleeping on peoples' couches and selling just enough merch for transportation costs. Luckily with the advent of the digital age and sites like Kickstarter, artists can now offset at least some of the out of pocket costs by offering a chance to get merch ahead of time. Supporters can choose from a variety of donation options that comes with a BLJ button, digital download of unreleased material, silk-screened shirts or cassette releases from BLJ and their members including Fatal Apartment, The Godless Girl and Struggle Sessions. Donate below and check the dates for their EU Tour after the jump.

Buy/Donate here: Black Leather Jesus Kickstarter


May 9, 2014-London, England
May 10, 2014-Manchester, England
May 11, 2014-Glasgow, Scotland
May 12, 2014- Newcastle, England
May 14, 2014- Toulouse, France
May 15, 2014-Paris, France
May 16, 2014-Montreuil, France
May 17, 2014-Hamburg, Germany
May 18, 2014-Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 19, 2014-Kortrijk, Belgium
venues TBA/cities are subject to MINOR changes.

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